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Who Homer 'Bill' Callahan
When September 13, 2002
Where Dallas, TX
What Homer Callahan dies at 90
 

(Excerpt from Dallas-Morning News article mentioned above)

Singer helped create 'Big D Jamboree'

09/13/2002

By MARIO TARRADELL / The Dallas Morning News

Homer Callahan half of the Callahan Brothers, who launched Dallas' country variety show the Big D Jamboree in the 1940s died Thursday of congestive heart failure. He was 90.

Mr. Callahan, a North Carolina native, died in Dallas, where he lived part of the year with his son, Buddy Callahan.

With brother Walter, using the stage names Bill and Joe Callahan, he founded the Big D Jamboree after the pair moved to Dallas to perform on KRLD. Initially titled Texas Jamboree, it was renamed and broadcast from the old Sportatorium on Industrial Boulevard. The popular show drew thousands every Saturday night and featured top artists such as Roy Acuff, Ernest Tubb and a young Elvis Presley.


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