Danny’s Diary poses two questions
Danny Jones from the Singing News has a blog called Danny’s Diary. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] In his most recent post, he asks two questions: Name your two favorite live albums, and name the single biggest news stories of 2006. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]
The two live albums that I consider to be the all-time greatest are the Cathedrals’ Live in Atlanta and the Kingsmen’s Live at the University of Alabama.
Honorable mention goes to the Blackwood Brothers’ In Concert, Greater Vision’s Live at First Baptist Atlanta, the Happy Goodmans’ Wanted Live, the Kingsmen’s Live…Naturally and Big and Live, and Signature Sound’s Stand By Me…Live (their only live CD thus far, to my knowledge.)
Now let’s look at the biggest news stories of 2006. I would have to say that the three biggest stories thus far are (1) Anthony Burger’s sudden death on stage, (2) Doug Riley’s sudden death in a car accident, and (3) the lineup change in the Perrys (lead singer Loren Harris left and was replaced by baritone Joseph Habedank, who was in turn replaced by Nick Trammell).
There were several lineup changes in popular groups, including several in groups consistently nominated in the top 5 or 10 of Singing News Fan Favorites in their categories. But the Perrys were the most popular group (group and members consistently voted #1 in various categories) to have significant lineup changes this year.
I think it’s a little early to ask for the biggest stories of 2006. The year isn’t over yet! There are over two full months yet to go–but hopefully nothing will happen that will top the first two stories, at any rate.
Stop by Danny’s blog and let him know how you would answer his questions. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]