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RIP Charley Pride

Old 12-12-20, 04:55 PM
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RIP Charley Pride

Country music legend Charley Pride dies at 86
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(CNN)Country music legend Charley Pride died Saturday at age 86, a representative for the singer announced.
Pride died in Dallas of complications from Covid-19, the release said.
Born on March 18, 1934, in Sledge, Mississippi, the singer was a sharecropper's son who rose to become country music's first black superstar.
A pioneer in country music. I remember the first time I heard "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" (as a kid in the 80s, years after it was released) and being quite surprised that the singer was a black man. First black country singer I had seen. Before his career in country music, he played baseball and served in the Army.
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Old 12-12-20, 05:42 PM
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Re: RIP Charley Pride

I was born in Dallas and my Mom used to bowl with his wife. Super sad to hear of his passing.
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I grew up on Country music, and he was a big part of it. Such a smooth voice. Sad he's gone.
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I didn't know who this was until I saw him on the news last night. What a trailblazer.
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An incredible voice perfectly tuned for country music. RIP

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