George Jones Dies; Was Scheduled For Watertown Concert
Country music legend George Jones, who died Friday, was one of the scheduled acts for the Summer Concert Series recently announced by the Disabled Persons Action Organization.
On its website, the DPAO announced "We will be in contact with everyone who purchased tickets to the August 3 show to give refunds."
A replacement act will be announced.
Following is an obituary by The Associated Press:
George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic "He Stopped Loving Her Today," has died. He was 81.
Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure.
Known for his clenched, precise baritone, Jones had No. 1 songs in five separate decades, 1950s to 1990s, and was idolized not just by fellow country singers, but by Frank Sinatra, Pete Townshend, Elvis Costello, James Taylor and countless others.
In a career that lasted more than 50 years, "Possum" recorded more than 150 albums and became the champion and symbol of traditional country music, a well-lined link to his hero, Hank Williams.
Monday, April 21, 2014, Watertown, NY
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