Archive for December, 2011

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 7 December 2011 (Pearl Harbor Day)

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

This week brings memories of the deaths of both Marty Robbins and Faron Young. Marty’s fourth heart attack took his life on December 8, 1982. Faron’s depression led to his death by suicide on December 10, 1996. I’d never missed an opportunity to attend their shows, even knowing I’d get irritated by their constant goofing around when I wanted them to sing. These were the only two singers whose deaths affected me enough to send cards and donations to their unknown families. After writing their biographies, I understand why they acted the way they did, and their music sounds as good as it did back then. I never tire of listening to either of them. (more…)