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Artist Lists

Come on in folks. Sit yourself down a spell and get ready for some fun. You're going to go browsing through our database of artists and groups. You'll get to see what shows they were a part of, the career honors they've received, the recordings they've made (where we can find the information) as well as some tidbits about them. And if that isn't enough, occasionally we'll find other websites who can give you a whole lot more than we can hear, especially the fan clubs and fans who've dedicated a few pages to the artist and/or group or a whole site to them.

Click on a letter at the top of the page. The next thing you will see is a list of artists whose last name begins with that letter. From there, just click on a name you're interested in reading about.

We're constantly adding information as we find it. We don't expect this site will ever be called 'complete'. Call it a hobby. Call it a scavenger hunt. But more than anything, its fun and we hope you enjoy your stay here.

Birthdays on this date
 Guy Massey October 2, 1898 
  Arkie October 2, 1910 
 Arkie Benedict October 2, 1910 
 Bill Dart October 2, 1915 
 Elmo (Geezer) Girsback October 2, 1915 
 Chubby Wise October 2, 1915 
 Rem Wall October 2, 1918 
 Leon Rausch October 2, 1927 

Deaths on this Date
 Roy Starkey October 2, 1965 
  Hank the Cowhand October 2, 1966 
 Andy Parker October 2, 1977 
 Jerry Jericho October 2, 1993 
 Gene Autry October 2, 1998 
 Howard Saalman October 2, 2018 
Appearances on this Date
October 2, 1935
Lebanon, TN
Princess Theatre
WLS National Barn Dance

Sterling (Buster) Simonds

Polly Jenkins and her Musical Plowboys

Tom Corwine

Barn Dance Band (WLS)

October 2, 1935
Mount Vernon, IL
Fox-Plaza Theatre
WLS On Parade

Play Party Girls

Cousin Chester Gunnels

Billy Woods

Cumberland Ridge Runners

October 2, 1936
Scottsville, MI
Fall Festival
WLS Artists

Four Hired Hands

Bill McCluskey

October 2, 1953
Glace Bay, NS

Grandpa Jones

October 2, 1955
Lawton, OK

Hank Thompson and His Brazos Valley Boys

October 2, 1955
Sierra Creek Park, CA
Sierra Creek Park
Town Hall Ranch Party

Wes and Marilyn Tuttle

Merle Travis

Quincy Snodgrass

Tex Ritter

Mary Jane Johnson

Freddie Hart

Lefty Frizzell

Sandy and Alvadean Coker

Bobby Charles

Les (Carrot Top) Anderson

Johnny Bond


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