Died On This Date (March 8, 1963) Jack Anglin / Died In Car Accident En Route To Patsy Cline’s Funeral
Posted by themusicsover on March 8, 2010
May 13, 1916 – March 8, 1963
Jack Anglin began his music career along with his brothers, performing as the Anglin Brothers, billing themselves as “The South’s Favorite Trio.” When the group disbanded in 1939, Anglin joined up with Johnnie Wright, then husband of Kitty Wells, to for Johnnie & Jack. With their popularity rising, they were asked to join the Grand Ol Opry in 1952. The duo continued to enjoy success until March 8, 1963 when Anglin was killed in a single car accident en route to Patsy Cline’s funeral. Wright passed away in 2011.