Charlie Daniels (1936 - 2020)

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Charlie Daniels
1936 - 2020
October 28, 1936
Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States
July 6, 2020
Summit Medical Center in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States
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Charles Edward Daniels
Charlie Daniels was born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. According to his family tree, Charlie was father to 1 child. He married Hazel Daniels on September 20, 1964. They were married until Charlie's death in 2020. They had a child Charlie Daniels Jr.. He died on July 6, 2020 at Summit Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States at 83 years of age.
Updated: July 17, 2020
From Wikipedia: Charles Edward Daniels was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his contributions to Southern rock, country, and bluegrass music. He was best known for his number-one country hit "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Daniels was active as a singer and musician since the 1950s. He was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002, the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
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Charlie Daniels was born on in Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina United States
Charlie Daniels died on at Summit Medical Center in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee United States
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The New York Post - Page 6 Obituary

Charlie Daniels, a country legend who topped the charts with his hit song “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” died Monday at age 83, his rep said. Daniels, who was a Country Music Hall of Famer who collaborated with musical greats including Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Leonard Cohen and Bootsy Collins, died at a hospital in Hermitage, Tennessee, after he suffered a stroke, doctors said. He’s survived by his wife, Hazel, and son Charles Jr. He previously experienced a mild stroke in January 2010, then had a heart pacemaker implanted in 2013. Daniels, a singer, guitarist and expert fiddler, continued to perform even with his health in decline in recent years, more recently with his side project, Beau Weevils. “Music plays a part in my daily life, and it’s just the way I chose to make a living for 61 years now. It’s a blessing to walk onstage. I never take it for granted,” he told The Oklahoman last year. The road warrior, born in North Carolina, got his start in the ’50s and ’60s as a session musician, producer and songwriter for bluegrass, folk and eventually Southern rock songs. He co-wrote the song “It Hurts Me,” which was made famous by Presley in 1964. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1967, he was employed as a session player on three Dylan albums — “Nashville Skyline,” “Self Portrait” and “New Morning.” He also sometimes played the fiddle behind Cohen. In 1970, he set out on his own, releasing his first solo album, a self-titled country record. Two years later, he formed the Charlie Daniels Band, which went on to deliver chart-topping hits including “Long Haired Country Boy,” “In America” and the Grammy-winning “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which became part of the soundtrack to the film “Urban Cowboy,” with John Travolta and Debra Winger. Over the years, he became a legend in the country and folk community, officially joining the Grand Ole Opry in 2008, and getting inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. Country historian Bill C. Malone put it this way in his book, “Country USA”: “This big, gruff, tobacco-chewing, outspoken musician embodied Southern good-old-boy traits almost to the point of caricature. He was nationalistic, hedonistic, macho … and lovable. He also made compelling music.” In 2016, he controversially said college students should “spend a year picking cotton,” which many interpreted as racist. Daniels denied any racial undertones, and later told Vice that he “could not care less” about the backlash. “Anyone that wanted to could understand what I was talking about,” he said. “These people don’t bother me because I know what I mean. Everyone else can just shove it.” Although his music reflected more of his gospel tastes in the ’90s and early aughts, he never grew tired of performing his folk tale, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” “It gets better every time,” he told Vice. “I haven’t played it perfect yet.”
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Father to 1 child, he passed away on July 6, 2020 at Summit Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States at 83 years of age. Charlie Daniels was born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina, United States. According to his family tree, he married Hazel Daniels on September 20, 1964. They were married until Charlie's death in 2020. They had a child Charlie Daniels Jr..

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In 1936, in the year that Charlie Daniels was born, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1955, when he was 19 years old, on September 10th the TV show "Gunsmoke" debuted on CBS. It went on to be television's longest-running western. Matt Dillon, Chester, Doc Adams, and Miss Kitty became household names.

In 1971, he was 35 years old when in March, Intel shipped the first microprocessor to Busicom, a Japanese manufacturer of calculators. The microprocessor has since allowed computers to become smaller and faster, leading to smaller and more versatile handheld devices, home computers, and supercomputers.

In 1980, at the age of 44 years old, Charlie was alive when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1992, when he was 56 years old, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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