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Chronicles: Beck, Denny, Kenny Dale

Former Entercom WBEE/Rochester overnight personality Dave “Big Daddy” Beck passed away unexpected yesterday (7/28) at the age of 63. Beck joined WBEE in 1988 shortly after the station flipped to Country and remained there for 24 years. Services will be held privately and streamed at a later date. See Beck’s full obituary here and the station’s tribute here.

Longtime publisher/producer John E. Denny died July 21 at age 79 after battling diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Denny was the son of Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Denny, who served as Opry manager and founded Cedarwood Music with Webb Pierce. John assumed control of Cedarwood following his father’s death and served as VP until the company was sold to Mel Tillis in 1983. He wrote several songs for the Cedarwood catalog and produced singles for the firm’s Dollie Records label. John also formed his own Denny Music Group, publishing arm John E. Denny Music and JED Records. A private family graveside service will be held tomorrow (7/30) at Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery in Nashville. Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read Denny's complete obituary here.

Country artist Kenny Dale, born Kenneth Dale Eoff, died July 15 in San Antonio, TX from complications of coronavirus. He was 68. Dale released four albums for Capitol in the late '70s and early '80s and charted multiple singles, including a cover of Gene Pitney’s “Only Love Can Break A Heart.” He retired from music in the early 1980s and took up residence in Nashville before relocating to San Antonio. Service details are unknown.