Charley Pride RIP

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Charley Pride RIP

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Died in Dallas on December 12, 2020, of complications related to COVID-19. He was 86 years old.

Pride was one of three African-American members of the Grand Ole Opry. Had 29 #1 country hits
[During the 1950s]while in the Negro leagues with the Louisville Clippers, two players – Pride and Jesse Mitchell – were traded to the Birmingham Black Barons for a team bus. "Jesse and I may have the distinction of being the only players in history to be traded for a used motor vehicle," Pride mused in his 1994 autobiography
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