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1943. Previous work: construction; General Electric; factory. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: Cov­ered Wagon Inn, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1944; WFIN, Findlay, Ohio; WFTW, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; WKJG, Ft. Wayne; WOWO, Ft. Wayne; WGL, Ft. Wayne; WKJG-TV, Ft. Wayne; WANE, Ft. Wayne; WPTA-TV, Ft. Wayne; Hoosier Hayride, Auburn, Ind.; Buck Lane Ranch Park, Angola, Ind.; Ernest Tubb Record Shop, WSM, Nash­ville, Tenn.; WLS National Barn Dance, Chicago, 111.; Cincinnati, Ohio; etc. Red Bird, Your, London, and Emerald Records. Songs recorded: He's a Cowboy Auc­tioneer; Whispering Pines; My First Love Letter; Just; Tiger Rag; My Gal's a Square Dance Caller; Gonna Settle Down; Only Because I Love You; Tantalizing Polka; You're Really Doin' Something to Me; Swing-aroo Polka; Maumee Valley; A Gingham Dog and Calico Cat; The Crick-hopper Song. Most popular song was He's a Cowboy Auctioneer. Writer of: He's a Cowboy Auctioneer, 1949; My Gal's a Square Dance Caller, 1950; My Sweet Eleanor; and The Crick-hopper Song. Pro­duced and directed Hoosier Hayride, 1957-8. In charge of Hoosier Hayride Enterprises. Elected President of Association of Country Musicians and Entertainers, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 1959-60. Address: WGL Radio, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Terry, Gordon, b. 10/7/31, Decatur, Ala.; w. Virginia Russell; d. Rhonda Gail, 6; Mitzi Dianne, 3. Attended local schools, Decatur, Ala., 1937-47. Plays fiddle and guitar. Entertainment experience: WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nash­ville, Tenn., 1950-8; WSM-TV, 1950-8; KABC-TV, Coun­try America, Los Angeles, Calif., 1958-9; A Day in Court, ABC-TV; The Sky King Series, TV, 1959; American Bandstand, ABC-TV; Town Hall Party, Compton, Calif., 1959—; Foot Hill Club, Long Beach, Calif., 1959—. Co­lumbia, Cadence, and RCA Records. Songs recorded: Hook, Line, and Sinker, 1954; You'll Regret, 1954; Maybe, 1954; Keep Right on Talking, 1954; Orange Blos­som Special, 1956; Black Mt. Rag, 1956; Johnson's Ole Gray Mule, 1956; Service with a Smile, 1956; Wild Honey, 1957; Run Little Joey, 1957; If You Don't Know It, 1958; I Lost Him, 1958; It Ain't Right, 1959; The Sad-
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