Charlie Louvin Diagnosed with Cancer

Posted by Miss Ess, July 13, 2010 04:50pm | Post a Comment
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Charlie Louvin
is a true music legend, releasing Country music classics as one half of the Louvin Brothers, eventually becoming a member Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame, and, in more recent years, also having his own solo career. He just turned 83 last week. A few years back I had the distinct honor of working louvin brotherswith this icon at his Amoeba SF instore performance. Charlie's a Southern gentleman to the core and he also had me cracking up all day, flirting relentlessly and making cracks about "tramp stamps." He's quite a character and a consummate entertainer -- they don't make em like that anymore.

So when I read today that Charlie has just been diagnosed with Stage 2 pancreatic cancer, my heart dropped. He will undergo a surgery on July 22.

Charlie, all of us here at Amoeba are thinking of you and sending our love to you out in Tennessee!

You can get a tiny peek of our experience with Mr. Louvin right here, in this interview and performance from 2007 at Amoeba SF:

Charlie Louvin Interview

Charlie Louvin Amoeba SF Performance

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