Archive for the ‘Special Days’ Category

Happy birthday, Lana Nelson

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015


Happy birthday, Lana Nelson,  and thank you for your care and attention to your dad, and your aunt!


You don’t see her on stage or on screen, but she’s always behind the scenes helping to make it happen.




I hope you have a great day, Lana.


Happy birthday, Mickey Raphael

Saturday, November 7th, 2015


Happy happy birthday, to Mickey Raphael.
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Born and raised in the Lone Star State of Dallas Texas, Mickey Raphael’s career as Willie Nelson’s Harmonica player has spanned almost three decades. His intelligent playing style has become a hallmark of Nelson’s crossover sound, earning him a large audience worldwide. As a teenager, Raphael gravitated toward the Dallas folk music scene and fell under the spell of legendary harmonica great Don Brooks. “I went to this little coffee house one night and saw him playing and it just impressed me so much,” Raphael recalls. “He had moved to New York and was kind of a legend around Dallas. He sat me down one night after a show and showed me this little lick that went all the way up and down the harmonica, just a little pattern. Right away I just jumped about twenty steps from the little I already knew about the harp.”

Raphael eventually joined singer B.W. Stevenson’s band. One of his most enthusiastic boosters was University of Texas Football coach Darrell Royal, a passionate fan of country music. One night in 1973, Royal invited Raphael to a post-game party in a Dallas hotel room and asked him to bring along his harps. The resulting informal jam session included Charley Pride and Willie Nelson, who passed around a guitar and took turns singing.


I played a little with Willie and he asked me to come and sit in with him sometime. A while later he played a fireman’s benefit in a high school gym somewhere outside of Dallas and I showed up there and played a little. Later, we were sitting there talking and he said, “Why don’t you come to New York with me in a couple of months – we’re going to play Max’s Kansas City.’ So I went up there and played with Willie. He really wasn’t touring that much then; it was still a couple of years before he left Texas again on real tours.”

Raphael moved from Dallas to Austin, Nelson’s home base, and began a crash course in country music. “When I joined Willie’s band, I really didn’t know anything about country music. I’d never really listened to it at all. I was a folk blues player. I just wanted to play in a country band and ride around in a bus.”


Mickey Raphael and Brad Wheeler




Happy birthday, Guy Clark

Friday, November 6th, 2015


Happy birthday, Roy Rogers

Thursday, November 5th, 2015


Happy birthday to Roy Rogers, born November 5, 1911, as Leonard Slye  in Cincinnati, Ohio. As Roy Rogers, he becomes a silver-screen cowboy, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame as a solo star and as a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers.

Willie Nelson, Roy Rogers, “When I reach the end of Rodeo Road (set my pony free)”


Happy birthday, Lyle Lovett

Sunday, November 1st, 2015


Best wishes to Lyle Lovett.



Willie Nelson, on guitar

Saturday, October 31st, 2015


I can’t help posting these, they are so adorable.

Kids, adults, dogs, cats, ferrets, everyone wants to be Willie Nelson.



Happy Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2015


Happy Birthday, Paula Nelson (the world’s a better place with you in it)

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Paula Nelson



Photo from Seventeen Magazine 1985



photo by Scott Moore



Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton

Monday, October 26th, 2015


Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Yeah, it’s that time of the year.  The pictures are so cute I can’t resist.

Happy Birthday, Lacy Dalton

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Happy Birthday, President Carter

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Happy birthday to President Jimmy Carter, born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924.

Photograph of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter dancing at a White House Congressional Ball. Photographed by Marion S. Trikosko. Dated 1977. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Photograph of President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter dancing at a White House Congressional Ball. Photographed by Marion S. Trikosko. Dated 1977. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Happy Anniversary to Annie and Willie Nelson

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015


On September, 16, 1991 Willie Nelson married Annie D’Angelo at St. Alouin Church in Nashville, Tennessee



Happy Birthday, Patsy Cline

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

born: September 8, 1932

Happy Birthday, Annie Nelson

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

2015birthday6Best wishes to Annie Nelson, for a great birthday and many happy returns of the day.