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The Texas Tornadoes

About the Group

About The Group

Back in 1955, you could catch the Texas Tornadoes over channel 15, WICA-TV in Ashtabula, Ohio. Their show was on Sunday evenings. They started their stint with WICA in about 1954.

The group's program was said to consist of western tunes and comedy.

The band included a husband-wife team of Dave and Irene Stowe, who also were the leaders of the group.

Timeline & Trivia Notes

Group Members

  • Charley Stafford, trumpet
  • Irene Stowe, accordion
  • Chuck Meade, drums and comdey
  • Dave Stowe, guitar
  • Lee Fuller, rhythm guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup; No. 41; November 1955; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT