Despite how long ago it was played, a metal song never loses its charm and allure. There is truly something about these songs that makes them timeless. If you are a fan of old metal songs and happened to have missed out on some great hits, this article is for you. The songs mentioned below are sure to entertain and surprise you considering the time in which the lyrics were written, and the thought that went into writing them.
The songwriters’ experimentation led to a new generation of musicians that you listen to now, without an inkling of their predecessors in the genre.
1. Raining blood
This song by American band Slayer, was part of their album Reign in Blood (1986). The lyrics are mainly focused upon religion, and speak of heaven as an overthrown entity. The subject makes the song an entity voicing spiritual expression.
The piece seems to have an ending, channeling effects similar to that of rain. It is a personal favorite of the musicians for live shows and that of audiences as well. The song has made appearances in popular video games such as Guitar Hero III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
2. Master of Puppets
The heavy metal band Metallica released this song in the year 1986, under the record label Elektra Records. At the time, it was their first song released under a major record label. The association with the label showed a visible increase in the band’s prominence in the music industry, and there are dedicated sites where you can read more on this great piece.
Also, the song became the first thrash metal album to be certified under the platinum category, as it soared to the 29th position in the reputed Billboard 200. This popular song was made prominent to the people outside the music industry as well, by its discussion of the political climate at the time.
This piece of music was created by heavy metal band Pantera and released in the year 1993. The music belongs to the genre of groove metal. It was a song from the album Vulgar Display of Power and has a personalized tone to it, as stated by musician Phil Anselmo. The subject was close to the heart of the band musicians as it denoted their frustration with friends.
Their friends started treating them differently as they assumed that popularity as rock stars must have changed the band members. However, this was not true according to Phil who wanted these friends to walk away with their assumptions.
4. Chop Suey!
System of a Down, an Armenian-American band released the song "Chop Suey!” as a single in their second album termed Toxicity. The song’s popularity can be measured by the fact that the music gained the band their first Grammy nomination in the year 2002 under the category of Best Metal Performance.
This piece of music was placed in the first position in the list of The Best Hard-Rock Songs Of the 21st Century by Loudwire. The song has a biblical reference to Jesus. Also, it questions the different treatment of the dead, depending on the way they passed away.
5. In waves
In waves’, the album by Trivium got its name from their single of the same name. The musical piece was released in the year 2011. In June the same year, the song was performed live at Birmingham.
The song featured drummer Nick Augusto for the very first time and sounded much different than other singles released by the same band. The video showcases the band members moving around and exploring a place similar to a swamp, may be channeling the obscurity in their minds or in the surroundings.
This particular song by Messhugah was previously known as Aneurysm. The concept is similarly based on an aneurysm in one’s brain, which means an internal bulging and bleeding caused by the passage of blood through a weakened blood vessel. The lyrics for this song was written in English by drummer Tomas Haake. Upon release in the year 2008, the song gained over 12 million views.
Hope that the article proved useful to you in terms of a few good songs gained, along with background details that sought to enrich your experience of listening to the songs. Also, the songs must have drawn you into the integrated world of total bliss and heightened energy and made your headbang. It must have been an absolute pleasure to be introduced to music that helps you understand the societal ways by a questioning of issues presented as facts.
6 Things to Consider When Preparing Items for Storage
If you're shifting to your new home, then you'll have with any luck already used our tips about the way to pack the items properly, and you need to do hardly any other preparation to be able to store your things. Having said that, if you want to learn to pack items for storage space, here are some best packing tips.
It is important that you get the right packing supplies to ensure your safe traveling and storage of the items. Write the search query "storage units near me" in search engines and contact the units and ask them if they provide some packing materials that are manufactured as per their storage units' settings or the environment. Depending on what you're storing, you will be able to use a few second-hand containers.
These items may need special packaging techniques to ensure safety.
For packing tips and hints for anything from clothing to garage contents, get the list of materials required for delicate items from your nearer storage units.
Label Each Container
To make sure you can easily find items when in the storage area, and for when it is needed to unbox the containers, it is suggested that you tag or label every single container. Don’t overlook to number each and every container so that you can easily count the contents with the correct container in the inventory.
Packing Inventory / List
Several storage services ask for a packing inventory or list of the particular items you've stored with them. It'd also be helpful for insurance coverage purposes too. And keep in mind that at some point you will have to find a thing in one of those containers.
