Music – 1978 – Webb Pierce – Teenage Boogie On A Saturday Night – sung Live On The Grand Ole Opry

Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honk#y tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950’s….while being one of the most popular country and western performers after charting more No. 1 hits than any other country artist during the decade….with his biggest hit was “In the Jailhouse Now”….which charted for 37 weeks in 1955…..with 21 of them…

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Music – 1979 – Stephen Frumholtz – Everybody Goin’ On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live On Austin City Limits

Steven Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer, singer-songwriter ….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007…..as Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas….and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club. Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s….which after leaving, he…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Truck Drivers Blues – Played Live At ACL

Truck-driving Country is a subgenre of country and western music….which is characterised by lyrical content about trucks and truck drivers (truckers)….i.e. commercial vehicles, not pick-up trucks….and the trucking industry experience….which would include, for example, references to truck stops, CB (Citizens Band) radio, geography, drugs, teamsters, roads, weather, fuel, law enforcement, loads, traffic, ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission), contraband, DOT (Department of Transportation) and accidents,…

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Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – Crying In My Sleep Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“Crying in My Sleep“ was the second single released from Squeeze‘s ninth album, Play….while in the U.S….it was released only as a single-track, promotional CD….which reached # 14 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.  Squeeze are a British rock band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970’s….who continued recording in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off It Is The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

During the mid-to-late 1970’s, Austin, Texas was blessed to have two country and Texas swing bands led by fiddle player extraordinaire Johnny Gimble…..The Bosque Bandits and The Texas Swing Pioneers….. who not only performed on Austin City Limits…..but also played often at live music venues around the World Live Music Capitol….as both bands were highly regarded due…

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Music – 1979 – Brenda Lee – I Can’t Help It If I’m Still In Love With You – From Hank Williams Tribute

Brenda Lee is an American singer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960’s…..who  sang rockabilly, pop and country music….as she had 47 US chart hits during the 1960’s….and is ranked # 4 in that decade surpassed only by Elvis Presley, the Beatles and Ray Charles.  She is known for her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry“….and  the1958 hir “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”….which has become a…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneer – Trouble Trouble Trouble – With J R Chatwell

J. R. Chatwell is one of the major figures in Western swing fiddling….who was heavily influenced by the jazz violin style of his hero, hot jazz-era player Stuff Smith…..as he packed up his jazz licks and headed over to the country camp….while putting such a zesty brilliance in his brief early recorded solos that it…

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Music – 1979 – Bob Dylan – When You Gonna Wake Up – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years…..with much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960’s….when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) became anthems for the civil rights movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics…

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Music – 1979 – Carol Channing – Hello Dolly – Performed By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! in 1964….as her performance as Dolly Levi won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical…. while she recalled that playwright Thornton Wilder so loved the musical….which was based on his play, The Matchmaker, that he came once a week. He also planned to rewrite…

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