Mattis wrote that Trump was dividing the nation and was threatening the Constitution. He argued that the current military leadership erred in accompanying Trump to the church, and that there was no reason to adopt a militarized response to the unrest sweeping the country following the death of George Floyd in police custody.
He’d seen it all. Rest in peace, sir.
R.I.P. Jimmy Capps, “The Gambler” Guitarist and Grand Ole Opry Member Dies at 81
Capps was part of The Nashville A-Team, a collective of session musicians who backed artists like Elvis, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Brenda Lee throughout the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. In Capps’ case, he famously played on Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler”, George Jones’ “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, and George Strait’s “Amarillo by Morning”. He also shared time in the studio with Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire, Ray Charles, Andy Williams, and Alan Jackson.
Dire Straits release what’s become their most prolific album 35 years ago today — on May 13, 1985.
That all being said, I can’t listen to the title track and not think of the West Wing episode, “Two Cathedrals.” (Final episode, Season 2)
Bob Marley plays his final concert: a 20-song set at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh with his group, The Wailers.After the performance, Marley, who is suffering from cancer that has spread to his brain, collapses and is taken to a hospital for treatment. Marley dies on May 11, 1981.
Twenty (20) Number 1 country hits, her “country couple” marriage to George Jones and an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Never mind the trail she blazed for all the other female country artists that followed her.
Tammy Wynette ~ b. May 5, 1942. It’s a holiday in many places.
Pete Seeger believed in “the power of song” to bring social change. Over the years, Pete used his voice and his hammer to strike blows for workers’ rights and civil rights; world peace and environmental conservation, and he always invited us to sing along. For reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go, we will always be grateful to Pete Seeger.”President Barack Obama
American folk singer and activist Pete Seeger ~ b. May 3, 1919
b. May 3, 1933. Should be a damn holiday. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.