Storing Synthetic Leather
Even if the self-storage has heating and cooling system, it is suggested that you treat synthetic leather with a conditioner before placing it into storage space.
Automatic washers should be fully cleared of any water, and refrigerators or freezers ought to be defrosted and emptied of any food items. Cookers must be thoroughly washed to make sure no oil is moved to any of the other stored items.
Self-Storage Unit Packing Tricks and Tips
This may clearly depend upon what you plan to store, and exactly what you'll require easy or regular access to, continue reading to learn the way to store items in a storage space.
The basic self-storage advice is that home furniture should be placed along the walls. Place the heaviest containers on the ground, finishing with the least heavy or most delicate containers on the top.
Something that you know you will have to access in the future can be placed towards the door of the store. Make sure you have the face of your container with the container number and tag facing in an outward direction to be able to read it easily. In order to save space, you can use the compartments or cabinets in any home furniture you are storing.
KAREN WALDRUP CAPS YEAR WITH NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMANCE AT HOMETOWN NEW ORLEANS SAINTS GAME ON DECEMBER 30
CURRENT SINGLE “SOMETIMES HE DOES” GAINING CRITICAL ACCLAIM
Nashville, TN (December 13, 2018) - 2018 has been an amazing year professionally for viral sensation, innovative entrepreneur and country singer/songwriter Karen Waldrup and she’s capping it with a hometown performance of the National Anthem at the New Orleans Saints verses Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, December 30 in New Orleans at noon. Check local listing for channel and times.
“It is an unbelievable honor to be invited to sing the National Anthem for an exceptional organization like the New Orleans Saints. The SuperDome is an iconic stadium that symbolizes unity and hope,” says Waldrup. “Since I was a little girl, I’ve visited that stadium, now to be able to stand in the middle of that energy and sing our Nation’s song shortly before we ring in a New Year…pinch me or I’ll think I’m dreaming.”
Waldrup’s current single, the Lori McKenna penned “Sometimes He Does,” has recently gained critical acclaim. Rolling Stone Country included the song in their "10 Best Country and Americana songs of the week" and Music Row magazine named the tune “Disc of the Day” saying “this gal is a real deal country singer.” The music video is one of the most viewed videos on CMT.com two weeks after the premiere. Watch the video here.
Rewind to July, Waldrup's debut full length project, JUSTIFIED, produced by award-winning icon Garth Fundis and completely funded by fans via Indiegogo, debuted on four Billboard charts including the Top Country album chart.
This year, Waldrup toured the world playing sold out shows from the little dive bar in Dahlonega, made famous by Ashley McBryde’s smas, MadLife Stage and Studios in Woodstock, GA and many others. Her Waldrup Worldwide Family continues to grow daily with half a million followers and her fan engagement averages around 55% weekly. Waldrup continues her weekly web series “Waldrup Wednesday” with lifestyle brand Country Rebel and has had 16 videos go viral. Waldrup has partnered with Binge Networks, WeatherGuard, FabFitFun and others to expand her musical reach.
Waldrup wrote or co-wrote 9 of the 11 tracks on JUSTIFIED with Nashville friends and fellow songwriters including Julia Cole, Anthony Smith, Donnie Skaggs, Ed Hill, Brian Kolb, and others. The album features title track “Justified,” that Music Row magazine calls "a soul-rock tune that showcases a potent, wailing and penetrating vocalist with moxie and fire,” the catchy party anthem “What Goes On In This Bar (Stays In This Bar),” Waldrup’s viral version of “I Hope You Dance,” the Lori McKenna penned love song “Sometimes He Does” and the vibey and sultry “Slow and Easy.”
A throwback to November 2016, Waldrup launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund a new project that , producer Garth Fundis agreed to produce. The life of the campaign was a roller coaster ride, with very low lows and even higher highs for independent artist Waldrup. During the campaign, she heard a preacher say “the moment you take the burden off of yourself to be important is the moment you start living your true potential,” and she committed to living that mindset.
Shortly after, by request from a 16 year old fan, Waldrup recorded an unedited, one-take cover of Lee Ann Womack’s massive hit “I Hope You Dance” in her living room. After sending it to that fan, she also shared the video with her friends at lifestyle brand Country Rebel.
They were blown away by the heartfelt cover and posted it immediately on their socials. After millions of views and thousands of interactions on social media, her Indiegogo campaign was over 100% funded and she began recording that dream album. To date, the video has been viewed over 29 million times.
About Karen Waldrup
New Orleans native Karen Waldrup is a triple threat musician, songwriter and recording artist known for her thrilling performances and nostalgically new style of country music.
Waldrup has spent the last few years touring the world performing thousands of shows everywhere from Long Beach, CA to Dublin, Ireland and is now a true viral sensation with her social media videos gaining mass appeal and more than 220 million views. Waldrup is the subject of “Waldrup Wednesdays,” the hugely popular weekly video series on Country Rebel’s Facebook page.
Waldrup recently won four Nashville Industry Music Awards (NIMA) for Artist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Warm in Your Sunshine," Best Live Country Performer and Best Country Solo Artist Female. In 2017, she won 3 NIMA awards for Best Live Country Performer, Best Video and Best Country Solo Artist Female and she also landed an original song in the motion picture 'Scales: Mermaids are Real'.
Waldrup is a 2018 / 2019 Weather Guard Nation Brand Ambassador as well as a brand partner with BingeNetworks, Epiphone Guitars, FabFitFun, MAC Makeup and many others.
Waldrup has been featured on Hallmark Channel, Bravo TV’s Platinum Hit, NASCAR ESPN LIVE, the NFL Experience Superbowl XLVII and hundreds of other outlets world wide.
Waldrup’s new album JUSTIFIED is available everywhere now.
Country Music That Never Ran Out of Style
A lot of things make a country music great, but the most important ones are those that give you a twang feeling that goes all the way down to your feet. Country music leaves different people with different feelings; some may feel sad, some happy some may even weep.
If you were born in a time during the ’80s, then you are familiar with country music. The truth is, this genre of music is not being played as much as it used to be played back in the days. However, country music is far from being forgotten, people still listen to them. If you are a big country music fan, then this article is going to take you through some of the best country music that never ran out of style even in the present day.
Here are the country songs that never ran out of style through the years:
#5 Dolly Parton - Jolene
The first country music is Dolly Parton's Jolene. Dolly Parton got the inspiration of this track after seeing her husband flirting with a teller from a bank. This track is one of her most heartrending tracks of all. Jolene, which was released in the year 1973 was about Dolly Parton imploring another woman (Jolene) to leave her husband alone.
Dolly Parton put so much thought and emotions in this song and that is why it shall remain among her greatest hits and will not run out of style anytime soon.
#4 Merle Haggard - Mama Tried
The other track that will definitely not run out of style is Merle Haggard's Mama Tried, this song comes from humble beginnings and was once a commission for the film 'Killers Three' which was produced by Dick Clark.
Mama Tried became Merle Haggard's most autobiographical pieces. This song will forever be remembered by many since it will remain on the film for every generation to hear.
#3 Tammy Wynette- Stand By Your Man
The next track is Tammy's Stand By Your Man. This was a hit in the 80’s, it was produced by a renowned producer, Billy Sherrill. The song was written to be a reactionary response to the upcoming women's liberation movement back then.
The song was so popular and significant that Hillary Clinton referred to it once in an interview; the writer said that it took her only 20 minutes to write but 20 years to defend it.
#2 Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
This is another track that no matter how many times you have listened to it, you will never get enough. The song is about Williams bemoaning his crashing marriage to his wife Audrey. In this song, William says that he has 'lost the will to live' and indeed, after four years, he was found dead. The song will forever be remembered as a sign of honoring Williams.
#1 Stanley Brothers - Man Of Constant Sorrow
Our list will not be complete without mentioning the Stanley Brothers' Man Of Sorrows from the year 1951. It is believed that the track was originally done by Baptist Hymn but was later revived by the Stanley Brothers who did a really excellent job with it.
One of the brothers called Ralph heard their father singing a version of the song and he and his brothers decided to add words to the song to become the famous track it is today. The Stanley Brothers are a talented group and that is why this track will never run out of style.
The beauty of country songs is that they all have deep meanings. The musicians were singing about actual occurrences unlike some of today's musicians who are only writing feel-good songs. The songs mentioned above were once played in every club in America and are still being listened to even by the present young generation.
