04/28/21 - NNHS Newsletter -
... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Y'all know what a sucker I am for sad songs!
BONUS - He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones on The Ronnie Prophet Show, July 1, 1980
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" is a song by country music artist George Jones that has been named in several surveys as the greatest country song of all time. It was a single on the album I Am What I Am. Released in 1980, the song was Jones's first No. 1 single in six years. The melancholy song was written by Bobby Braddock and Curly Putman.
It is about a man who was betrayed by his lover. Despite her actions (and her comments that he would soon forget about her), he never stopped loving herthe day he stopped loving her would be the day he died (however, she did attend his funeral).
Jones credits the song with reviving his flagging career, stating that "a
four-decade career had been salvaged by a three-minute song." Jones earned the
Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1980. The
Academy of Country Music awarded the song Single of the Year and Song of the
Year in 1980. It also became the
Country Music Association's Song of the Year in both 1980 and
This was the second time that the same song won the honor two years in a row.
(The first instance was the song "Easy
Loving", sung by
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday today to Marvin Barnes ('65) of VA!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - The Head Cheerleader of 1958, Evelyn Fryer Fish of TX;
02 - Billy Turner ('65) of TX AND My Granddaughter, Rachel Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '14) of UT;
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|April 28, 1944 - Nine German
attacked US and UK units during
Exercise Tiger, the rehearsal for the
Normandy landings, killing 946.
April 28, 1945 -
Benito Mussolini and his mistress
Petacci were executed by a firing squad consisting of members of the
Italian resistance movement as they attempted to flee the country.
April 28, 1952 - Occupied Japan: The United States occupation of Japan ended as the Treaty of San Francisco, a treaty with the U.S. and 47 other countries which was ratified on September 8, 1951, went into effect.