TULSA — In 1964, Charlie Daniels was a musician with a long and storied career ahead of him in country music, but at the time he was playing rock and roll at a Tulsa venue called the Fondalite Club near 11th and Denver with his band, “The Jaguars.”
That year, he co-wrote his first song, “It Hurts Me,” but more importantly, he met the love of his life - Hazel Daniels, whom he married on September 20th.
Their son, Charlie Daniels, Jr. was born at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa.
They were still together when Charlie Daniels died from hemorrhagic stroke at a Nashville hospital on Monday, July 6th of this year.
He played his last show for Tulsans in October of 2019, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa.
Charlie Daniels was 83 years old.