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
Country/Rockabilly singer Johnny Horton is born on April 30, 1925. Not a big deal to most but his classic, “The Battle of New Orleans” is the first song to imprint on me — a three-year old at the time. It’s 1959 and I often could be found in front of the radio whenever the song came on.
I don’t dance in front of the radio anymore when it comes on … but I sing. I’ll always sing.
Johnny Horton would die in 1960 from injuries suffered in a car crash.