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Lou, Bonnie, b. Illinois; married; 1 child. Yodels; plays gui­tar. Entertainment experience: KMBC, Kansas City, Kans.; WLW and WLW-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio. King Records. Album: Bonnie Lou Sings. Songs recorded: Tenn. Wig Walk; Teenage Wedding; Papaya Mama; The Texas Polka; I'm Available; Seven Lonely Days; Wait­ing in Vain; Runnin' Away; Daddy-O; No Rock'n Roll Tonight; Tenn. Mambo; No Heart at All; Dancing in My Socks; Bo-Weevil; Miss the Love; Miss Bobby Sox; etc. Address: WLW-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Louvin Brothers: Ira, b. 4/21/24, Henegar, Ala.; worked in post office; plays mandolin and sings tenor. Charley, b. 7/27/27, Henegar, Ala.; worked in post office; plays guitar and sings lead. Entertainment experience: WDOD, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1946; WVOK, Birmingham, Ala.; WMPS, Memphis, Tenn.; Radio, Danville, Pa., 1950; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1955; WWVA Jamboree, Wheeling, W. Va., 1957-9; WSM, 1959—. Recorded for MGM and Capitol Records. Al­bums: The Tragic Songs of Life; The Louvin Brothers; Country Love Ballads; Nearer My God to Thee; The Family Who Prays; Satan Is Real; My Baby's Gone. Songs recorded: Blue from Now On; While You're Cheatin' on Me; Knoxville Girl; Mary of the Wild Moor; Take the News to Mother; I'll Be All Smiles To­night; The Family Who Prays; My Baby's Gone; When I Loved; Lorene; My Baby Came Back; I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby; When I Stop Dreaming; River of Jordan; He Can Be Found; I Wish It Had Been a Dream; My Curley Headed Baby; You're Learning; Nellie Moved to Town; The Stagger; Alabama; Katie Dear; My Brother Will; Let Her Go; God Bless Her; What Is Home Without Love; etc. Writers of: Are You Teasin' Me; Ruby's Song; Unpucker; Weapon of Prayer; Is Zat You Myrtle; Shake a Leg; Come and Knock; The Stag­ger; They Got the Church Outnumbered; You'll Be Re­warded Over There; Robe of White; Insured Beyond the Grave; Alabama; I'll Take the Chance; I'm Just Blue Enough; etc. Won 18 national awards, including Billboard award for favorite small vocal group, 1959. Address: WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee.
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