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1937-; Monogram, 20, 1938-; Columbia, 8, 1946-; Univer­sal, 11, 1948-; PRC, 8, Others, 5; total of 68. Business enterprises: Tex Ritter Music, ASCAP, Hollywood, Calif.; Vidor Publications, BMI, Hollywood, Calif. Ad­dress: 5927 Sunset, Hollywood, California.
Rivers, Jerry M., b. 8/25/28, Miami, Fla.; w. June Evelyn Fugua; d. Patricia Gayle, 5; s. Jerry, Jr., 3. Schools at­tended: Tarbox Elem., Nashville, Tenn., 1934-41; West End High Sch., Nashville, 1942-4; Hume Fogg Tech. High Sch., 1944-6; Worked in electronics and appliances. Plays fiddle. Entertainment experiences: WGNS, Murfrees-boro, Tenn., 1945; WLAC, Nashville, Tenn., 1946-9; Jimmy and Leon Short, Houston, Texas, 1949; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., with Hank Williams and Drifting Cowboys, 1949-53; WSM, Ray Price Chero­kee Cowboys, 1953-5; WSM, Square Dance Bands, 1955-60. Business enterprises: Service Manager, Temco, Inc., Nashville, Tenn. Award: Best instrumental group, Drifting Cowboys, 1952. Address: 107 Riviera Drive, Hendersonville, Tennessee.
Robbins, Marty, b. 9/26/25, near Glendale, Ariz.; w. Mari-zona; s. Ronnie, 7. Attended Peoria Elem. Sch., Peoria, Ariz.; and Glendale High Sch., Phoenix, Ariz. Was truck driver, did construction work; and worked in well drilling. Plays guitar. Entertainment experience: KTYL, Mesa, Ariz., 1948; KPHO-TV, Phoenix, Ariz.; WSM Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Tenn., 1953—; Ed Sul­livan Show, CBS-TV, 1958; Jubilee, U.S.A., ABC-TV. Columbia Records. Albums: Gunfighter Ballads; Marty's Greatest Hits; Marty; The Song of Robbins; Song of the Islands; etc. Songs recorded: The Story of My Life; White Sport Coat; Knee Deep in the Blues; Please Don't Blame Me; Singin' the Blues; Stairway of Love; Just Married; El Paso; Shackles and Chains; Ain't I the Lucky One; Big Iron; Saddle Tramp; The Last Time I Saw My Heart; Long Tall Sally; The Hanging Tree; Aloha Oe; Blessed Jesus; Call Me Up; Castle in the Sky; Crying 'Cause I Love You; Daddy Loves You; Don't Let Me Hang Around; Don't Make Me Ashamed; God Understands; Gossip; Half-Way Chance with You; Have Thy Own Way, Lord; I Couldn't Keep from Cry-