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Kiss characters will outlive us all, says Stanley

Paul Stanley says it was a mistake to introduce the Fox and Warrior characters and insists the band’s four classic personas will continue long after he is gone.

Crystal Gayle Reflects on ‘Slick Country’ and Coal Miner’s Family

Brenda Gail Webb was, as the famous song says, born a coal miner’s daughter. But unlike her oldest sister, country music’s honky-tonk girl Loretta Lynn, who penned that tune about herself, Brenda’s music career would take much different trajectory. 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time The woman who would professionally become known as Crystal Gayle, famed for her floor-length tresses and warm, velvety vocal style, was one of the most successful country-pop crossover acts of the Seventies and Eighties. She scaled both charts with hits such as “Half the Way,” “Talking in Your Sleep” and the Number Two pop smash, “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” none of which could be mistaken for Loretta Lynn records. Initially signed in 1970 to the same label as her sister, Decca Records (which was already home to Brenda Lee, hence her name change), she would record more straight-ahead country material there, yet never managed any chart position higher than 23.

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