Gloryland Gospel Quartet Calendar

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June 2017

 

1st

 

1918: Marie Knight is born, Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

1992: Wilmer "Little Axe" Broadnax dies, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Joetta Watkins, of The Bell Singers of Memphis, TN, is born.

 

Rodrick Arrington of The Fantastic Violinaires was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

3rd

 

1981: Joseph Johnson, founder and lead singer of the Echoaires, is born.

 

2008: Barack Obama became the Democratic Party presumptive nominee for President of the US.

 

4th

 

1988: Edward "Preacher" Thomas of the Fairfield Four dies, New Orleans, LA.

 

5th

 

1961: Michael Cook of The Mighty Clouds of Joy is born.

 

6th

 

1916: James B. Davis of the Dixie Hummingbirds is born in Greenville, SC.

 

1928: James Babb of the Radio Four is born, Kentucky.

 

1989: Clifford Givens bass singer for the Southern Sons dies, Los Angeles, CA.

 

2006: Billy Preston died in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

2008: Lottie Mclamb, gospel promoter, died in Bennettsville, SC.

 

7th

 

1911: S.R. Crain of the Soul Stirrers is born, San Augustine, TX.

 

2000: Rev. James Moore dies, Memphis, TN

 

8th

 

1959: Curtis Foster is born, Cincinnati, OH.

 

9th

 

1940: Richard Wallace of the Mighty Clouds of Joy is born, Palistine, TX.

 

10th

 

Elder Donald Danner, Quartet Gospel Singer, of Barnwell, South Carolina, is born.

 

11th

 

1923: George Babb of the Radio Four is born, Kentucky

 

1925: Major Robinson of the Pilgrim Jubilees is born, Gunnison, MS.

 

2005: Jesse "Pop" Clifford Austin, Jr. of the Kings of Harmony Gospel Singers in Bristol, PA dies.

 

2011: Rev. Eugene Rivers (The Mississippi Midget) died in Jackson, MS.

 

12th

 

2013: Donna Creer, Gospel Music Industry Executive and Radio Angel, died in Little Rock, AR.

 

13th

 

2013: Robert Mickey Martin, former drummer with The Brooklyn Allstars and Willie Banks & The Messengers, died in Greensboro, NC.

 

14th

 

1924: Bob Crutcher of the Chosen Gospel Singers is born, Brooklyn, NY.

 

1995: Robert Anderson of the Roberta Martin Singers dies, Hazel Crest, IL.

 

2003: Bro. Esmond Patterson Legendary radio announcer in Atlanta dies Atlanta, GA.

 

15th

 

1919: Raleigh Turnage of the CBS Trumpeteers is born, South Carolina

 

1927: Alphonzo Norris Martin, radio broadcaster, is born, Wiinston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

2011: Rev. Dr. James Wade, Gospel Promoter, of Irvington/Newark, New Jersey, died.

 

16th

 

2006: Roy "Mr. Malaco" Wooten died in Jackson, Mississippi.

 

17th

 

2005: Ronald "Ron" Winans of The Winans dies in Detroit, Michigan.

 

18th

 

1988: Sallie Martin of the Sallie Martin singers dies, Chicago, IL.

 

19th

 

1929: Big Henry Johnson of the Blind Boys of Mississippi is born, Orange, TX.

 

20th

 

1928: Dickie Freeman of the Fairfield Four is born, Johns, AL.

 

2010: Bishop Samuel Lee McCormick died in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

 

21st

 

1992: Thomas Whitfield dies, Detroit, MI.

 

1977: Keith Barber of the Pilgrim Travelers dies, Houston, TX.

 

2014:  Deacon B. T. Green, of B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes, died in Durham, NC.

 

22nd

 

1929: Rev. F.C. "Bishop" Barnes is born, Nash County, N.C.

 

23rd

 

1904: Willie Mae Ford Smith is born, Rolling Fork, Miss.

 

1925: Rev. Clay Evans is born, Brownsville, TN.

 

George Dean of George Dean and Gospel Four is born in Somerville, TN.

 

2015: Evangelist Maggie Ingram, of Maggie Ingram & The Ingramettes, dies in Richmond, VA.

 

24th

 

1927: Eugene Mumford of the Selah Jubilee Singers is born, Durham, NC.

 

2008: Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds died in Philadelphia, PA.

 

25th

 

1947: Frank Williams of the Jackson Southernaires is born, Smithdale, MS.

 

1945: Harry Womack bass singer for the Womack Brothers is born, Cleveland, OH.

 

Bishop Darrell McFadden of Darrell McFadden and The Fantastic Disciples was born in Brooklyn, NY.

 

2007: William Bill Moss, Sr., of Bill Moss and The Celestials, died in Detroit, MI.

 

2012: Ben Chandler, of The Pilgrim Jubilees, died in Atlanta, GA.
 

27th

 

1988: James Babb of the Radio Four dies, Union City, TN.

 

2003: Kitty Parham of the Stars of Faith dies, Philadelphia, PA

 

2010: Deborah (Debra) Fling, Quartet Gospel Promoter, died in Marion, SC.

 

28th

 

1994: Beachey Thompson of The Dixie Hummingbirds dies, Philadelphia, PA.

 

29th

 

1989: Charles Bridges of the Birmingham Jubilee Singers dies, Chicago, IL.

 

30th

 

1953: Ronald Brown of The Christianaires is born, Wesson, MS.

 

2012: Mrs. Earline Scott (Television Personality whose program 30 Minutes Of Gospel aired on Channel 24 in Atlanta, GA) died.

 

Rev. Charles Albert Tindley, who began publishing hymns in 1901, was one of the pioneers of modern gospel music. Credited with leading the genre from the era of the Negro spiritual into the era of gospel songs, he was also a major influence on "the Father of Gospel," Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey.

 

 

 

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