RIP Charlie Daniels

T1000

Legend
Playing the fiddle of gold in Heaven RIP

Country Music legend Charlie Daniels, best known for his monster 1979 hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83.

According to a press release from his representatives, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member died at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, Tenn., where doctors determined his cause of death.

Daniels accumulated a slew of accolades and awards during his long career in music, including his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Musicians Hall of Fame and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He also won a Dove Award for gospel albums and a coveted Grammy Award for best country vocal performance by a duo or group.

While The Charlie Daniels Band had numerous hits and remained a staple in Country music radio, his most enduring hit was a tale of a young man named Johnny who challenged the devil to a fiddle-playing contest and came away with a violin made of gold.

“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” was No. 1 on the country charts in 1979 and No. 3 on the pop charts. It was voted single of the year by the Country Music Association.

 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
The Devil went down to Tennessee today to rob us of another good soul. If he’s headed to L.A. in the afterlife, he knows to avoid The Dew Drop Inn in Jackson MS and get there on a detour via Omaha!


 

Mr.Lob

Legend
RIP Charlie. "Devil Went Down to Georgia", one of the all time favorites I like to listen to. Though, IMO, I think the devil and his band of demons played the fiddle a little better than Johnny. :happydevil:
 
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stringertom

Bionic Poster
Yes, the deck has been stacked in his favor his whole life. He inherited a real estate empire from his father Fred. Fred was the genius not the dumb son.
No, the origin of the real estate holdings in the Trump family began a generation earlier when Grandpa Friedrich began developing properties in Queens with Grandma Elizabeth during WW1.

Ironically, Grandpa Trump, who had survived the Klondike gold rush as a brothel operator, expatriation to his native Germany and repatriation to NY, contracted the Spanish flu in the last great American pandemic and died in 1918.

E. Trump (Grandma) & Sons carried on the family real estate business with Fred beginning his career as a part-time teenager at age 12. Mom called the shots until Fred’s completion of high school and building trade school in 1923.

Four years later the “genius” earned a mug shot when arrested in Queens during a pro-KKK riot. This is how dear Donnie knows firsthand about pandemics and rioting thugs.
 
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