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Curley Gold
and his Texas Tune Twisters
KTRB Modesto, CA
KVOA Tucson, AZ
KWJJ Portland, OR

Curley Gold was known as the "King of the Western Drummers" and he and his western swing band were appearing all over the state of California back around 1954 or so. Curley and his band were quite busy with their personal appearances it was said - they appeared at "...the leading hotels, ballrooms, theateres, radio and television programs along with entertaining the verterans and service men in the various Army, Navy, Marine and Veterans Hospitals."

Curley Gold and his Texas Tune Twisters made appearances on radio stations such as KWJJ out of Portland, Oregon; KTRB out of Modesto, California; KVOA out of Tucson, Arizona. And they did a variety of television shows out of San Francisco, too. In 1952 and 1953, they appeared on the March of Dimes TV Benefit that aired over KRON out of San Francisco. They also did the Cerebral Palsy Benefit telecast in 1952 and 1953.

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 32; June 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT.

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