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Ersel Hickey Looses Battle After Surgery
Ersel Hickey; The man behind the most famous photo in rock 'n' roll has lost his fight for life at the New York University Medical Center on Friday July 9, 2004. Hickey had been hospitalized at the New York University Medical Center after surgery to have his bladder removed because of a tumor. He died after coming down with an infection.

Ersel Hickey was born in Brighton, New York on June 27, 1934. His Mother was from Kingston, Ontario, his Father was Irish (O' Hickey was the original name), he passed away when Ersel was four, there were eight children. Ersel's Mother had a nervous breakdown and was put into a hospital, at that time  ... continue reading

Added : 27/7/2004
Jimmy Lee Fautheree died on 29th June around 12:20 pm in Dallas. The last show he played was the Rockabilly Rave in England back in March. At this time, he was already suffering from advanced incurable cancer. He had to cancel planned appearances at Viva Las Vegas and the Ponderosa Stomp due to his illness.Jimmy is survived by his wife Nancy, who he had been married to for over 50 years, and a son. Rest in Peace!!!!!!!!!

Added : 1/7/2004
Blue Moon Special news.....
The dutch rock 'n roll band Blue Moon Special has released a new cd, called ..... "Rock 'n Roll Band". Wanna hear some tracks? Then visit www.bluemoonspecial.nl

Added : 28/6/2004
Our dear webmaster, bass-, banjo-, guitar-, and lapsteelplayer Guy Winne found some time left to join another band : The Panhandlers!!! (his days consist of 30 hours, easy that way!)
Danny Snaewaert on the guitar and the vocals, influenced by Elvis Presley, and Franck Verhulst on the drums...
Ready for some hot country-rockabilly????
Check them out!!!
We sure wish you all the best, Guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

more info on : http://www.panhandlers.be
Added : 23/6/2004
The king of Bluegrass has finished with his radiation and chemotherapy treatments for his bladder cancer. He
is anxious to get back to his show dates and his beloved fans.
Jimmy would like to thank everyone for all the many cards, letters, e-mails , fruit baskets, and flowers he has received.
He is reading each one and it has encouraged him to fight the battle. He is looking forward to playing again real soon. SO ARE WE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added : 15/6/2004
A great legend passed away ...
Yesterday (june 10, 2004) Ray Charles passed away at the age of 73. This man was, and still is, the main influence for many musicians.
Some say he was a bluesman, some described him as soul or Jazzman, but he was, and always will be, a music legend.
His death is a big loss, but we'll always remember him as the "Hit the road Jack" man. Rest in peace ....

more info on : http://www.raycharles.com
Added : 11/6/2004
Reload Record Company is based in Fort Worth, Texas USA. They have a new album release by Earl Musick, of which the title is Privateer!!
Here's a link to The Earl Musick's website, everything you ever wanted to know about Earl is on his website. Visit the site and learn all about him and his brand of Texas americana singer/songwriter music.

more info on : http://www.reloadrecordcompany.com/
Added : 8/6/2004
So writes our belgian pride : "For those who are into Jazz and Hawaiian music, my record company, Moonroom record, based in Hawaii, just released 2 albums I recorded during the last 2 years in los Angeles with the famous Bill Tapia who now is 96 years old and my band The Resophonics.
If you are interested you can visit the website, on which you
can listen to some samples of these albums.
Any feedback would be welcome!"
Swing that bass, Jack !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

more info on : http://www.moonroomrecords.com/main.html
Added : 5/6/2004
Went to see Roy Thompson and his Royal Acadians in Brussels last Thursday.... Great Canadian band, and a belgian bass player!!! Of course, Jack Fire, our belgian pride it was !!!! Once again, I was very much impressed by his skills... Went there with the idea that it was only Thursday, but very soon, I forgot the next day was a working day, hihihi.... (didn't laugh that much on Friday morning!!)

Added : 11/5/2004
Curtis Gordon RIP
Sadly the death of Curtis Gordon at age 75 from cancer on 2nd May 2004 has been announced. Curtis was a genuine honky tonk singer who had his recording heyday from the early to mid fifties. However in recent times, his talent
has been acknowledged as a first rate rockabilly singer with classics such as 'Rock, Roll, Jump And Jive, 'I'm Sittin' On Top (Of The World)', Mobile Alabama' and 'Draggin'. Curtis appeared before sell-out crowds at such rock 'n' roll
festivals as Hemsby in the UK and Viva Las Vegas in the USA. He was born on 27th July 1928 near Moultrie, Georgia.. God bless you, Curtis !!!!

Added : 8/5/2004
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