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Oklahoma Music Minutes For December 28-January 1: Music You Should Hear This Week


This week, the Oklahoma Music Minute is remembering the lives and careers of some Oklahoma musicians that passed this year. And then we'll also say good riddance to 2020 and turn a hopeful eye to 2021. 

Many musicians have had their incomes impacted by the pandemic so please consider finding out more about how to support some of these artists!

Monday, December 28

Songwriter and musician Moon Martin (Altus) died in May at the age of 74. He played with Del Shannon and Linda Ronstadt and wrote several hits, including this one, made popular by Robert Palmer.


Tuesday, December 29

Drummer Jamie Oldaker (Tulsa) died in July at the age of 68. He played with Leon Russell, Peter Frampton and Freddie King, and was in Eric Clapton's band for about a decade in the 1970s and 1980s. Here he is on drums in 1972 with Bob Seger.

Wednesday, December 30

Blue-collar country musician Joe Diffie (Tulsa, Velma) died at the age of 61 in March. He landed five No.1 hits in the 1990s, including this one.


Thursday, December 31

Carter Sampson is a musician from Oklahoma City. Find more of her music at cartersampson.net.

Friday, January 1

Nightingale is a band from Tulsa. Find more of their music at nightingaleband.com.


The Oklahoma Music Minute airs weekdays on KOSU at 6:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 11:31 a.m., 1:20 p.m., 3:18 p.m., and 5:18 p.m.


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Matthew Viriyapah is KOSU's production assistant and host of the music podcast Songwriters & Tour Riders.
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