Archive for the ‘Deaths In the World Of Music’ Category


Jimmy Dean Joins Big Bad John (part two)

In 1962 there was a sequel, “The Cajun Queen”, describing the arrival of Queenie, Big John’s woman who rescues him from the mine and marries him.  Ultimately, they end up having “one hundred and ten grandchildren”.  This song’s stories are more exaggerated than “Big Bad John”.  The flip-side to “Steel Men” in June 1962 concludes […]

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Jimmy Dean Joins Big Bad John (part one)

On February 23 of this year, Jimmy Dean was elected to the Country Music Hall Of Fame, and the induction ceremonies will be held in October 2010.  But Jimmy won’t be there to accept the award.  He has passed away at age 81. Born August 10, 1928 in Plainview, Texas, Jimmy Ray Dean was a […]

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