The Old Rugged Cross
The Old Rugged Cross is a song that was written in Albion, and it is about Good Friday.
It is a very popular song and has been performed and recorded all over the world.
Here we will share a few renditions of this beautiful and poignant hymn.
The historical marker shown above is on Michigan Avenue, near College Court, kitty corner from eastern most the welcome to Albion College sign.
Alan Jackson sings a country version of the Old Rugged Cross
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Singer and songwriter Johnny Cash was born J. R. Cash on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. … However, after just three lessons his teacher, enthralled with Cash’s already unique singing style, told him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.
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Elvis Aaron Presley was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935. … In 1954, Elvis began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation.
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The Old Rugged Cross (Original 1913 Rhythms) – A Cappella Hymn
Try singing along to this one Karaoke style
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Of all the stories I have written for this spot in the past four years, this may be one of the most amazing. I strongly recommend that you first click on this link and listen to this quartet before continuing. In fact, this will open a new page, and you may continue to read while you listen.
Beautiful, isn’t it? But you’ve heard beautiful quartets before. Possibly not many like this, however…no, those aren’t identical quadruplets. That’s one man.
His name is Kaoma Chende, and he told me, “I have always loved harmony. I have never had music lessons, but I have always had an ear, and can arrange songs and rearrange.”
Chende was born in Zambia, the fourth of six children of a now-retired Seventh-day Adventist pastor. He has always loved music. He remembers lying on the floor under the living room table on Friday nights as a small boy, listening to the Kings Heralds on the phonograph. (And if that wasn’t a musical education, what is?)
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Jessica Clemmons performs The Old Rugged Cross (George Bennard) with Jess and the Bandits for BBC Songs of Praise.
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Beginner lesson – In this tutorial, I’ll be teaching you how to play the old hymn, “The Old Rugged Cross”. If you’d like to leave me a song suggestion, just put it in the comments down below.
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Let’s generate some home videos of Old Rugged Cross to remember the Good Friday we had to stay home. Anyone from Albion interested in doing this?
The Old Rugged Cross Played On Piano By Terry Miles In A Gospel Boogie Woogie Blues Style Rendition Of This Wonderful And Beautiful Hymn.
There are many other recordings of The Old Rugged Cross by famous musicians.