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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Birthday, Country Charley Pride!

Almost forgot to observe the 74th birthday of veteran Negro League baseball player and Member of the Grand Ole Opry Charley Frank Pride, born this day in 1938 in Sledge, Mississippi.  His late '70s- early '80s "crossover" material didn't do much for me, but if I can forgive Charlie Rich and Dolly for their excesses of the period, I can certainly overlook Charley's. Here's to another 74 years!