Swanee Quintet's Percy Griffin dies at 73

...He was always humming or singing."Griffin told The Chronicle in 2006 that all he ever wanted to do was be a gospel singer. He started singing gospel as a teen in Virginia and eventually got a gig at 23 with the Swanee Quintet, for which...

Percy Griffin Sr.

...12Noon, Saturday, August 29, 2015 at The United House of Prayer for all People, 1269 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA. He will lie in state 2 hours prior to the homegoing service. Interment will be private. Gospel Singer and Elliott Sons

Percy Griffin Sr.

Gospel Singer and Elliott SonsAUGUSTA, Ga. - Percy E. Griffin, Sr. entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August...

Upcoming calendar

...m., champagne and cucumber sandwiches, while strolling through Japanese maples; tea seating 5 p.m., live gospel singers; reservations required; (706) 826-4700, sacredheartgardenfestival.comDEVELOPING GOOD MONEY HABITS: 10...

Blues musician B.B. King dies

...Charlie Christian. His first break came with gospel - singing lead and playing guitar with the Famous St. John's Gospel Singers on Sunday afternoons from the studio of WGRM radio in Greenwood, Mississippi. But he soon split for Memphis, Tennessee...

Bruce Katz, organ back on road for Blind Willie Music Festival

...bands and Louis Armstrong and trying to figure out what that was."About that time, Katz saw a TV performance by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and heard the B-3 for the first time. But he didn't start playing the organ until decades later...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Stuart joins longtime pals Little Roy & Lizzy for festival

...The first live music concert that I ever saw in my life ... my mama took me and my sister to see The Lewis Family Gospel Singers. The first family of bluegrass gospel music. And I fell in love with those people that night. They've been my friends...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Paths crossed with stars now gone

...surprise me that Crouch was a guest on Mandrell's first show, because she had told me that he was one of her favorite gospel singers.For both of those tapings, he sang my favorite song of his, called Through It All.I got to talk with him after...

2014 New Year's Eve events

...Martinez; New Year's Eve concert with Doug Flowers; doors open 6 p.m., concert 7 p.m.; The Byrd Family gospel singers, host; free, donations accepted; (706) 922-5314, bfc4me.org and thebyrdfamily.orgNew Year's Eve Masque...

Faith calendar

...John A. LockhartBIBLE FELLOWSHIP: The Byrd Family Gospel Singers anniversary service 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12...gospel music with The Kelley Family Band and country gospel singer the Rev. R.L. Jordan; donations accepted...