Rambling Rose: Remembering Baltimore Popular Group

Hello everyone, hoping that your Thanksgiving was all you wished it to be. I know some of us, including me, was a little sad remembering the lost of family members and friends who would have been joining you around that Thanksgiving table is no longer with us. But we continue to bless the ones who are still with us. The holidays are always very hard, but life goes on.

Do you remember a popular group from Baltimore, called Pockets? I do! They were formed in 1975 with about nine or 10 members. My goodness this was a HOT group! The group members were Albert McKinney on keyboards and vocals; Charles Williams on trumpet vocals and percussion; Gary Grainger on bass and vocals; Glenn Grainger on trumpet; George Gray on drums, vocals and percussion; Irvin Madison on sax, vocals and percussion; Jacob Sheffer on guitar and percussion; Kevin Barnes on trombone, vocals and percussion; and Larry Jacobs on vocals and percussion. They were scheduled to perform at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts this week to celebrate their 40th year, but the show was postponed until next year. I will keep you informed.


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Born on Thanksgiving Day November 26, 1917, Margo Purdy celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. May God continue to bless you! Happy Birthday Mrs. Purdy.

Mrs. W. Margo Purdy born on November 26, 1917 will celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, November 26, 2017. She joined Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, located 2812 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore on Easter Sunday, 1989 under the leadership of Senior Pastor, the late Olin P. Moyd, Ph.D. Currently Mrs. Purdy is a member of the church Missionary Ministry. She has also served on choirs, with the ushers and kitchen committee.

“I’ve slowed down a little bit,” Purdy said. “I have two favorite scriptures: Psalm 23, (The Lord is my Shepherd) and Psalm 121 (I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help……”). “I attribute my longevity to the Lord’s will. I was sickly as a child, but the Lord has been good to me and he brought me through.” Happy Birthday Ms. Purdy and May God continue to bless you.


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Renowned organist and vocalist Greg Hatza and popular drummer and Radio Personality Robert Shahid will celebrate their birthdays at Caton Castle by calling it a Sagittarius Birthday Bash on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For ticket information, call 443-413-3523.

I want to say a very “Happy Birthday” to all of you who are celebrating another year older including myself; To my friends, Dr. Elaine Simon; Ethel Ennis; Big Jim; my twins-Kelvin Sr. and Karen Atkinson; Greg Hatza; Robert Shahid; Milton Dugger; my sister Linda Pryor; and Tony Bunn just to name the few I remember.

Continue to celebrate the holidays with “Motown & More” when it returns to Westminster, Maryland with a full evening of holiday cheer, gift shopping, holiday snacks, annual wreath display and auction, and classic Motown tunes, on stage live in a brand new show. Check it out on Friday, December 1, 7 p.m. at Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, Maryland. Go to motownnmore@gmail.com for more information.

Well my dear friends, it is about that time, I am out of space. But remember, if you need me, call me at 410-89339474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.