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Kingston Trio, Large, 1958; Here We Go Again, 1959. Songs recorded: Tom Dooley; A Worried Man; Sally; Ruby Red; Raspberries, Strawberries; etc. Trio has rewritten and arranged; Bay of Mexico; Banua; Tom Dooley; Santy Anno; Scotch and Soda; Goplas; Little Maggie; Gue, Gue; Dorie; Shady Grove; When the Saints Come Marching In; All My Sorrows; Blow Ye Winds; Corey, Corey; I Bawled; Getaway John; Haul Away; Goober Peas; A Worried Man. Most popular song recorded was Tom Dooley. Business enterprise: Kingston Trio, Inc., San Francisco, Calif. Awards and honors: Grammy Award NARAS (folk singing), 1958 and 59; Billboard, most promising group by D. J.'s, 1958; Cash Box, most promising vocal group, 1959; Play­boy Allstar Jazz Poll, 1959. Address: Frank Werber Agency, 916 Kearny Street, San Francisco, Calif.
Kirk, Eddie, b. 3/21/19, Greeley, Colo.; w. Barby; d. Diane. Worked in ship yard. 2 years of college. On KXLA Hometown Jamboree, Pasadena, Calif. Members of his band include: Karen O'Hara; Billy Hill; Jimmy Pruett; Sam Leichter; Joe Cozzo; Dick Hamilton. Recorded for Capitol and RCA Records. Songs recorded: I'm Just a Gadabout; Stop Your Gambling; There's a Blue Sky; The Gods Were Angry with Me. Writer of Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women. Address: San Fer­nando Valley, California.
LaDell Sisters: Helen Chance; Inez Haynes; Delores Den­ning; and Katha Copas Hughes. Originally the LaCroix Sisters and sang with Roy Acuff, etc. Entertainment experience: WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn.; Eddy Arnold Show; Arthur Godfrey Show, CBS-TV; Toured U.S.A.; WNOX Tenn. Barn Dance, Knoxville, Term., 1958. Recorded One Time Too Many on Mercury Records. Movie: Country Music Holiday, Paramount. Address: WSM Radio, Nashville, Tennessee.
Lair, John Lee, b. 7/1/94, Livingston, Ky.; w. Virginia Fran­cis Crawford; d. Ann Crawford, 33; Virginia Lee, 29; Nancy Carolyn, 22; Barbara Burks, 19. Attended Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon, Ky., -1914; Art In­stitute, Battle Creek, Mich., 1916-7. Previous work: newspaper, insurance, and schl. teaching. Entertain-