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Show, NBC-TV, 1959; Dick Clark Show, ABC-TV, 1959; George Hamilton IV Show, ABC-TV, 1959; WSM Grand Ole Opry, 1959—; Jubilee, U. S. A., 1959. Songs re­corded on ABC-Paramount Records: Rose and A Baby Ruth, 1956; Only One Love, 1957; Why Don't They Understand, 1957; Now and for Always, 1958; I Know Where I'm Goin', 1958; Gee, 1959; Why I'm Walkin\ 1960. Rose and A Baby Ruth most popular song. Writer of: If You Don't Know, 1956; I've Got a Secret, 1956; Sam, 1956; Everybody's Baby, 1957. Business enter­prises: Arlington Music Co., Washington, D. C; and George Hamilton IV, Inc., Washington, D. C. Address: WSM Radio, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tennessee.
Harper, Red "Mr. Texas." b. Nocona, Texas. Obtained B.A. Degree, Univ. of Okla. Was newspaper reporter and played in dance orchestra. Plays guitar. Star of Red Harper's Hollywood Roundup. Recorded What Would I Do Without Jesus, and Matthew, Mark, and Luke—Capitol Records. Writer of: Each Step of the Way; Lord Keep Your Hand on Me; My Heart Would Sing of Jesus. Movies: Mr. Texas and Oil-Town, U.S.A. Address: 1845 North Curson, Hollywood, California.
Harrell, Crockett Kelly, b. 9/13/89, Drapers Valley, Va.; married; s. E. K., Roanoke, Va. Members of his groups included: Rosey Rorer; Raymond D. Hundley; Alfred Stigal. RCA Victor Records included: Butcher Boy; I Wish I Was Single Again; New River Train; Rovin' Gambler; Charles Giteau; She Kept Kissing On; Bright Sherman Valley; I Want a Nice Little Fellow. Writer of: Away Out on the Mountain; The Story of the Mighty Mississippi. Died of heart attack, 7/9/42. Buried, Mar­tinsville, Va.
Harris, Homer William "The Seven Foot Cowboy." b. 5/18/ 09, Newport, Tenn.; w. Edna Charline Marlow; d. Bar­bara Jean, 10; Judy Lee, 8; Janett Lynn, 5. Attended Cocke Co. High Sch., Newport, Tenn., 1925-6; Draughon Business College, Knoxville, Tenn., 1926-7. Previous work: farmer, taxi driver, hotel waiter, and store clerk. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: WBIX, Musko­gee, Okla., 1937; Smoke Tree Dude Ranch, Palms Spring, Calif., 1939-40; Casa Diablo, Bishop, Calif., 1940-41;