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ment experience: Producing radio and network shows, 1928—; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111., 1928-37; Renfro Valley Barn Dance, Renfro Valley, Ky., WLW, Cincinnati, Ohio, and WHAS, Louisville, Ky., 1939—; Renfro Valley Gatherin', CBS, 1942—; WCKY, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1960—. Most popular song was The Man that Comes Around. Writer of: Take Me Back to Renfro Valley; Freight Train Blues; Sugarbabe; Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off of Me; Don't Blame the Children; I'll Not Worry over You; To Heck with the Good Old Days. Business enterprises: Renfro Valley Ent., Pres.; WRVK, Renfro Valley, Pres.; Pioneer Mu­seum, Renfro Valley; Renfro Valley Press. Address: Renfro Valley, Kentucky.
La Valley, Dough Louis, b. 2/24/34, Boston, Mass.; w. Jean Marie Varno; d. Pamela Jean, 4; s. Dough, Jr., 3; Rod­ney, 1. Schools attended: Mooers Central Schl., Mooers, N. Y., 1949-53; Plattsburg High Schl., Plattsburg, N. Y., 1947-8; St. Johns High Schl., 1940-6. Plays guitar. Enter­tainment experience: WEAU, Plattsburg, N. Y., 1950-5; WWSR, St. Abaus, Vt., 1955; CKCW and CKCW-TV, Moniton, New Brunswick, Canada, 1959—; Tours U. S. and Canada. Recorded for Cape, Dufford, and Raycraft Records. Songs recorded: When I Stop Loving You, 1959; I Want To, 1959; Unwanted Stranger, 1954; When the Sun Goes Down, 1954; Have You Seen Suzie, 1960; Alone with You, 1960. Most popular song was When I Stop Loving You. Writer of: When I Stop Loving You, 1959; I Want To, 1959; Have You Seen Suzie, 1959; Alone with You, 1959; How Reckless Can You Be, 1959; Unwanted Stranger. Address: 3224 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Lee, Brenda (Brenda Mae Tarpley), b. 12/11/44, Atlanta, Ga. Attends Maple Junior High Schl., Nashville, Tenn. First singing experience: Conyers, Ga., 1949. Entertain­ment experience: WRDW, Augusta, Ga.; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV; Steve Allen Show, NBC-TV; Perry Como Show, NBC-TV; European Tour; South American Tour; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Term.; English TV film series. Records for Decca Records. Album: Grand­ma, What Great Songs You Sang. Songs recorded: Bill

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