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August 2017

 

1st

1949: Sister Wynona Carr records "I'm A Pilgrim Traveler."

2nd

Luther Jennings of the Jackson Southernaires is born.

2011: DeLois Barrett Campbell, of The Barrett Sisters, dies in Chicago, IL.

4th

2012: Rhomario �Mario� Lee, guitar player for The Racy Brothers and The Cork Singers, died in Greenville, MS.

6th

Sarah Gaines, gospel promoter, is born.

7th

1929: Rev. Julius Cheeks, lead singer for the Sensational Nightingales, is born, Spartanburg, S.C.

8th

1930: Robert Blair of the Fantastic Violinaires is born, Columbus, Miss.

2010: Dennis Lee Bowers, of Tommy Ellison & The Singing Stars a/k/a The Legendary Singing Stars, died in Augusta, GA.

2012: Eddie Garvin, of The Morning Stars of Savannah, GA, died in Savannah, GA.

10th

2006:  Nancy Jackson, of Brothers and Sisters of Willacoochee, GA, died in Atlanta, GA.

12th

2012: Timothy Garner, of Timothy Garner & Travails, died in Dallas, TX.

2012: Gladys Beamon Gregory, Gospel Singer Extraordinaire, died in Chicago, IL.

14th

2005: James "Crip" Burton, promoter dies in Augusta, GA.

15th

1925: Bill Pinkney, of the Gospel Drifters, is born in Dalzell, SC

16th

1992: Rev. Cleophus Robinson's Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO., is destroyed by fire.

17th

1982: Mary Johnson Davis dies, Philadelphia, PA.

2005: John Jefferson formerly of The Sensational Nightengales dies.

18th

2017: Roger D. McKinney, of Lee Williams And The Spiritual QC's died in Tupelo, MS.

20th

Paul Porter of The Christianaires is born.

1949: Margaret Allison & The Angelic Gospel Singers hit the R&B charts with "Touch Me, Lord Jesus."

2007: Reverend Julius Guinyard, Manager and Lead Singer of The Gospel Allstars of Orangeburg, SC, died.

2010: Kevin Mathews, Drummer for The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, died in Cincinnati, OH.

21st

2010:  Freddie Branch, of Freddie Branch & The Singing Stars of Louisburg, NC, died in Louisburg, NC.

2015:  Percy E.  Griffin, Sr., of The Swanee Quintet, died in Savannah, GA.

22nd

2015:  Deacon Samuel Barnes, of The Sunset Jubilaires, died in Rocky Mount, NC.

23rd

1924: Sister Wynona Carr is born, Cleveland Ohio.

2006: Charles D. Derrick, Jr., one of the first gospel music radio announcers in SC,  died.

2011: Willie Joe Sanders, Sr., of Joe Sanders & The Royal Travelers of Lake City, died in Florence, SC.

24th

2010: Robert Lee "Sugar" Hightower, of Slim & The Supreme Angels a/k/a The Supreme Angels, died in Goldsboro, NC.

25th

Rev. Curtis Watson is born in St. Louis, MO.

1935: Willie Neal Johnson is born in Tyler, Tex.

26th

Clay Graham of The Pilgrim Jubilees is born.

29th

1927: Marion Williams is born, Miami, Fla.

30th

2009: Gospel legend Marie Knight died in New York City at the age of 84.

2011: Victoria Hawkins-Westbrook, gospel singer, died in Detroit, MI.

2014: Mrs. Amanda Williams, the mother of The Williams Brothers, died in Jackson, MS.

31st

2012: Ms. Henry Thomas-Harrison, of Downhome Gospel Productions, died in Chicago, IL.

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Margaret Allison formed the Angelic Gospel Singers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1942. In 1949, the group's gospel classic "Touch Me, Lord Jesus" sold more than 100,000 copies and reached number thirteen on the national R&B charts.

 

Special Thanks to: Eric LeBlanc for his help on the dates.

 

 

 

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