Charlie Daniels (1936 - 2020)

Charlie Daniels
1936 - 2020
updated July 06, 2020
Charlie Daniels, father to 1 child, was born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Hazel Daniels on September 20, 1964 and Charlie died on July 6, 2020. They gave birth to Charlie Daniels Jr.. He died on July 6, 2020 at Summit Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee at 83 years of age.

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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
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Charlie Daniels died on at Summit Medical Center, in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee United States
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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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Charlie Daniels, father to 1 child, passed away on July 6, 2020 at Summit Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee at 83 years of age. He was born on October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He married Hazel Daniels on September 20, 1964 and Charlie died on July 6, 2020. They gave birth to Charlie Daniels Jr..
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In 1936, in the year that Charlie Daniels was born, on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1945, Charlie was just 9 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1952, Charlie was 16 years old when on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1965, by the time he was 29 years old, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

In 1982, at the age of 46 years old, Charlie was alive when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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