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Bill Peer
and the Melody Boys

Bill Peer and the Melody Boys, a western swing band, were being heard over radio station WEPM out of Martinsburg, West Virginia back in 1952. Their show was on at 1:00pm each Monday through Friday back then.

This popular act played in some famous venues back then, including Turner's Arena in Washington, DC, the SS Mt. Vernon Showboat. And in 1952, were appearing regularly at the Loyal Order of Moose in Brunswick, MD.

The act shared the stage with such stars as Clyde Moody, Tex Ritter, Homer and Jethro, Billy Strickland, Don Kidwell, Ernest Tubb, Billy Byrd and Minnie Pearl.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group Members:

  • Bill Peer, guitar
  • Neal Madigan, guitar
  • Jimmy Brandt, trumpet
  • Bobby Carper, solovox and sttel guitar
  • Jr. Poole, violin

Credits & Sources

  • Cowboy Songs No. 22; September 1952; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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