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Blue Steel Boys
WHYU Newport News, VA

About The Group

The Blue Steel Boys were a troup of six entertainers brought together by Dave Bingham and Hudge Woodlard. Also featured with the group was an 1l-year old singer at the time, Gary Church. A 1954 article tells us of the boys in the band, but little else. At that time, they had their own show every Saturday from 4:30pm to 5:00pm over radio station WHYU out of Newport News, VA.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group Members included:

  • Dave Bingaham, five-string banjo
  • Hudge Woodlard
  • Joe Owens, fiddle
  • Wayne Parker, steel guitar
  • Garnet Conrad, bass
  • Little Willie, vocals
  • Gary Church, (11 years old in 1954), vocals

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 34; September 1954; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT

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