Gloryland Gospel Quartet Calendar

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October 2017

2nd


2007: Aaron Beasley of The Evereadys died in Detroit, MI. 

3rd

1946: Mahalia Jackson records "I Want To Rest."

4th

1945: Clifton Davis is born, Chicago, Ill.

Joseph "Jo-Jo" Wallace of the Sensational Nightingales is born.

Marvin Reed of the Evereadys is born in Detroit, MI.

2012: Alfonso "Al" Dent, former guitar player for Slim & The Supreme Angels, died in Savannah, GA.

5th

Sam Walker is born

1890: Bishop Ford Washington McGee is born.

2003: Lee Cloud of The Northernaires dies in Brooklyn, NY.

2010: Eddie Perkins, former Guitarist for Brothers & Sisters of Willacoochee, GA, died.

6th

1871: The Fisk Jubilee Singers debut

2014: Charles Johnson, of Charles Johnson & The Revivers died in Durham, NC

7th

1929: Louis Johnson of the Swan Silvertones is born.

8th

Rev. Rodney Mills is born

1926: Rev. J. C. Burnette records "The Gospel Train Is Leaving."

2001: Henry Bossard bass singer for the Swan Silvertones dies.

2010:  The Queen of Gospel, legendary gospel singer Albertina Walker died in Chicago, IL.

2013: Rev. Charles Lawrence, Sr. (A/K/A  Rev. Charlie Brown), of The Fantastic Violinaires' fame, died in Atlanta, GA.

9th

1973: Sister Rosetta Tharpe died in Philadelphia, PA.

10th

Clarence Conner, of The Gospel Incredibles, was born in McClellanville, SC

1984: Joseph Johnson lead singer of the CBS Trumpeteers dies.

1997: Gospel Music's Hall of Fame inducts first artists

2007: Rev. C. L. Fairchild dies.

2010: Solomon Burke, Minister and Recording Artist, died of natural causes at an airport in Amsterdam.

2012: James "Po Boy" Ingram, Lead Singer of James "Po Boy" Ingram & The New Gospel Heavyweights, died in Akron, OH.

11th

1936: Joe Ligon of The Mighty Clouds of Joy is born in Troy, AL.

1994: Sister Lola Pugh of The Consolers died  in Miami, FL.

2008: Russell Wright of Troy Ramey & The Soul Searchers died in Atlanta, GA.

2008: Rev. Wesley Woods of The Hebrews Gospel Singers of Houston, TX died.

2014: John Thomas Hatten, of J.T. Hatten & The Mighty Genesis, died in Atlanta, GA.

2014: Henry "The Workhorse" Rankin, of The Flint Cavaliers, died in Flint, MI.

12th

2007: John Smith of the Traveling Stars of Memphis, TN, died.

2015:  Zach Glickman, longtime Manager of The Mighty Clouds Of Joy, died in Los Angeles, CA.

13th

1938: Shirley Caesar is born in Durham NC.

14th

2007: Professor Leon Lumpkins, founder of The Gospel Clefs, died in East Orange, NJ. 

15th

2005: Willis E. Cooley, Sr., of The Dynamic Holy Spiriutalaires of Laurel, MS, died.

16th

2012: Isaac "Dickie" Freeman, the bass singer of The Fairfield Four, died in Nashville, TN.

17th

2002: Paul Owens of The Dixie Hummingbirds dies in Philadelphia, PA.

18th

2003: Rev. Willie Morganfield Pastor and famed soloist dies.

2011: Louis Dicks, long time member of The Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, died in Durham, NC.

19th

1925: Archie Brownlee is born in Turrell, AR.

2010: Derrick Nation, keyboard player for The Jackson Southernaires, died in Monroe, LA.

20th

Willie Mitchell of the Messengers is born

1963: Zack Austin, lead guitarist for the Gospel Legends and former lead guitarist for Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites, is born. 

2014:  LeRoy Crume, of The Soul Stirrers, died in Michgian City, IN.

21st

1976: Dorothy Pearson dies in Philadelphia, PA

22nd

1955: Roger Lee Bryant of the Jackson Southernaires is born in Detroit, Michigan.

John Whitmore of the Gospel Four is born

1973: Minister Tyrone Lindsey of The Windy City SpiritualaireS is born in Lexington, MS.

2006: Paul Arnold, 2nd lead singer of The Gospelaires of Dayton, Ohio, died in Dayton, Ohio.

23rd

2000: Johnny Jones of the Swanee Quintet dies.

25th

1991: Daniel "Scotty" Scott of the Supreme Angels dies.

2009: Chequita Lumzy of the Lumzy Sisters died in New Brunswick, NJ.

26th

1899: Mary Johnson Davis is born, Pittsburgh, PA

1911: Mahalia Jackson is born, New Orleans, LA.

1914: Rev. Claude Jeter of the Swan Silvertones is born, Montgomery, Ala.

2010: James Phelps, former member of The Gospel Songbirds, The Soul Stirrers, and founder of The Clefs of Calvary, died in Los Angeles, CA.

27th

1939: Golden Eagle Gospel Singers record "Warrior on the Battlefield"

 Evangelist Mona Austin of Columbia, SC is born. 

28th

Larry Moore of the Sensational Nightingales is born.

29th

1902: The Dinwiddie Quartet cuts the first gospel record.

30th

1992: James Walker of The Dixie Hummingbirds died.

31st

1896: Ethel Waters is born, in Chester, PA.

1959: Karen Washington, of Karen Washington & The New Singing Stars, is born in Amsterdam, GA.

2001: Rev. Dr. Rosa Belle Jackson Kendrick Dotson, of Brothers & Sisters of Willachoocee, GA, died.

2007: Kenneth Harris of Karen Washington & The New Singing Stars died.

2013: Karen Washington, of Karen Washington & The New Singing Stars, died in Bainbridge, GA.

 

Did you know that the late Thermon Ruth, who passed September 2002, was the first promoter to bring major gospel artists tot he famed Apollo Theatre in Harlem?

 

 

 

 

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