USA TODAY First lady Melania Trump gave former first lady Laura Bush a tour of the buzzed-about White House Christmas decorations that sparked negative reactions on social media last week.
Former First Lady Laura Bush toured the White House Christmas display.
Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told USA TODAY the visit happened in private. No other details were provided.
President Donald Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that Mrs. Bush, who is in Washington for the state funeral of her father-in-law, former President George H.W. Bush, would visit.
Melania first unveiled the White House Christmas decor last week, which includes a hall of crimson trees in the East Wing without any ornaments and a wreath made out of sharpened "Be Best" pencils, in honor of her anti-bullying campaign.
According to a press release from the first lady, this year's Christmas theme is "American Treasures," which has the White House shining "with the spirit of patriotism." READ MORE
Todd Rundgren Announces
“The Individualist” World Tour
Presented By SiriusXM
Tickets On Sale December 10, 2018 at 10AM Local Time
Citi Presale Begins December 04, 2018 at 10AM Local Time
Los Angeles - Current Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren will be embarking on the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour this spring, highlighting both his hits as well as “deep tracks” spanning his 50-year career.
Produced by Live Nation and presented by SiriusXM, the North American leg of the tour starts in Atlanta, GA and hits major markets before wrapping in San Francisco, CA. The North American dates will be preceded by dates in Europe/UK and followed by dates in Japan. Full itinerary is below.
Rundgren’s long-awaited autobiography, The Individualist: digressions, dreams and dissertations, is being released by Cleopatra Press on December 21, documenting his life through his 50th birthday. The concert set list will mirror that time period, consisting of song selections from the inception of his musical career through 1996, with intros & stories behind the songs and Rundgren’s impressive career.
He will be playing back-to-back shows in the ten North American markets in order to be available for books signings and local TV and radio appearances on the second show day in each city. Tickets go on sale Monday, December 10 at 10AM Local Time. Two-day ticket packages, along with single-day tickets, will be available in each North American market.
Citi is the official presale credit card of the Todd Rundgren – The Individualist Tour. As such, Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 4th at 10AM local time until Sunday, December 9th at 10PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com.
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TODD RUNDGREN “THE INDIVIDUALIST TOUR”
April 1 - Theater am Mareintor - Duisburg, Germany
April 2 - Laeiszhalle - Hamburg, Germany
April 3 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 6 - Eventim Apollo - London, UK
April 10 - Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
April 11 - Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
April 13 - State Theatre - Washington, DC
April 14 - State Theatre - Washington, DC
April 16 - Town Hall - New York, NY
April 17 - Town Hall - New York, NY
April 19 - Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA
April 20 - Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA
April 23 - Athenaeum Theatre - Chicago, IL
April 24 - Athenaeum Theatre - Chicago, IL
April 27 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
April 28 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
May 01 - Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
May 02 - Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA
May 05 - Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH
May 06 - Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square - Cleveland, OH
May 09 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
May 10 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA
May 12 - Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco, CA
May 13 - Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco, CA
May 22 - Sumida Triphony Hall - Tokyo, Japan
May 23 - NHK Hall - Osaka, Japan
A Wizard, A True Star. The title of Todd Rundgren's 1973 solo album aptly sums up the contributions of this multi-faceted artist to state-of-the-art music. As a songwriter, video pioneer, producer, recording artist, computer software developer, conceptualist, and interactive artist (re-designated TR-i), Rundgren has made a lasting impact on both the form and content of popular music.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Rundgren began playing guitar as a teenager, going on to found and front The Nazz, the quintessential `60's psychedelic group. In 1969, he left the band to pursue a solo career, recording his debut offering, the legendary Runt. But it was 1972's seminal Something/Anything?, on which he played all the instruments, sang all the vocal parts, and acted as his own producer, that catapulted Todd into the superstar limelight, prompting the press to unanimously dub him 'Rock's New Wunderkind'. It was followed by such landmark LPs as The Hermit of Mink Hollow and the above mentioned A Wizard, A True Star, as well as such hit singles as “I Saw The Light,” “Hello It's Me,” “Can We Still Be Friends,” and “Bang The Drum.”
