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14 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

82 year old American singer-songwriter David Allan Coe (wikisurvives a hospitalisation with COVID-19, despite having underlying health conditions.

He was vaccinated and that was likely the defining difference.

How do you know he was vaccinated? Couldn't find anything about it.

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20 minutes ago, drol said:

How do you know he was vaccinated? Couldn't find anything about it.


Comment on a FB post. Can’t find it now (there are 2000+ comments on it).

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1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Comment on a FB post. Can’t find it now (there are 2000+ comments on it).

Yes, the one in December in which he asked if his fans would take the vaccine. Unsurprisingly the vast majority was "no way in hell" and other bullshit. Couldn't find any conclusive evidence he took it.

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Oldest country singers/musicians following the recent deaths of Don Maddox (b. 1922) and Sue Thompson (b. 1925)?

Violet Hensley (b. 1916)
Bill Pitman (b. 1920)
Mervin Shiner (b. 1921)
Rose Lee Maphis (b. 1922)
Bill Hayes (b. 1925)
Ray "Chubby" Howard (b. 1926)
Bud Duncan of the Maddox Brothers and Rose (b. Mar 1928)
Scotty Broyles (b. Aug 1928)
C. W. McCall (b. Nov 1928)
Jesse McReynolds (b. Jul 1929)
Leroy Van Dyke (b. Oct 1929)
Mitchell Torok (b. Oct 1929)

 

Edit: Just checked, Bud Duncan isn’t only still alive, he’s active on Facebook at 93.


Any others 90+ we know of? @Phantom

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2 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Oldest country singers/musicians  following the recent deaths of Don Maddox (b. 1922) and Sue Thompson (b. 1925)?

Rose Lee Maphis (b. 1922)
Bud Duncan of the Maddox Brothers and Rose (b. Mar 1928) <--- is he definitely still alive though?
C. W. McCall (b. Nov 1928)
Jesse McReynolds (b. 1929)

 

Edit: Just checked, Bud Duncan isn’t only still alive, he’s active on Facebook at 93.


Any others 90+ we know of? @Phantom

Scotty Broyles is 93 and still going strong

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There's also:

 

Mervin Shiner (b. 1921)

Mitchell Torok (b. 1929)

Leroy Van Dyke (b. 1929)

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On 28/09/2021 at 17:18, Ulitzer95 said:

Oldest country singers/musicians following the recent deaths of Don Maddox (b. 1922) and Sue Thompson (b. 1925)?

Violet Hensley (b. 1916)
Bill Pitman (b. 1920)
Mervin Shiner (b. 1921)
Rose Lee Maphis (b. 1922)
Bill Hayes (b. 1925)
Ray "Chubby" Howard (b. 1926)
Bud Duncan of the Maddox Brothers and Rose (b. Mar 1928)
Scotty Broyles (b. Aug 1928)
C. W. McCall (b. Nov 1928)
Jesse McReynolds (b. Jul 1929)
Leroy Van Dyke (b. Oct 1929)
Mitchell Torok (b. Oct 1929)

 

Edit: Just checked, Bud Duncan isn’t only still alive, he’s active on Facebook at 93.


Any others 90+ we know of? @Phantom


Thanks for the suggestions.

I think this is a pretty respectable list now. I've just discovered fiddler Violet Hensley, who will turn 105 next month, which in itself is pretty remarkable!
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A note on Mitchell Torok though – several years ago, edits were made to his Wiki page by someone claiming to be his son-in-law to say he died of cancer on November 16, 2017 in Alvin, Texas, aged 88. There is nothing on Google, Facebook or Ancestry about this. Though I note that he doesn't appear on Clustrmaps in the residency records, which is odd (his birth name was Mitchell Joseph Torok). Somebody echoed this death rumour yesterday in the comments section here, confidently stating he died in 2017.

The man had two songs at the top of the U.S. Country charts, and a #6 hit in the UK (albeit wayyy back in 1956)... he even toured the UK in 1957. Could he really have died off radar?

EDIT: Just found this. An obituary for Mitchell's older brother William, stating that Mitchell Torok predeceased him!

Unbelievable.

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Obit for Billy Robinson, aged 90, steel guitarist who played with Hank Williams at his Grand Ole Opry debut in... 1949!

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Rose Lee Maphis passed away yesterday at the age of 98.

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On 28/09/2021 at 17:18, Ulitzer95 said:

Oldest country singers/musicians following the recent deaths of Don Maddox (b. 1922) and Sue Thompson (b. 1925)?

Violet Hensley (b. 1916)
Bill Pitman (b. 1920)
Mervin Shiner (b. 1921)
Rose Lee Maphis (b. 1922)
Bill Hayes (b. 1925)
Ray "Chubby" Howard (b. 1926)
Bud Duncan of the Maddox Brothers and Rose (b. Mar 1928)
Scotty Broyles (b. Aug 1928)
C. W. McCall (b. Nov 1928)
Jesse McReynolds (b. Jul 1929)
Leroy Van Dyke (b. Oct 1929)
Mitchell Torok (b. Oct 1929)

 

Edit: Just checked, Bud Duncan isn’t only still alive, he’s active on Facebook at 93.


Any others 90+ we know of? @Phantom


Updated.

Obit for Rose Lee Maphis.

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8 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:


Updated.

Obit for Rose Lee Maphis.

I'm happy she got to attend the celebration of what would have been Joe's 100th birthday. 

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Had to have been one of the most "the name gives away their musical genre" names for a singer ever. Not a stage name at that.

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Dallas Frazier has died at the age of 82

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Hargus "Pig" Robbins, County keyboard musician, Country hall of famer who played for Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, David Allan Coe, Bob Dylan, George Hamilton IV, Dolly Parton, Neil Young and others dead at 83/84:

https://variety.com/2022/music/obituaries-people-news/hargus-pig-robbins-dead-nashville-country-hall-famer-bob-dylan-1235167182/

He was blind, lost sight at the age of four due to an accident involving a knife.

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22 hours ago, ObakeFilter said:

Dallas Good, singer-guitarist of the Sadies, has died. Dallas Good co-fronted the Sadies along with his brother Travis. 

https://exclaim.ca/music/article/dallas_good_of_the_sadies_has_died

I loved the stuff they recorded with Andre Williams

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Warner Mack, who charted 23 singles on the U.S. country charts between 1957 and 1977, including two that were also minor pop hits, has died He was 83. Mack's last recording was 2020.

 

https://www.savingcountrymusic.com/country-music-legend-warner-mack-has-died/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfBd7PxCq-M

 

 

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Jim Owens, a country music producer who worked with the likes of Johnny Cash and was the creator of country music's first entertainment news show, 'Crook & Chase', has died. He was 84.

 

https://www.billboard.com/music/country/jim-owens-dead-television-producer-dies-obit-1235040048/?utm_medium=social&amp;utm_source=twitter

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