Monday, July 15, 2024

RIP Jimmie Rodgers, Great Pop Singer of the 1950s and Early 60s, Hit #1 with “Honeycomb”


Jimmie Rodgers has died at age 87. He was a great pop and rockabilly star of the late 1950s and early 60s. His biggest hit was the incredibly infectious “Honeycomb,” which has always had a place in my heart.

Warning: Once you play “Honeycomb,” it will be stuck in your head for weeks.

Here’s his his full obit.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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