Mercury recording artist and #1 hit songwriter Nick Nixon has passed away, according to sources close to his family. He passed away around 4 PM Tuesday afternoon (7-30-13) after battling a lung disease. He leaves behind his wife Kim, and five children. The St. Louis, MO native penned the million-selling hit “The Teddy Bear Song” that became a #1 for Barbara Fairchild in March of 1973.
Legendary North Mississippi Blues great “T Model Ford” has passed away, according to his booking agent the Bucket City Agency. One of the original Mississippi blues greats that made up the Fat Possum Records roster, T-Model passed away after a long illness at home in Greenville, Mississippi, this morning surrounding by his loving wife and family.
One of the last man to see country music legend Hank Williams alive, is now dead. Charles Carr, the young driver hired to take Hank Williams from Montgomery, AL to a show in Canton, OH, died after a brief illness at his home in Montgomery. He was 79-years-old. Hank’s daughter Jett Williams has since clarified the famed last ride story, saying that Charles Carr was not the only one in the Hank’s Cadillac when he died.
George Jones, aka, The Possum, has died at age 81. While in the midst of his 60-date farewell tour, Jones was hospitalized for running a slight fever and for having irregular blood pressure, canceling shows in both Atlanta, and Salem, VA. His next show was to be tomorrow, April 27th, in Huntsville, AL. The official cause of death has been named ‘Hypoxic Respiratory Failure.’
If you want proof that in 2012 genuine old-fashioned rock n’ roll is indeed roots music, look no further than Nick Curran & The Lowlifes and the album Reform School Girl. Unfortunately Nick Curran passed away on Saturday (10-6-12) after a long fight with oral cancer. But what Nick left behind was a revitalization of the true soul of rock & roll.
Today we’re met with the sad news that actor Dennis Hopper has died of cancer. As a star in films like Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now and others, and as a long time friend of Willie Nelson, Dennis could could be seen as an honorary country music Outlaw so to speak. Especially since he was right […]