Rock Candy Tours is known for giving us the skinny on all things Macon Music. Because it's Thursday, enjoy this "Throwback Thursday" post for "This Week in Macon Music History" with info gathered from Rock Candy Tours (June 25-July 2):
Little Richard made his official debut at the Macon City Auditorium on this day in 1947 when he performed for Lucky Millinder's National Talent Discovery Quest. The night was billed as an opportunity to "See Stars of Tomorrow - Local Singers & Instrumentalists, Talented Entertainers Seeking Fame and Fortune." Performers included The Three Tones, Heavenly Gospel Singers and Melvin Welch.
JUNE 30 (A Big Day in Macon Music!)
• Lena Horne would have turned 98 years old on June 30 this year. She and her family called Fort Valley home for a while. She occasionally worked and performed for Charles Douglass, the entrepreneur who built and owned the renowned Douglass Theater.
• Gregg Allman and Cher's Las Vegas wedding happened 40 years ago this day.
• Rock Candy Tours turned 4!
Rose Lane White and Chuck Leavell were married in 1973 by "Buffalo" Evans. At the time, Rose Lane was Frank Fenter's (Capricorn Records Vice President) assistant and Chuck was the keyboardist for the Allman Brothers Band.
If you want to learn more about Macon's Music History, take a Rock Candy Tour available Friday nights and Saturday mornings! For more information, visit www.rockcandytours.com.