To the right is a poster of Charley Pride... the previous owner claimed it was from 1961.
However, I have not been able to verify this information... seems rather early.
Anyway, Charley was born on a farm close to
Sledge, Mississippi fifty miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. Charley worked as a sharecropper on a 40 acre cotton farm with his father, played with the Negro American League until he joined the service in 1956.
For a while, Charley even played with a Major League team, the California Angels. then a chance meeting providentially changed the course of his life. Charley was at the Helena Civic Center in Montana when he met two country music stars named Red Sovine and Red Foley. They heard Charley sing, and immediately recognized the potential of a man with his talent. They urged him to head to Nashville. Charley followed their advice. In Nashville, Charley was further encouraged by country legend Webb Pierce. Billed as "Country Charley Pride", Charley recorded his first album...(source: kingrecords)
His Most Famous Songs
The Snakes Crawl at Night
Mountain Of Love
All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)
Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone
I Don't Think She's In Love Anymore
Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town
I'm Just Me
She's Too Good To Be True
Where Do I Put Her Memory
Burgers And Fries
Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger
I Know One
Just Between You And Me
Never Been So Loved (In All My Life)
Someone Loves You Honey
(I'm So ) Afraid Of Losing You Again
Roll On Mississippi
Charley was touring until he suffered a subdural hematoma (blood clot) last May, 2004. Hopefully, he'll be able to recover fully and continue...
2005: Mr. Pride made a full recovery and was featured on the Grand Old Opry.
Feb. 2009 Charley sings praises to Arkansas hospital that removed tumor...