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American Investors' Corp.; etc. Awards and honors: No. 1 Folk Singer, Farm and Ranch Mag., 1952, 53. No. 1 Singer, Juke Box Operators, 1953; Billboard Award, Outstanding Achievement in Country and Western Mu­sic, 1954. Address: Curtiswood Lane, Nashville, Ten­nessee.
Prairie Ramblers: Chick Hurt; Ken Houchins; Salty Holmes; Tex Atchinson; Jack Taylor. Formerly on WLS Na­tional Barn Dance, Chicago, 111. Toured U.S.A., along with Patsy Montana. Bluebird Records include: Tex's Dance; Blue River; Go Easy Blues; De Blues; Shady Grove My Darling; Gonna Have a Feast Here Tonight; Next Year; Rollin' On; Oh, Baby, Blues; It Makes No Never Mind. Addresses: Chick Hurt, WLS Radio, Chi­cago, Illinois; Ken Houchins, WLS; Salty Holmes, WLW-TV, Cincinnati, Ohio; Tex Atchinson, Box 1901, Los Angeles, California; Jack Taylor, WLS.
Presley, Elvis Aron, b. 1/8/35, East Tupelo, Miss. Attended Elem. Sch., Tupelo, Miss.; and L. C. Hume High Sch., Memphis, Tenn., 1948-53. Former work: Movie usher; Marl Metal Products Co.; tool factory; Truck driver. Plays guitar and first sang at Overton Park, Memphis, Tenn., Aug., 1954. Entertainment experience: WHBQ, Memphis, Tenn.; KWKH La. Hayride, Shreveport, La., 1954; WHEM, Memphis, Tenn.; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; Dorsey Brothers' Stage Show, CBS-TV; Milton Berle Show, NBC-TV; Ed Sullivan Show, CBS-TV, 3 times; Steve Allen Show, NBC-TV; In Army, U.S. and Europe, 1958-60; Frank Sinatra Show, ABC-TV, 1960. Members of his band are: Scotty Moore, bass; Bill Black, electric guitar; and J. D. Fontana, drummer. Sun and RCA Records. Songs recorded: That's All Right, 1954; Blue Moon of Ky., 1954; I Forgot to Remember to Forget, 1955; Mystery Train; Heartbreak Hotel, 1956; I Was the One; I Want You, I Need You, I Love You; Hound Dog; Blue Suede Shoes; Don't Be Cruel; Stuck on You; I Got a Woman; I'm Counting on You; I Love You Because; Trying to Get You; My Baby Left Me; I Was the One; I'll Never Let You Go; I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry; Shake, Rattle and Roll; A Big Hunk of You; Good Rockin' Tonight; I Don't Care If the

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