Charlie Gracie
American musician
Charlie Gracie
Charlie Gracie is an American rock pioneer and singer. His father encouraged him to play the guitar. Gracie's musical career started at the age of 14 when he appeared on the Paul Whiteman television show.
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VIDEO: Hukilau stimulates West Hawaii fishery mana’o
Big Island - over 4 years
Hukilau at Puuhonua o Honaunau HONAUNAU, Hawaii: The Annual Cultural Festival was held at Puuhonua o Honaunau  National Historical Park this weekend. Thousands of visitors traveled to the sacred spot in South Kona, to enjoy the dozens of craft demonstrations, food, and cultural traditions, like the ho’okupu ceremony at Hale o Keawe. Or Sunday’s signature draw: the hukilau. Immediately after the corralling of the fish, everyone gathered together, singing “Hawaii Aloha” Park Ranger Charles Hua was one of the participants in the fish gathering. According to cultural demonstrator Charlie Grace, the hukilau – although rarely employed today – embodies the best in Hawaiian fishing practices. All the fish were released, unharmed. Both Grace and Hua say they have seen a changes in the fishery over the years, and discussed the needed management of West Hawaii waters. Its a timely discussion. Right now, the State Department of Land and Natural Resources is getting ready to make ch ...
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Radnor Studio 21's Programming Schedule for the Week
Radnor Patch - almost 5 years
  RS 21 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (04/26/12 to 05/02/12) THURSDAY (APR 26) (Repeats starting at 12PM Friday) 6 PM      MAIN LINE MEDIA NEWS: SPORTS with Bruce Adams 6:30       THURSDAY AT THE PAPERS and MAIN LINE MEDIA NEWS VIDEO REWIND 7 PM       JOHN NAGLE in Conversation 7:30       PATCH PRESENTS with Sam Strike 8 PM       FROM ROSE TREE: The Rose Tree Pops 8:30       DELCO SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL with CHARLIE GRACIE. “This Guitar Legend and Rock ‘n Roll Innovator is Not To Be Missed”. Hear His Hits Again. 10PM      JOHN F. HAINES, SR. PRESENTS: “Scott Silver & the Jazz Guise”  A Sonic Blend with vocalist Christine Dragon FRIDAY (APR 27) (Repeats starting at 12PM Saturday) 6 PM       CLASSIC ARTS SHOWCASE: World Wide Performances 8 PM       THE GREAT BRITISH PICTURE SHOW SPECIAL REPEAT: ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LAW:  “THE WOMAN IN QUESTION” (UK-1949) with Jean Kent and Dirk Bogarde (Five Views of a Murdered Woman) & “THE WOMAN IN THE HALL” (UK-1 ...
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Clara "Claire" Curley, 76, of Avon
Avon Patch - almost 5 years
Clara "Claire" (Mayo) Curley, 76, of Avon died April 19. She was born in Cleveland on Dec. 7, 1935, to Carl and Mary Grace Mayo. She was a loving wife to late husband James Curley for 50 years. Curley is survived by children Therese Minella (Tom), Joe Curley (Mary), Diane Gardner (John) and Jim Curley (Jennifer); grandchildren John, Charlie, Grace, Anthony, Madeline, Sophia, Cameron, Claire, Ella and many nieces and nephews. As well as her parents and husband, Curley is preceded in death by siblings Dominic, Mary, Carl, Angelo, Lucille, Sue, Josephine, Joe, Tony and Delores. Calling hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Busch Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church, with interment at St. Joseph Cemetery.
