Dave Brackman started his life in Campbellsville, Kentucky. His boyhood
was much like that of any young country boy back then. He didn't really
take to music until he was in the military service and happened to hear
Ernest Tubb. That led to Dave getting aspirations of becoming a hillbilly
singer himself. But first, Dave completed his Army stint, which lasted
After the Army, he became a disc jockey and worked at such stations as:
- WIELElizabethtown, Kentucky
- WTCOCampbellsville, Kentucky
- WLRPNew Albany, Indiana
- WINNLouisville, Kentucky
By 1955, he was at WINN in Louisville where he also played each night
at the "Fabulous Club" in Louisville with his band, The Twilight Ramblers".
An article mentions that the band had four members, but no mention of
their names or what they played is given.
In 1955, they wrote he was married to Martha Kay Radcliffe who was from
Hardensburg, Indiana; they had two kids, Richard Allen and Shiela Ann.
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 37; March 1955;
American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT