Jimmie Rodgers – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

My 7th inductee of 2023 and my 3rd of the country music genre is the yodeling Jimmie Rodgers.

Jimmie Rodgers, often referred to as the “Father of Country Music,” “The Singing Brakeman,” and “America’s Blue Yodeler,” was a legendary American singer, songwriter, and musician who made significant contributions to the development of country music in the early 20th century. His life, history, and career are notable for their influence on the genre.

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Robbie Robertson Dies

Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me, If I spring a leak, she mends me
I don’t have to speak, she defends me, A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one

Jaime Robert Klegerman, known professionally as Robbie Robertson, was born on July 5, 1943, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was raised in a mixed-race household; his father was of Jewish descent, and his mother had Mohawk[1] and Cayuga First Nations[2] ancestry.

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Three Same-Word Song Titles (Part One)

Hi, Hi Hi – Stop, Stop, Stop – Cry, Cry, Cry – Run, Run Run – Fun, Fun, Fun – Well, Well, Well – Why, Why, Why

How many songs can you think of that have the same word, repeated three times, for the song title? In this series of posts, I’m going to try to come up with a few. Wish me luck. I’ll check in with some of the big rock bands and solo artists to see what I can find.

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Gordon Lightfoot Dies

Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music.

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. was a Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to define the folk-pop sound of the 1960s and 1970s. He has been referred to as Canada’s greatest songwriter and was known internationally as a folk-rock legend.

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Jimi Hendrix – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

And so castles made of sand slips into the sea, eventually

My lucky 13th inductee, 1st for 2023, is one of the greatest guitar players ever. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) was born at 10:15 a.m. on November 27, 1942, at Seattle’s King County Hospital.

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David Crosby Dies

A founding member of two popular and enormously influential ’60s rock groups.

David Van Cortlandt Crosby was born on Aug. 14, 1941, in Los Angeles into families with deep roots in American history dating back to Dutch rule in New York in the 17th century. His mother, who was born Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead, descended from the prominent Van Cortlandt family[1]. His father, Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award-winning cinematographer whose credits included the classic western “High Noon,” was a member of the Van Rensselaer clan[2].

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Olivia Newton-John Dies

I believe love is what makes the world go round. No matter how old or young, love is why we are here. It is the very essence of one’s being. – Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John was born September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, England. Her father was born in Wales and her mother in Germany. Newton-John’s father was an MI5 officer on the Enigma project[1] at Bletchley Park who took Rudolf Hess into custody during World War II. Olivia was the youngest of three children and when she was six years old they moved to Melbourne, Australia where her father was a professor.

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