Gloryland Gospel Quartet Calendar

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May 2017

 

1st

 

Pastor David Battle of The Fantastic Violinaires is born in Rocky Mount, NC.

 

2nd

 

1913: Willie Johnson of the Golden Gate Quartet is born.

 

3rd

 

1934: Johnnie Taylor of the Highway QC's & Soul Stirrers is born in Crawfordsville, AR.

 

1980: Willie Johnson of the Golden Gate Quartet dies

 

2007: Mr. Bobby Hodo, of The Sweet Singing Disciples of Atlanta, GA and former member of The Gospel Incredibles, died in Atlanta GA

 

2007: J. Robert Bradley, one of the greatest bass-baritone vocalist, died in Nashville, TN.

 

2008: Brother James H. Crutcher, gospel singer and promoter, died in Huntsville, AL.

 

2009: Johnny Lee Hawkins, aka J. J. Hawkins & "Hawk," died in Atlanta GA.

 

4th

1996: Calvert McNair of the Sensational Nightingales dies in Richmond, VA.

2013: Dr. Arthur T. Jones, co-founder and Executive Director of the Florida Mass Choir, died in Tampa, FL.

2014: David McKenzie, formerly of Doc McKenzie & The Gospel Hi-Lites, died in Hampton, VA.

5th

1917: Jethroe Bledsoe is born in Newport New, VA.

1926: Olice Thomas of the Blind Boys of Alabama is born in Gainesville, AL.

6th

2014: Willie James "Papa" Hightower, of The Hightower Brothers (as well as The Supreme Angels and The Mighty Clouds Of Joy), died in Newark, NJ,

7th

1948: Caleb Butler of the Blind Boys of Alabama is born in Washington, D.C.

8th

1915: Leo Manley lead singer of the Stars of Harmony is born in Ensley, AL

9th

1961: The Harmonizng Four record "Wade In the Water."

1997: Norsalus Mckissick of the Roberta Martin Singers dies in Philadelphia, PA.

2009: Eugene Smith , a member of the Roberta Martin Singers died in Chicago, IL.

10th

2007: William "Man" Barnes of Luther Barnes & The Sunset Jubilaires died.

11th

1929: Willie Banks of the Messengers is born in Raymond, MS.

12th

 

1959: The Swan Silvertones record "Mary Don't You Weep."

 

1915: William Bobo bass singer for the Dixie Hummingbirds is born in Spartanburg, SC.

13th

1941: The Golden Gate Quartet records "Jezebel."

14th

Martha Jackson Carswell, of Brothers and Sisters, is born in Willacoochee, GA.

15th

1955: Andrew Jackson, of Brothers and Sisters, is born in Willacoochee, GA.

 

1991: James Keels bass singer for the CBS Trumpeteers dies in Baltimore, MD.

 

Terrance "Rico" Camp of Lil Blair & The Violinaires is born.

16th

2014: Jason Britt, Keyboard Player for The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, dies in Rocky Mount, NC.

17th

1925: Ira Tucker of The Dixie Hummingbirds is born in Spartanburg, S.C.

1954: Brown v. Board of Education decision issued by the U. S. Supreme Court.

19th

1997: Nolan Washington of the Zion Harmonizers dies in New Orleans, LA.

20th

1955: Michael Atkins of the Pilgrim Jubilees is born in Chicago, IL.

1978: H. Ivan Browning of the 4 Harmony Kings dies in Los Angeles, CA.

1996: Clem Reed of the Bells of Joy dies in Austin, TX.

21st

1931: The Dunham Jubilee Singers record "Light of the World."

1907: Lonnie Smith of the Harmonizing Four is born in Andrews, SC.

Patricia Artison, Lead Singer of The Bell Singers of Memphis, TN, is born.

22nd

2013: Rev. Gerald Thompson died in Southaven, MS.

23rd

1919: Wesley Hill of the Southern Sons is born in Danville, VA

24th

1926: James Walker of the Dixie Hummingbirds is born in Mileston, MS.

2007: William Bill Cherry, promoter, died in Durham, NC.

25th

Robert Arrington of The Fantastic Violinaires is born in Rocky Mount, NC.

2017: Minister Dave Botts, of Endurance, dies in Houston, TX.

27th

2009: Torrance "Poochie" Walker, keyboard player for The EchoAires, died in TN.

28th

1916: Josephine Mcdowell of the Angelic Gospel Singers is born in Plum Branch, SC.

1979: William Edmonson bass singer for the Southernaires dies in Los Angeles, CA.

29th

1930: Dorothy Norwood, former member of The Caravan, is born in Atlanta, GA.

1977: Eugene Mumford of the Selah Jubilee Singers dies in Los Angeles, CA.

2014: Raymond C. Kenniebrew, Sr., of Rev. Melvin L. Kenniebrew And The Sensational Saints, died in Cleveland, OH.

30th

1922: Carl Coates of the Sensational Nightingales is born in Chesapeake Beach, MD.

2006: Mrs. Thelma R. Smalls, the mother of Attorney Joseph L. Smalls, Jr., dies in Moncks Corner, SC.

31st

1959: Dennis Lee Bowers, of Tommy Ellison & The Singing Stars a/k/a The Legendary Singing Stars, was born in Bamberg, SC.

2000: Johnnie Taylor of the Highway QC's & Soul Stirrers dies in Dallas, TX.

The Legendary Highway QC's were formed in Chicago's South Side in 1945 by Charles Copeland-one of the group's original members was a teen-ager named Sam Cooke. Most of the group members attended Highway Baptist Church; another well-known institiution in the neighborhood was Q.C. High School, hence the group's somewhat unusual name.

 

 

 

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