In 1974, Todd formed Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (renamed and reconfigured in 1976 as Utopia), an entirely new approach to the concept of interactive musicianship, and embarked on an extensive round of touring and recording. Standout Utopia offerings included Oops! Wrong Planet, Adventures in Utopia, and Oblivion. Along the way, Todd Rundgren’s Utopia combined technical virtuosity and creative passion to create music that initially, for millions, defined the term "progressive rock”, and subsequently, as Utopia, the term “powerpop.”
Rundgren's myriad production projects include albums by Patti Smith, Cheap Trick, Psychedelic Furs, Meat Loaf, XTC, Grand Funk Railroad, and Hall And Oates. Rounding out his reputation as rock's Renaissance Man, Rundgren composed all the music and lyrics for Joe Papp's 1989 Off-Broadway production of Joe Orton's Up Against It (the screenplay commissioned by The Beatles for what was meant to have been their third motion picture). He also has composed the music for the hit film Dumb and Dumber, as well as series, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Crime Story.
In 2012 Rundgren performed his iconic 1973 album A Wizard A True Star in concert in its entirety for the first time ever, and several years later did the same with a double bill: Todd & Healing. He has toured with Ringo Starr as an erstwhile member of the All-Starr Band since 1989, and continues to perform with symphony orchestras both domestically and internationally. His latest studio album, White Knight, was released last May, and this past spring he toured North America with original Utopians Kasim Sulton and Willie Wilcox for the first time in 33 years. His long-awaited autobiography The Individualist, will be in stores December 21. He embarks on the world’s first hybrid concert/book tour this coming April/May, highlighting music across his 50-year career.
Last year on successive weekends he was awarded honorary doctorates from both the Berklee School of Music and DePauw University.
In 1998 Todd debuted his new PatroNet technology which for the first time allowed fans of a musical artist to subscribe directly to the artist’s musical output via the Internet. This caps a long history of groundbreaking early multimedia "firsts", including:
• 1978: The first interactive television concert, broadcast live over the Warner/QUBE system in Columbus, Ohio (the home audience chose each song in real time during the concert by voting via QUBE’s 2-way operating system).
• 1978: The first live nationally broadcast stereo radio rock concert (by microwave), linking 40 cities around the country.
• 1979: The opening of Utopia Video Studios, a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility. The first project produced by Todd there is Gustav Holst’s The Planets, commissioned by RCA Selecta Vision as the first demonstration software for their new videodisc format.
• 1980: Creation of the first color graphics tablet, which wa
s licensed to Apple and commercially released as The Utopia Graphics Tablet.
• 1981: “Time Heals,” the first music video to utilize state-of-the-art compositing of live action and computer graphics (produced and directed by Todd), becomes the eighth video to be played during the launch of MTV on August 1, 1981.
• 1982: The first live national cablecast of a rock concert (on the USA Network), simulcast in stereo to over 120 radio stations.
• 1982: The first two commercially released music videos, one of which was nominated for the first-ever Grammy awarded for “Best Short Form Video” in 1983.
• 1992: The first commercially available music downloads via CompuServe.
• 1993: The release of No World Order, the world’s first interactive record album on CD-i.
• 1994: The release of The Individualist, the world’s first full-length Enhanced CD.
• 1994: The world’s first interactive concert tour.
• 1998: Launches PatroNet, the world’s first direct artist subscription service -- predicts that someday "music will be sold by the pound".
• 2016: The production of the world's first full length concert shot with multiple Virtual Reality 360º cameras.
The Molly Brown House, located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street, is one of Denver’s popular tourist attractions.
“Molly” Brown – who really only went by Margaret or Maggie, is most famous for surviving the 1912 sinking of the Titanic after the ocean-liner hit an iceberg.
Tragically, the ship was advertised as “unsinkable,” on its maiden voyage, and, due to hubris, it did not have enough life jackets and boats for all the people onboard. Not even close.
It is estimated that more than 1,500 people (of the 2,224 passengers and crew) perished when the largest then-existing ship sank in the frigid waters. MollyBrown.Org Photo Gallery
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Survivors were rescued by the Carpathia the next day. Most second- and third-class passengers (people of less wealth) died that fateful night between April 14th and 15th. Margaret Brown saved many passengers’ lives by helping them evacuate the Titanic.
The custom of displaying Christmas trees was introduced to Britain in the late 18th by Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, although it was a yew tree rather than a fir that was used.
The Christmas tree was popularized by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in the 19th century.
