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dest Day, 1959; A Lotta Lotta Woman, 1959; Lonely Road, 1959. Most popular song was Wild Honey. Writer of: You'll Regret, 1954; Keep Right on Talking, 1954; I Lost Her, 1957. Movies: Hidden Guns, Republic, 1956; Raiders of Old Calif., Republic, 1957; Buffalo Guns, Re­public, 1958. Award: Member of All-Star Band, Coun­try and Western Jamboree, 1956 and 1957. Address: Johnny Cash Enterprises, 15455 Venture Blvd., Sherman Oaks, California.
Thompson, Henry William "Hank." b. 9/3/25, Waco, Texas; w. Dorothy Jean Ray. Attended Waco High Schl., Waco, Texas; Princeton Univ., Princeton, N. J.; Southern Meth­odist Univ., Dallas, Texas; and Univ. of Texas, Austin, Texas. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WACO, Waco, Texas; KWTX, Waco; WACO; KRLD, Dallas, Texas; Radio and TV, Okla. City, Okla.; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV. Capitol Records, 1947—. Albums: Songs of the Brazos Valley; Most of All; North of the Rio Grande; Songs for Rounders; Favorite Waltzes; Dance Ranch; Hank; Hank Thompson's All-Time Hits. Songs recorded: The Wild Side of Life; Simple Simon; Yesterday's Girl; Rub-A-Dub-Dub; Humpty Dumpty Heart; Most of All; The Blackboard of My Heart; Wake Up, Irene; Squaws Along the Yukon; Waiting in the Lobby of Your Heart; Rockin' in the Congo; Lil Liza Jane; How Do You Hold a Mem­ory; Gathering Flowers; I've Run Out of Tomorrows; You're Going Back to Your Old Ways Again; Hang Your Head in Shame; Someone Can Steal You from Me; You'll Be the One; Don't Be That Way; I Don't Want to Know; The Gypsy; String of Pearls; Don't Look Now; Ole Napoleon; Across the Alley from the Alamo; Don't Get Around Much Anymore; etc. Writer of: She's Just a Whole Lot Like You; A Lonely Heart Knows; Swing Wide Your Gate of Love; Whoa, Sailor; etc. Co-writer of: There My Future Goes; Honky Tonk Girl. Called "Hank the Hired Hand." Address: 3121 Northwest 67th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Travis, Merle, b. 11/29/17, Rosewood, Ky.; w. Judy Hayden; d. Pat, 21. Former coal miner. Plays guitar. Enter­tainment experience: Renfro Valley Barn Dance, Renfro

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