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Roots Ramble Rundown for Saturday
Media Patch - almost 5 years
The 10th Annual American Roots Ramble is set for Saturday, April 21 from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. throughout downtown Media. Advance tickets are $15, WXPN discount tickets are $12 with a two ticket limit and tickets at the door are $17. Order tickets before April 20 by phone (610-566-9270), online or at Earth & State. Below is the Ramble line up: The Dollar Band, 6 p.m. at Baker Street Tattoo John Childers, 7:30 p.m. at Seven Stones Cafe Southwoods, 8 p.m. at Towne House Blues Bros. & A Sister, 8 p.m. at John's Grille Twangabillies, 8:15 p.m. at Plumstead Inn Charlie Gracie, 9 p.m. at Azie Synthesis Latin Band, 9 p.m. at Diego 's Pawnshop Roses, 9 p.m. at Joclyn's Sonoma Sound, 9:15 p.m. at Stephen's on State Frog Holler, 9:30 p.m. at Picasso Stackabones, 9:30 p.m. at Quotations The Raggamuffins, 9:30 p.m. at Sligo Andrea Carlson, 6 p.m. at Lotus Farm to Table, dinner seating only Beth Goldwater, 7 p.m. at Margaret Kuo's, dinner seati ...
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Charlie Gracie, 75, is back with a new rock ‘n’ roll record
College Times - about 5 years
By: Nick Cristiano, The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA and - It's fitting that <a class="fplink fp-371357" href="/charlie+gracie+1"><a class="fplink fp-371357" href="/charlie+gracie+1">Charlie Gracie</a></a>'s new album is called 'For the Love of Charlie.' That's because the singer and guitarist didn't just leave his mark with late-1950s hits like ... ;
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Charlie Gracie In Concert
NPR - about 5 years
Philly's original rock 'n' roll pioneer has a career that's spanned more than 60 years. Hear him perform from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Lunedì 1 agosto il Summer Jamboree si trasferisce a Corinaldo - 60019.it
Google News - over 5 years
Nella loro carriera hanno fatto da supporter ad alcuni dei grandi personaggi del genere, a cominciare dal mitico Jerry Lee Lewis e proseguendo con Charlie Feathers, Charlie Gracie, Ray Campi e Sleepy La Beefe. Si sono esibiti in tutta Europa e Stati
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Competition takes center stage at Goshen Country Fair - Delaware County Daily Times
Google News - over 5 years
The roster of live entertainment acts includes Country &amp; More and Gene Douglas (Monday), CC Lawmen (Tuesday), Charlie Gracie (Wednesday), WC Swing King Band (Thursday), the Southern Edge Band (Friday) and Appaloosa Band (Saturday). sions today and
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Corinaldo: arriva il Summer Jamboree con i Firebirds ei P-51 Airplanes - Vivere Senigallia
Google News - over 5 years
Nella loro carriera hanno fatto da supporter ad alcuni dei grandi personaggi del genere, a cominciare dal mitico Jerry Lee Lewis e proseguendo con Charlie Feathers, Charlie Gracie, Ray Campi e Sleepy La Beefe. Nel 1992, sono stati chiamati a inaugurare
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Con 3 acordes - Postdata: Felicidades, Paul - 18/06/11 - RTVE
Google News - almost 6 years
Por el programa ha pasado uno de los pioneros del rock and roll como Charlie Gracie, los Hilltoppers o Sandy Posey, para redir homenaje a Carl Gardner, el que fuera vocalista de los Coasters, que nos abandonó para siempre el pasado domingo
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Italian American Heritage Festival set for June 5 in Rose Tree Park - Delco News Network
Google News - almost 6 years
Consolato Generale d&#39;Italia Luigi Scotto and Recording Artist Charlie Gracie. To honor the recent passing of Al &amp; Stella Alberts, in November of 2009 and December of 2010, during the Festival, a special presentation will be made by Al Alberts TV
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This Day in Music Spotlight: The Beatles' First Tour, with Johnny Gentle - Gibson
Google News - almost 6 years
“My most recent show was at the 2004 Eddie Cochran Convention in Chippenham, sharing the stage with acts brought over from America: Little Richard, Billy Haley&#39;s Comets, Buddy Holly&#39;s Crickets, Charlie Gracie and British rockers Marty Wilde,
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The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll Is in Wildwood
NYTimes - over 11 years