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There are things in this world that leave us feeling in ways we will never be quite able to explain.
For some, it might be the sunset over the ocean and a glass of white wine at the end of a long week. For others, the smile on a child’s face when they’re playing with a new toy or after their pet a dog for the very first time. Heck, it might even be a small piece of chocolate they’ve been craving the entire day, a hug from a loved one or a really long nap.
Some of these things are so special and beautiful that the feelings they convey can be considered universal. And this is very much what happens with music. It’s almost – some would even go as far as saying outright – impossible to find a human being who doesn’t enjoy this wonderful gift life has given us. More than enjoying, being absolutely taken by it and transported to a whole other plane of existence, where everything ceases to be the same.
There’s something about the way instruments come together to produce sounds that are able to make us dance, cry, or simply listen in complete awe. Music sticks with us throughout our entire lives, and is often present in some of the most significant moments we live through, whether it is a wedding, a party with friends or just small moments of solitude and deep reflection.
The music captures our hearts because we find meaning in it, even if this meaning tends to vary from one individual to another. And although the charts are popping with very upbeat, buoyant songs, ingrained with repetitive lyrics and high pitched voices, many still find that older music, the kind that you can find being played by new bands in Brisbane, with soft chords and mellow beats, paired with vibrant strings and lovely melodies, is the kind that touches them most.
This is the sort of music that travels through your body, all the way from your head to the tip of your toes, and fills you with such an overwhelming cluster of feelings you might find yourself shedding a tear. Older music is poetry come to life, it’s food for thought, a soundtrack for the moments that will suddenly play and replay inside of your mind while you closely listen to it. It comes to a point where it ceases to be only music and becomes something more, something intangible, something one can’t describe – only feel.
Even if you believe in listening to today’s top hits on repeat, once you give old music a try, you’ll find it very hard to let go of. All music is wonderful, and, undoubtedly, worthy of being loved. However, being in touch with the magic that this kind of songs in particular entail, is an experience very difficult to match.
It’s not just that it captures your heart, it goes deeper than that. Once you close your eyes and listen, it captures your entire being. The kind of music that is able to make you simultaneously forget about everything and, somehow, remember so much, is nothing short of an out of this world experience.
Variety: Ken Berry, a popular TV actor in the 1960s and ’70s who starred in “F-Troop,” “Mama’s Family” and “Mayberry R.F.D.,” died Saturday.
His former wife, actress Jackie Joseph-Lawrence posted the news on Facebook. “F-Troop” co-star Larry Storch wrote on Facebook, “We hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain.”
Berry played Captain Parmenter on Western sitcom “F-Troop” for two years in the mid-1960s.
Berry appeared as widowed farmer Sam Jones on “The Andy Griffith Show” and transitioned into the lead as the show spun off as “Mayberry R.F.D.” He played Vinton Harper on the “Carol Burnett Show” spinoff “Mama’s Family” from 1983 to 1984, which starred Vicki Lawrence, Rue McClanahan and Betty White.
“Mayberry R.F.D.” ran from 1968 to 1971, when the folksy smalltown sitcom was canceled as more contemporary shows such as “All in the Family” came on the air.
He also appeared in comedy films “Herbie Rides Again” and “The Cat From Outer Space” and made frequent guest appearances on shows including “The Golden Girls,” “Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island” and “CHiPs.”
Born in Moline, Ill., Berry started out as a singer and dancer. He served in the U.S. Army special services under Sergeant Leonard Nimoy, entertaining the troops and winning a slot on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”
Actress Jackie Joseph and Ken Berry her former husband
Nimoy helped introduce him to studios after he left the Army, and soon Berry was under contract to Universal to appear in movie musicals. Berry worked in several musical revues, including with Abbot and Costello, and with Lucille Ball. Carol Burnett also worked with Berry, who later became a frequent guest on her show.
After brief stints on “Dr. Kildare” and George Burns-Connie Stevens sitcom “Wendy and Me,” he landed his first regular starring role on “F-Troop.”
Actor Larry Storch (Cpl Agarn)
Dear friends. We are sad to let you know our beloved Captain, Mr Ken Berry passed away tonight. We just spoke with Jackie Joseph who confirmed the devastating news. We are at a true loss for words. Ken, we hope you know how much you were loved. Goodnight Captain. We miss you already.