May 19, 2022

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Another big loss for folk music

Another big loss for folk music

Folk singer Mickey Gillie, who was a style superstar in the 70s and 80s, passed away on Saturday at the age of 86.

The singer is the mayor of the city of Pasadena, Texas, who ended his days, announcing the news as a touching tribute. “Pasadena has lost a true legend. Mickey Gillie passed away today surrounded by his loved ones. It is a great honor for me to have known this man for the rest of my life,” Jeff Wagner told TMZ.

“Mickey is a true musical talent who has lined up singles on the list of 42 best 40 countries for two decades. His introduction to the world of pacadena in 1980 with his dance hall and” Urban Cowboy “helped to spark a new interest in folk music, and a larger personality than life itself.” He said.


Mickey Gillie’s death comes just days after his tour dates were canceled due to ill health. “For the past two weeks, my energy level and some health issues have prevented me from being 100% on my shows. So I looked for doctors to get me back on track. […] I hope to be back in good health and in good health soon, ”the singer said on her personal Facebook page on May 1.

A great loss to the folk world, many American personalities of folk song wanted to pay tribute to him on social networks.

“Mickey is one of the greatest entertainers of all time, a true legend and best friend,” folk singer Jean Watson wrote on Facebook.

“I enjoyed working as a playback singer on the Mickey Gilly Records and producing the excellent Eddie Gilly. One of the first big kicks I played was Gillis in Pasadena, Texas. […] Mickey’s image and memory will last forever, ”testified singer Johnny Frick.

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The cause of death of the singer is not yet known.