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MickyDolenz

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Charley Pride (March 18, 1934-December 12, 2020)

by Joseph Hudak | December 12, 2020 | Rolling Stone
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Charley Pride, the pioneering black country singer known for such hits as “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'” and “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone,” has died in Dallas, Texas, from complications related to Covid-19, according to his publicist. He was 86.

Born in Sledge, Mississippi, in 1934, Pride picked cotton, played baseball in the Negro leagues, served in the U.S. Army, and worked in a smelting plant in Montana before moving to Nashville and becoming country music’s first black superstar. He scored 52 Top 10 country hits, including 29 Number Ones, and was the first African-American performer to appear on the Grand Ole Opry stage since Deford Bailey made his debut in the 1920s. Pride became an Opry member in 1993. In 2000, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #1 posted 12/12/20 4:43pm

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sad RIP pray my all-time fav Charley Pride song is the classic Kiss an Angel Good Mornin (1971) https://www.youtube.com/w...RIRTQ_k-Sg

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Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #2 posted 12/12/20 5:10pm

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So sad.

It is with great sadness that we confirm that Charley Pride passed away this morning, Saturday, December 12, 2020, in Dallas, Texas of complications from Covid-19 at age 86. He was admitted to the hospital in late November with Covid-19 type symptoms and despite the incredible efforts, skill and care of his medical team over the past several weeks, he was unable to overcome the virus.
Charley felt blessed to have such wonderful fans all over the world. And he would want his fans to take this virus very seriously.
Charley Pride was the son of Tessie Stewart Pride and Mack Pride, Sr. He was the husband of Ebby Rozene Cohran Pride. His children are Carlton Kraig Pride, Charles Dion Pride, and Angela Rozene Pride. His grandchildren are Carlton Kraig Pride, Jr., Malachi Pride, Syler Pride, Ebby Pride, and Arrentino Vassar. His two great-grandchildren are Skyler Pride and Carlton Kraig Pride, III. he is preceded in death by brothers Jonas McIntyre, Mack Pride, Jr., Louis Pride, Edward Pride, and Joe L. Pride, and by sister Bessie Chambers. He leaves behind siblings Harmon Pride (and spouse Barbara), Stephen Pride (and spouse Pamela), Catherine Sanders, and Maxine Pride, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to The Pride Scholarship at Jesuit College Preparatory School (https://www.jesuitdallas.org/make-a-gift), St. Philips School and Community Center (https://www.stphilips1600.org/get-involved/donate.cfm), The Food Bank, or the charity of your choice.




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Reply #3 posted 12/12/20 5:20pm

JoeBala

Recently found a couple of Vinyl by him. What a legend and Pioneer. I recently saw a interview with him on PBS documentary glad he was around to comment on his years in the business. RIHP
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Reply #4 posted 12/12/20 6:29pm

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Dolly Parton: I’m so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away. It’s even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you. Rest In Peace. My love and thoughts go out to his family and all of his fans.

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #5 posted 12/12/20 6:41pm

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I love "Kiss an Angel Good morning". R.I.P

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Reply #6 posted 12/12/20 6:50pm

spacedolphin

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RIP Legend

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Reply #7 posted 12/12/20 7:42pm

PennyPurple

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He also played professional baseball in the Negro League.

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Reply #8 posted 12/12/20 9:20pm

MickyDolenz

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Brian Mansfield: How big was Charley Pride in his day? Through 1975, Pride had more gold albums than Johnny Cash. And Haggard. And Dolly. And Loretta. And Buck . And Conway. And Jones. Actually, Charley Pride had more gold albums than all of those artists COMBINED.

Basically, you've got to look to Glen Campbell, who had a TV show and was practically a pop act who crossed over to country, to find another country act of Charley Pride's era who came close to matching him in terms of sales consistency.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #9 posted 12/13/20 8:09am

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Cool ass dude. I grew up in the town where he lived and would see him out and about from time to time. First person that I ever saw driving an Excalibur. Dude used to wear more gold than I'm Gonna Get You Sucka. Again, just one cool ass dude. Rest In Power, Brother...

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PennyPurple said:

He also played professional baseball in the Negro League.

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Very talented. Wasn't for damm covid Charlie could have live to be a 100

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Reply #11 posted 12/13/20 1:04pm

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rose

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Reply #12 posted 12/14/20 1:48pm

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kpowers said:

PennyPurple said:

He also played professional baseball in the Negro League.

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Very talented. Wasn't for damm covid Charlie could have live to be a 100

Yes, damn Covid, something that destroyed and changed our lives, something that never should have been or happened to any of us.

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Reply #13 posted 12/14/20 6:29pm

mrwiggles

One of the greatest ground breaking musical heroes of all time.

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looby said:

kpowers said:

Very talented. Wasn't for damm covid Charlie could have live to be a 100

Yes, damn Covid, something that destroyed and changed our lives, something that never should have been or happened to any of us.

I know. I just loss a co-worker to that damm covid. Young guy too

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Reply #15 posted 12/15/20 3:07pm

Margot

RIP rose

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Reply #16 posted 12/17/20 4:24pm

MickyDolenz

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Johnny Cash & Edwin Edwards

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #17 posted 12/17/20 4:51pm

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My 2nd Cousin with her husband Merle, and Charley and his wife.



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Reply #18 posted 12/20/20 6:39pm

MickyDolenz

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Charlie Daniels


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #19 posted 12/24/20 8:57am

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Donnie Simpson


You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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PennyPurple said:

My 2nd Cousin with her husband Merle, and Charley and his wife.



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Is Merle a Chiefs fan?

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Reply #21 posted 12/24/20 7:16pm

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Not anymore. LOL

kpowers said:

PennyPurple said:

My 2nd Cousin with her husband Merle, and Charley and his wife.



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Is Merle a Chiefs fan?

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Reply #22 posted 12/25/20 4:27pm

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #23 posted 12/28/20 3:33pm

namepeace

A legend and a pioneer.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #24 posted 12/28/20 3:42pm

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PennyPurple said:

Not anymore. LOL



kpowers said:




PennyPurple said:


My 2nd Cousin with her husband Merle, and Charley and his wife.




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Is Merle a Chiefs fan?




Ok I should say he was a Chiefs fan
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Reply #25 posted 12/30/20 11:59am

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I hear that Dennis Quaid is working on a biopic about Charley. He was collaborating with Charley on it before he passed.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #26 posted 01/17/21 9:32am

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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