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keberoxu Obit: RIP Charley Pride (1934-2020)-COVID-19 (11) RE: Obit: RIP Charley Pride (1934-2020)-COVID-19 13 Dec 20

Ah, Charley Pride and the Grand Old Opry.

As long as an old iconic musician named Roy Acuff
held a high office at the Grand Old Opry,
there was not a snowball-in-hell's chance
of an African-American allowed to be a Grand Old Opry member.

Roy Acuff died at a ripe old age, and
the Grand Old Opry, quietly and with great haste,
convened (the officers did)
and got Charley Pride voted, IMMEDIATELY, into the Grand Old Opry.
I mean, they didn't waste a SECOND.

I'll never ever forget that.

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