22 08 2021

Nashville; Detroit

Tom T. Hall was known as “The Storyteller,” and there was so much of a story in “Harper Valley PTA,” which Jeannie C. Riley took to #1 on both the country and pop charts in 1968, that it was made into both a movie and a TV series. He was 85.

Don Everly was the older and longer living Everly Brother, and was 84. The Everly Brothers were probably the first real pop-rock/country crossover success; “Wake Up Lil Suzie,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” and “Bye Bye Love,” which were three of their first four officially released singles, finished either #1 or #2 on both the pop and country charts, and did no worse than #5 on the R&B charts.

Both passed this weekend.

Above is my favorite from both.



2 responses

22 08 2021
Dave, again.

Another small piece of Heritage America falls away.

23 08 2021
Sebastian Hawks

I heard that “Harper Valley PTA” song and it was very much a typical 60s assault on our culture. The song intones that all the people of the community were hypocrites and had no business enforcing any social morality codes. Same thing you’d see in typical late 20th century TV where the “Preacher” character was always a crook behind the scenes, etc.

It's your dime, spill it. And also...NO TROLLS ALLOWED~!

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