- Jul 23, 2019
Charlie Daniels died today at the age of 83. I seen him a few times going back to the early 80's, he was a great entertainer & musician.
He was a part-time local resident, and was still vocal in the community 'til the end. From a letter to editors of our local paper less than a week ago:I think BLM getting traction is what killed him.
And he had a tour set up for this summer with a stop at The Indian Ranch in Webster MA along with Marshall Tucker Band (what's left of them)wait, what?
'saw him last year'
'and finally in what turned out to be his last tour, Nov. 2019 at the Oakdale'
so he was still on stage into his 9th decade of life? now, that's how you do it.
a legend. she thinks so, too. he ain't dead, just layin' around in the shade somewhere, kinda like his old blue tick hound.
there really are a lot of steeler fans. and charlie fans, too.
You sure about that? Now shrooms were prevalent at that time so I could be wrong but I do not recall Seger even touring in 1982 and I certainly do not recall him playing with CDB in Hartford during the early 80's (I worked at the HCC) ... Michael Bolton warmed up Seger in 83 at the HCC.Saw Charlie Daniels Band open for Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (or was the bill reversed?) at the HCC in the fall of 1982. Gr8 show. Remember I hitched from UConn to New Haven (Southern) to meet my BFF and drive back to Hartford (only one hitch, picked up on 195 before 4 corners, but not the smartest plan).
Came back to Storrs with the SCSC guys and raged my dorm, they were all jealous of the shenanigans at the flagship university (despite the 5:1 female to male ratio at Southern).
Then CDB played the Norwalk Oyster Fest in the early 2000's. Charlie's politics (and religious fervor) had swing right by then, but they show still rocked. RIP Charlie & no doubt if there's a rematch with the devil you'll come out on top again.