Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Get On Up' puts James Brown back in the spotlight

...stations didn't have divided formats. They played all kinds of music. So I loved James Brown as much I love my friend Brenda Lee, who wrote the forward for this book.It was just a great, great time. I used to go when I was in college ? we...

Brenda Lee

...Moving to Augusta was one of the best things that happened to Brenda Mae Tarpley, who was given her show business name "Brenda Lee" while performing in Augusta. She went from living in a small, box house off Gordon Highway to performing for the...

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James Bradley Jr.

...with his family. Survivors include his two sons, James M. Bradley, III (Sissy), William Halen Bradley, Sr. (Brenda Lee); two daughters, Charlotte A. Stone (Joey) and Jamie Renee Chambers (Craig); three brothers, Joe Bradley...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Johnson ready to release second CD 'How Bout Tonight'

...for its revolving bar and the major performers it featured, including Billy Joe Royal, Ronnie Dove, B.J. Thomas, Brenda Lee, Jerry Lee Lewis and, for "one week only," Kenny Rogers and his First Edition group.Leonard's Lounge evolved...

Brenda Lee gets dynamite Hall of Fame exhibit

...got their start in North Augusta. Brenda Lee was singing on the Peach Blossom...her name from Brenda Mae Tarpley to Brenda Lee. She went on to sell more than 100...opening the Hall's new exhibit: Brenda Lee, Dynamite. The exhibit runs through...

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Brenda Lee still is coming on strong

Little Miss Dynamite herself, Brenda Lee, will return to the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House...suggested that she change her name from Brenda Mae Tarpley to Brenda Lee (Lee being a modified version of Tarpley). She has...

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50 years ago, show at Bell launched Brenda Lee

...stories happen, just ask superstar Brenda Lee, whose big show business break came...talent on his shows and told him about Brenda Lee. Mr. Foley was in the wings watching...had to wear a different hat to be Brenda Lee. I'm just who I am." Don Rhodes...

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Brenda Lee show postponed again

The matinee and evening concerts planned on Sunday in the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House by country and rock star Brenda Lee have had to be postponed again, according to Debra Smith, the general manager. No date has been rescheduled. Ticket...

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Brenda Lee to perform Christmas classics in Newberrycalendar

Brenda Lee, who got her show business break in Augusta's Bell Auditorium, returns to the Newberry (S.C.) Opera House for shows at...

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Don Rhodes' new book pictures notable Augustans

...and politicians (Carl Sanders, Jack Connell and Tom Allgood).If you like music, it's got Lady Antebellum and Brenda Lee.There are a lot of people in the book you might not know. (Senor Jose Andonegui or Louisa Mustin) and that's good...