Gloryland Gospel Quartet Calendar

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November 2017

 

1st

 

1903: Don Robey owner of Peacock Records is born in Houston, TX.

 

2010: Pastor Eldred Lewis Haynes of The Singing Crusaders of Camden, SC, died in Newberry, SC.

 

2nd

 

Harvey Watkins Jr. of the Canton Spirituals is born in Canton, MS.

 

2009: Rev. Frederick H. Bolton, former musician with Doc McKenzie & The Gospel Hi-Lites, died in Birmingham, AL.

 

3rd

 

1987: Elgie Graham of The Pilgrim Jubilees dies in Chicago, IL.

 

4th

 

1927: Cora Martin of the Sallie Martin Singers is born in Chicago, IL.

 

1957: The Dixie Hummingbirds record "Christian Automobile."

 

2008: Senator Barack Obama elected President of the United States of America.

 

2014 Ernest Lowery, Jr., of the legendary Lowery Brothers of Montgomery, AL, died.

 

2015: Promoter Eleanor "Red" Collins died in Macon, GA.

 

6th

 

1979: R. B. Robinson of the Soul Stirrers dies in Troy, Alabama.

 

2012: President Barack Obama re-elected President of the United States of America.

 

7th

 

1973: Rev. O. M. Hoover Checker recording artist dies in Cleveland, OH.

 

8th

 

1928: Clarence Hopkins of The Southern Sons is born in Cleveland, OH.

 

9th

 

1912: Brother Joe May is born, Macon, MS.

 

11th

 

1935: Pervis Staples of the Staples Singers is born in Drew, MS.

 

2009: Mary Jane King of The Corinthian Singers died in Indianapolis, IN.

 

12th

 

1991: J. H. Medlock of the Soul Stirrers and Christland Singers dies in Houston, TX.

 

1996: Cordell Reagon of the Freedom Singers dies in Berkeley, CA.

 

2005: Louise Candy Davis dies in Birmingham, AL.

 

2009: Johnny Fields, one of the original Five Blind Boys of Alabama, died in Henderson, NC.

 

13th

 

2008: Devour "BAM BAM" Robinson, drummer for New Revelation of Chicago and a vocalist with The Anointed Ones of Chicago, was killed in Chicago, IL.

 

15th

 

2001: Jerry Dwayne J. D. Heidelberg, Bass Guitar Player for The Dynamic Holy Spiritualaires of Laurel, MS, died.

 

16th

 

1994: Harvey Watkins Sr. of the Canton Spirituals dies in Jackson, MS.

 

2005: Melvin Reed, formerly of The Violinaires and The Gospel Classics, died.

 

2010: William "Billy" Walker (also known as Willie Walker), a member of Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony, died in Lansing, MI.

 

17th

 

1962: Joey Williams of The Blind Boys of Alabama is born in New York City, NY.

 

2002: Rev. E. Stewart of E. Stewart & The Stewart Family dies in Houston, TX.

 

2014: Brenda Russell, former member of The Truthettes and a Gospel Promoter, died in Greensboro, NC.

 

18th

 

1910: Spencer Jackson of the Consolators is born in Thomaston, AL.

 

Melvin Wilson, of Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, is born in Bethel, NC.

 

2012: Brothers Matthew Richardson and Kelvin Richardson, members of The Richardson Starlights, died in Huger, SC.

 

19th

 

Flossie Boyd Johnson, of Flossie and The Singing Sisters, is born in Bishopville, SC.

 

1953: The 5 Blind Boys of Alabama record "The Sermon."

 

2006: Bernice Cole, formerly of The Angelic Gospel Singers, died in New York City, NY.

 

20th

 

1895: Sallie Martin is born in Pittfield, GA.

 

2007: Jewell Rowe, singer and promoter, died in Los Angeles, CA.

 

21st

 

1912: Rufus Carrethers bass singer for the Fairfield Four is born in Nashville, TN.

 

2005: Ruby Sommerville-Dixon "affectionately known as Mother Dixon" died in St. Louis, MO.

 

2005: Robert Turner, of Robert Turner and The Silver Heart Singers, died in Indianapolis, IN.

 

22nd

 

1993: Robert Reed of the Spirit of Memphis dies in Memphis, TN.

 

2011: James Earl Richmond, of The Mighty Kings of Harmony, died in Memphis, TN.

 

2014: Deacon Timothy Smith, Founder and Lead Singer of The Gospel Aires of Alapaha, GA, died.

 

23rd

 

1926: Clara Smith records "Get on Board."

 

24th

 

1909: Leon "Pop" Williams of The Williams Brothers is born in MS.

 

Kerry & Jerry Marable of the Marable Twins and Company were born in Murfreesboro, TN.

2005: Wilson "Lit" Waters, Jr., of the Grammy Award-winning Fairfield Four,  died in Nashville, TN.

 

2009: Joe Cephus Patton, gospel singer known as "Big Joe Patton," died in Niagara Falls, NY.

 

26th

 

Cornelius Dewayne Watkins of the Canton Spirituals is born in Canton, MS.

 

2009: Francis Steadman, member of the Mary Johnson Davis Singer, Clara Ward Singers, and The Stars of Faith, died in Baltimore, MD.

 

2013: Rev. George Easley, former Lead Singer of The Gospel Keynotes and The Sweet Singing Cava-Leers, died in Los Angeles, CA.
 

27th

 

1919: Elgie Graham of The Pilgrim Jubilees is born in Houston, MS.

 

2010: Dr. Jerome Brown, an original member of The Mighty Clouds of Joy, died in Los Angeles, CA.

 

28th

 

1929: Clarence Fountain, lead singer for the Blind Boys of Alabama is born in Tyler, AL.

 

2010: Mrs. Emma Lumzy, mother of The Lumzy Sisters, died in Somerset, NJ.

 

Gospel Songwriter Kenneth Morris wrote such well-known hymns as "Does Jesus Care?" and "Eyes Hath Not Seen." In 1940, he and gospel pioneer Sallie Martin formed the renowned Martin & Morris music publishing house.

 

Special Thanks to: Eric LeBlanc and Ted Holland for the help on these dates.

 

 

 

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