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.