DICK RICHARDS was just happy to be at the Shore in the summer of 1954. Mr. Richards, a drummer from just west of Philadelphia, and his six band mates were booked from Memorial Day to Labor Day at the HofBrau, one of the biggest clubs on the Atlantic Avenue strip here. O.K., so they had to play nine 90-minute shows a week, but it was work, and they
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Postcards From the Shore; Icons of Summer Face Extinction
NYTimes - almost 12 years
THE surf is pounding the rocks at Anglesea, and Moore's Inlet is open for yet another season. Charlie Gracie -- who had a No.1 hit in the spring of 1957 with ''Butterfly'' -- will be playing with his trio every weekend afternoon. Almost every Saturday at happy hour there will be a high school reunion for some Catholic high school from New Jersey or
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The Listings
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Theater A selective listing by critics of The Times: New or noteworthy Broadway, Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway shows this weekend. Approximate running times are in parentheses. * denotes a highly recommended show. + means discounted tickets were available at the Theater Development Fund's TKTS booth for performances last Friday and Saturday
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - over 12 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212)556-7219; or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. Theater GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE ''Hallelujah, Baby!'' Premiere of new
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ON THE TOWNS; GOING OUT
NYTimes - over 12 years
A guide to cultural and recreational goings-on around the state this week. Items may be submitted by mail to On the Towns, Sunday New Jersey Section, The New York Times, 229 West 43d Street, New York, N.Y. 10036; by fax to (212) 556-7219, or by e-mail to njtowns@nytimes.com. Theater CAPE MAY STAGE ''Hyde, in the Shadows'' by Michael Carleton.
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POP MUSIC; A Brief Moment of Glory, But a Lifetime Performing
NYTimes - over 17 years
MOORE'S INLET is a lazy place to hang out on a summer Sunday afternoon. The young folks who crowd the covered deck until early morning, dancing and schmoozing at this club overlooking Hereford Inlet, have long gone, and an older crowd has shuffled in. Stepping more lively onto the corner bandstand is a short but well-hewn, graying man in a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charlie Gracie
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 74
    Released in the fall of 2011, it was his first single in over 50 years to receive UK Airplay on the BBC.
    More Details Hide Details In the US, the record entered the Top 100 on Mediabase's Top 40 Chart, from the strength of Airplay at Sirius XM. Richie Scarlet is featured on Lead Guitar and played with Charlie at the Bitter End, in NYC, on March 30, 2012 after a Live Radio broadcast at WFUV. WXPK & WXPN played "Baby Doll," as well, in regular Rotation. The World Café featured Charlie Gracie, at their Philadelphia Venue, during the same time period, in support of the Record. Charlie was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame on November 16, 2012, at the Hilton City Avenue, Philadelphia. Gracie is a devoted family man, married 40 plus years to his first and only wife, Joan. They have two children, a son and a daughter.
  • 2007
    Age 70
    In 2007, a documentary film about Charlie Gracie, Fabulous, was aired on PBS stations.
    More Details Hide Details In 2011, ABKCO released the CD For The Love of Charlie produced by Al Kooper and co produced by Quentin Jones, with guest artists Graham Nash, Peter Noone, Jimmy Vivino, Craig Ross, and Dennis Diken, with Gracie singing some of his own songs and some covers. On Charlie's 75th Birthday, he recorded "Baby Doll" with the hill & hifi.
  • 2000
    Age 63
    Gracie invited Jones and Ferrara to back him when Van Morrison commissioned Gracie to open his 2000 West Coast tour.
    More Details Hide Details Contributing their musical talents on his latest CD were Tommy Conwell, whose guitar playing is featured on "Still 19", Ralph Miller on piano, Daryl Jenkins on saxophone, and Pete Barnhart on percussion. Graham Nash contributed vocals to the song "A little Too Soon To Tell". Gracie's pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and is inducted into the South Philadelphia High School Alumni Cultural Hall of Fame.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1996
    Age 59
    He also played lead guitar on Robert Gordon's 1996 self-titled CD.
