BBQ, fires, friendship and Love: The incredible story of Southern Soul and a PGA Tour legend
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© Siegfried Mushroom / United Archives Via Getty Images The US Soul singer Joe Simon died at the age of 85 years.
hits like "The Chokin Child" and "Get Down, Get Down (Get On the Floor)" made him famous: Now Joe Simon died at the age of 85 years.
He was considered "The Mouth of the South" ("The Mouth of the South"): The R & B and soul singer Joe Simon wrote numerous hits in the course of his career, including "The Chokin Child" and "Power of Love". On Monday, the American died at the age of 85 years.
Simon was born on September 2, 1942 in Simmesport, Louisiana. In 1964 he began his musical career, which included 51 hits, including "Before The Night Is Over" (1977), which was later covered by the hip-hop duo Outkast. His most successful song was "Get Down, Get Down (Get on the Floor)", who reached the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1975. In 1970 Simon was awarded a Grammy for the best male R & B singing performance for his plate "The Chokin Child". In 2021 he was also nominated for inclusion in the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame.
'Still no direct contact with Peng'
Peng Shuai has still not directly been in contact with the WTA, which says "no amount of money" would stop the tour pulling events out of China. Peng has not been heard from since she made sexual assault allegations against a top Chinese government official.WTA chairman Steve Simon told the BBC there will be no events in China next year without proof that Peng is safe. "We cannot stand by compromises. This is a right and wrong issue," he said.The WTA has been told Peng is safe, and in Beijing, by the Chinese Tennis Association, although Simon said there has been no confirmation that is true.
"We have again one of the good lost"
At the beginning of the 1980-he took SIMON his last songs before moving back from the music business to become pastor. As the US magazine "Billboard" reports, Simon summarized the decision after he had forgotten the texts of his songs at a concert before 10,000 fans.
According to his death, numerous fans in the social networks expressed their condolences: "We lost one of the good ones again," Twittered the American soul singer Bettye Lavette: "Rip Rhythm & Blues Legend, Joe Simon. One of the nicest men I have ever met in the show business. " Another fan wrote: "Damn, not Joe Simon. Most of the younger people know him because Outkast has sampled him for 'SO FRESH, SO CLEAN'."
WE Lost Another One of the Good Guys. Rip Rhythm & Blues Legend, Joe Simon. One of the Nicest Men That i Ever Met in Show Business.
- Bettye Lavette (@Bettyelavette) December 15, 2021
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LAS VEGAS – finished 2021 with a 3-0 record for the year when he knocked out perennial contender Raphael Assuncao in perhaps the biggest win of his career to date. Immediately after his UFC Fight Night 199 performance, Simon (19-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC)…Immediately after his UFC Fight Night 199 performance, Simon (19-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) name-dropped Sean O’Malley (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) as a potential next foe in his in-cage interview – pending his boss Dana White’s approval.