Saturday, March 25, 2006
Buck Owens, 1929-2006, RIP
"Pbptpth! He was gone!"
Poor ol' Buck! Lived a good, long life, though.
Read the Buck Owens Wikipedia entry here.
Read about his Oklahoma City connections here.
Rest in peace, chief Buckaroo!
Rest in peace, Buck.
I forget: is Roy Clark still with us?
Think I'll get some wiskey and down load some of his early stuff.
Haggard is my absolutely all-time favorite.
Buck Owens was a classic.
I am going to be a regular now that my computer problems are over (I think). The blogger sites just started working for no discernable reason, three months later.
Relocate and calculate.
I confess a bias for the Okie Garth. I was at Oklahoma State the same time he was, hanging out at the place he was playin' and chasin' skirt at the dancehall where he met Sandy and all that.
More importantly, though: I was in a crowd of a few hundred in a city auditorium in Texas in '89 when we saw him do "Friends in Low Places" -- before it was on the radio. Dudette! We all looked at one another and knew we were in the presence of greatness.
(But I like Dwight better over all.)
However, I am sorrowful at his passing.
I saw Roy Clark in person at a concert at Worlds of Fun Amusement park in Kansas City saome years ago. What a tremendous talent, especially at playing the guitar and banjo!
Also, I remember one of his beautiful back up singers/dancers, who was wearing the little short waisted jacket that all the dancers wore, lifted her arm too high and one of her boobs popped out from underneath on stage.
Darned if that didn't sere the memory of that concert into my mind.