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Writer of: San Antonio Rose; Lone Star Rag; Texas Two Step; Wills Breakdown; Betty's Waltz; I'll Have Somebody Else, etc. Co-writer of: I Knew the Moment I Lost You; New Faded Love; Faded Love; Bob's Break­down; With Tears in My Eyes; Wait'll You See; My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You; Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima. Address: Liberty Records, 6920 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California.
Wills, Calvin L., b. 2/27/26, Memphis, Texas; w. Lillian Kil-patrick; s. Randy Calvin, 9; d. Cynthia Ann, 6. Schools attended: Memphis High Sch., Memphis, Texas, 1940-1; Colton High Sch., Colton, Calif., 1941-4; GI Music Sch., Dallas, Texas, 1947-8. Entertainment experience: Per­sonal appearances on Gospel programs in Texas and Okla., 1938-41, with Wills Family Quartet, composed of: Bill Wills; Norma Jo Wills, Lou Wills Hildreth; Betty Wills Stephens; and Bobby Wills; West Coast, 1941-44; Dallas-Ft. Worth area, 1944—; KJIM, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1954-6; KKSN, Dallas, Texas, 1958—; WBAP-TV, Ft. Worth, 1957—. Custom, Starday, Sword and Shield, Ed­wards, and Bibletone Records. Album: Singing His Praises, 1959. Songs recorded: He Bought My Soul at Calvary, 1955; Led by the Master's Hand, 1955; If I Didn't Have Jesus by My Side, 1955; Climbing up the Mt., 1955; I Have a Desire, 1956; Then I Met the Master, 1956; He'll Answer You, 1957; I Need the Lord, 1957; He's Got the Whole World; I Am a Pilgrim; One by One, 1958; Devil Can't Harm a Prayin' Man, 1958; How Great Thou Art, 1959; I Know He Heard My Prayer, 1959; etc Co-writer of: If I Didn't Have Jesus by My Side, 1955; I've Got Joy, 1959. Business enterprises: Wills Family Gospel Music Center, Arlington, Texas; S and S Record­ing and Publishing Co., Arlington, Texas. Address: 406 West Main Street, Arlington, Texas.
Wilson, Grace; b. 4/10, Owosso, Mich.; h. Dr. Henry Rich­ards, died, 1922. Attended Eurselene Convent, Toledo, Ohio. Entertainment experience: Vaudeville and road shows, since age 4; WLS National Barn Dance, from the beginning to the end, 1924-60. M and M. Cole Records: Bringing Home the Bacon, 1955; I Wonder When, 1954.
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