A. Blink and his Western Spotlighters were providing country entertainment
for the folks in the Canton, Ohio area back in 1956. Their personal appearances
took them to the common venues of the era, night spots, theatres, taverns
and occasional television guest spots.
As one might suspect, A. Blink was not the real name of the leader of this
group - he was Charles Secrest, who changed it to something simpler to spell.
The group were recording for the Canton Records company back then and had
recorded six tunes (however, no information was provided on the tunes or whether
they were released).
Timeline & Trivia Notes
- A. Blink (Charles Secrest), rhythm guitar
- Freddy Calhoun, steel guitar
- Rusty Stanley, lead guitar
- Dave Linn, bass
Credits & Sources
- Cowboy Songs; No. 48; October 1956; American Folk
Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT