🎵Chris Marion -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1962
Group Names: Little River Band
🎵Tift Merritt -- is 46 in the year 2021 and 47 in the year 2022; b.1/8/1975
Songwriter, Musician, Country Singer
🎵Jimmy Elledge -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1943 d.6/10/2012 (69)
🎵Luther Perkins -- Birth Anniversary -- b.1/8/1928 d.8/5/1968 (40)
Misc: played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955
🎭🎵Ed Bruce -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/29/1939 N.S. d.1/8/2021 N.S. (81)
TV Actor, Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: b. 1940?
Song Titles: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys (songwriter)
✍🎭🎵Pat Buttram -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/19/1917 d.1/8/1994 (78)
Comedy Writer, TV/Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Country Singer
Misc: Cowboy Actor; Gene Autry's sidekick; a favorite Hollywood toastmaster
TV Shows: Green Acres (as Mister Eustace Charleton Haney)
🎵Sara Dougherty Carter -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/21/1898 d.1/8/1979 (80)
Hall of Famer, Country Singer/Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1899
Group Names: The Carter Family
🎵Peter Sarstedt -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/10/1941 d.1/8/2017 N.S. (75)
Songwriter, Folk Singer/Guitarist, India
🎵Joseph "Red" Simpson -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/6/1934 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (81)
Songwriter, Country Singer
Misc: trucker-themed songs
🎵E. W. "Bud" Wendell -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/17/1927 N.S. d.1/8/2016 N.S. (88)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive, Country Figure
Misc: in the Country Music Hall of Fame
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