    More Details Hide Details Gracie and Jones met at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. They decided to record an album together with Jones acting as producer. He brought in bandmate Dave Ferrara to play drums. Jones played bass guitar, combining with Gracie's guitar and vocals.
    George Harrison referred to Gracie's guitar technique as 'brilliant' in a March 1996 interview with Billboard; Paul McCartney invited Gracie to the premiere party of his 1999 release which paid tribute to the early pioneers of rock music.
    More Details Hide Details According to the documentary film Wages of Spin, Gracie sued Cameo Records for unpaid royalties and in retaliation was blacklisted from the radio and American Bandstand. Per the film, Bandstand host Dick Clark had a relationship with the record company and was paid $14,000 for services related to Gracie's song "Butterfly". After Cameo Gracie moved on to other record labels such as Coral, Roulette, Felsted, and Diamond, performing more of the R&B he preferred. Even as success slowed, he continued to perform in clubs, theaters, and resorts, from the 1960s through the 1990s. He still enjoys a loyal following in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. During the late 1990s, he was introduced to Quentin Jones, a guitarist, studio owner and label head. Jones had a strong background in roots music, having played in a rockabilly band produced by the Stray Cats bassist Lee Rocker.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 20
    Gracie became only the second American rock and roller to bring this new art form to the British concert stage. His two extensive tours in 1957 and 1958 were topped off by headlining the Palladium and the Hippodrome in London.
    More Details Hide Details In the audiences, among Gracie's fans, were future rock musicians Graham Nash, and members of the Beatles. These performers and many other well-known acts have credited Gracie as an influence.
    He appeared in the 1957 film Jamboree and toured with Chuck Berry, the Everly Brothers, Bo Diddley and his close friend Eddie Cochran.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1956
    Age 19
    By 1956, Philadelphia had given birth to the new Cameo record label.
    More Details Hide Details Its founders, in search of a strong talent, signed Gracie later that year. With a $600 budget, this new union went into the recording studio to record "Butterfly" backed with "Ninety Nine Ways". It became a hit record, reaching #1 in jukebox plays in the Billboard chart. Gracie received a gold disc for the two million plus sales. His only other Top 40 hit was with a song entitled "Fabulous" the same year, which reached #16. This track also reached number 6 in the UK – where it remained regularly played on national radio more than twenty years later. Two other substantial sellers followed: "Wandering Eyes", his third Billboard Top 100 hit, which peaked at #71 (another number 6 in the UK), and "Cool Baby" (also a top 30 hit in Britain). The financial success of these hits bankrolled the Cameo label, which became a dominant force in the music industry for several years.
  • 1952
    Age 15
    After cutting two more singles for Cadillac, including one called "Rockin' 'n' Rollin'" in 1952, Charlie moved on to 20th Century Records, where he put out another four sides.
    More Details Hide Details The discs he made embraced a wide variety of styles: jump blues, gospel, and country boogie with the influences of Big Joe Turner, B.B. King, Louis Jordan, Roy Acuff, and Hank Williams.
    Gracie's father encouraged him to play the guitar. His musical career started at the age of 16 when he appeared on the Paul Whiteman television show in 1952.
    More Details Hide Details Gracie performed at weddings, local restaurants, and parties, and on local radio and television. He also won regional talent contests. Charlie graduated from South Philadelphia High School in 1952. The owner of Cadillac Records, Graham Prince, heard one of Gracie's early radio performances, contacted the young musician and signed him to a recording contract. This association yielded the single "Boogie Woogie Blues" backed with "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter". The record led to Charlie's first appearance on Bob Horn's American Bandstand television program, four years before Dick Clark became the host.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Born on May 14, 1936.
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