Monday, March 18, 2013

Catching up

A few more music deaths to catch up on, mostly from the world of country.
Claude King was best known for his 1962 hit Wolverton Mountain, but he also had success with Big River Big Man, The Comancheros and Burning of Atlanta. Later he had success with Tiger Woman. Originally from Shreveport, he was 90.
Another country singer to have passed on is Jack Greene, best known for his mega hit There Goes My Everything from 1966 (a UK hit for Engelbert Humperdinck). Aged 83, he was known as the Jolly Green Giant due to his height and deep voice. Another success for Jack was Don't You Ever Get Tired (Of Hurting Me).
Sammy Masters made his biggest mark with the rockabilly number Rockin' Red Wing in 1960 and later recorded a version of I Fought The Law. His early records for 4 Star made his name as a rockabilly singer and he appeared at Hemsby in the UK in 1998. Sammy was 82.
Another leading traditional jazz man, Terry Lightfoot, has died, just weeks after the death of Kenny Ball. Clarinettist Lightfoot formed his first band, the Wood Green Stompers, in the early sixties and rivalled Ball, Bilk and Barber as the main trad performers of the era. He was 77.
A final word, too, for Frank Thornton, Captain Peacock of Are You Being Served?, who has died aged 92.


At 5:22 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its been a very sad time for people I have admired and listened to for years. God it would appear is putting together a cracking show
Also Frank Thornton is re-united with Mollie Sugden, John Inman and young Mr Grace. RIP.
John Snr

At 8:43 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deathwatch '13 continues at a pace.....



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