Friday, July 31, 2015

Etc. For the Weekend

Obituary: Country singer Lynn Anderson, best remembered for her hit "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," has died of a heart attack. She was only 67 years old and had been hospitalized for pneumonia:

Anderson was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota, in 1947, and grew up in Sacramento, California. Born to the music business -- both her parents were songwriters -- she got her start as a professional singer while still in her teens, releasing her first record, "For Better or for Worse," when she was 19.

Soon Anderson was having major success, with such hits as 1967's "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)" and 1969's "That's a No-No" and appearances on "The Lawrence Welk Show."

I had forgotten she was a regular on The Lawrence Welk Show, but that is how she gained national prominence.

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