Monday, April 19, 2021

Classic country music – April birthdays by Kaye Spencer #westernfictioneers #classiccountry #countrymusic

Because I live for trivia, especially music trivia, April is a great trivia-birthday month for many singers/musicians from the classic country music era.

  •  Apr 2-1942 Leon Russell
  • Apr 6-1937 Merle Haggard (coincidentally died on his birthday in 2016)
  • Apr 7-1932 Cal Smith
  • Apr 7-1935 Bobby Bare
  • Apr 9-1942  Margo Smith
  • Apr 9-1942  Carl Perkins
  • Apr 10-1921 Sheb Wooley
  • Apr 14-1932 Loretta Lynn
  • Apr 15-1937 Bob Lumen
  • Apr 15-1933 Roy Clark

If the video doesn't appear, this is the direct link:

  • Apr 22-1936 Glen Campbell
  • Apr 23-1936 Roy Orbison

Video link:

  • Apr 26-1938 Duane Eddy
Rebel Rouser

Video link:

  • Apr 29-1933 Willie Nelson
  • Apr 30-1925 Johnny Horton

Until next time,
Kaye Spencer

Writing through history one romance upon a time

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  1. MAN! So many wonderful, talented artists born this month! I see one of my faves, Johnny Horton. And the incomparable Roy Orbison...Merle, so many great artists. I love trivia too, Kaye. I always appreciate your music-themed posts! And LINKS! Love the LINKS!

    1. Cheryl,

      Darn Blogger. I include the url in case people are reading the blog from their phones as the YouTube videos tend NOT to show up.

      I was surprised at the number of April birthdays in the country music genre. If I missed someone who should be included, I hope commenters will add to the list.

  2. Wow that's a lot of April musicians! Thanks for the trivia lesson - I'm a trivia-colic myself...

    1. JES,

      I was surprised at the number of birthdays in April. Sometime or another, I should compare the other eleven months to April to appease my trivia curiosity. haha

  3. I love trivia, but I royally suck at it. Thanks for the fun tunes and the lesson.

    1. Livia,

      I spent entirely too much time tumbling down trivia rabbit holes. There's probably a Trivia Support Group out there... hahaha

  4. Replies
    1. Vicky,

      You're welcome. Music and trivia never let me down.

  5. April was a busy month. What a great list of some amazing creatives and loved the videos. Doris

    1. Doris,

      April certainly has a delightful list of musically talented people.

  6. Yay for Kaye Spencer and Roy Orbison!