In 1958, we found the then 23-year old Steel guitar player being
written about in a magazine. They wrote he had been 'steeling' the
show since 1947. He got his start in radio in 1949.
Upon graduation from high school, he joined Dean Armstrong's group,
playing the guitar and also handling vocal chores.
In 1954, he formed his own group and they were regulars at the Tucson
Gardens while also doing radio and television shows.
In 1958, he was appearing regularly with his group at the Open Door
six nights a week. They said he also appeared in the morning / am hours
at "El Casino".
Credits & Sources
- Country Song Roundup No. 54; February 1958;
American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT