Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Danny Cox Birthday Bash

Good luck, Danny.

His name might be somewhat obscured in the national consciousness by the relentless march of time, but Danny Cox remains a prominent figure in Kansas City.

So when Cox's home in Kansas City, Kansas, was ravaged by a fire in January, his many friends rallied behind him. The latest event to assist Cox is a benefit concert at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 18. Fast Johnny Ricker plays first. He'll be followed by Ida McBeth and Cox.

Admission to the event is free, but organizers home to raise $10,000 "to complete Danny and his family’s new home." Details are here.

Cox was a prominent player in the folk scene of the '60s and '70s. In recent years, he's found success in regional children's theater. It's my understanding that "Break That Colored Line" is a relatively new song from Major League Dream, a forthcoming musical about baseball's racial barriers.

The song reflects Cox's warm spirit. Give the man a hand.

(The first image is an original photograph originally published at this site in 2006. That's Malford Millgan in the background. The second picture is a publicity shot lifted from Cox's site.)

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