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Augusta bluegrass musician, mentor, Ed Hurt, remembered

...military in Hawaii sent him a Hawaiian ukulele.His father, seeing his son's serious musical interest, got him a Gene Autry guitar. That led him also to becoming focused on his primary life instruments the guitar and fiddle.Hurt loved playing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/augusta-bluegrass-musician-me
Former Phillies and Angels manager, All-Star and Braves executive Jim Fregosi dies at 71

...with the Angels.The Angels, who retired Fregosi's number in 1988, said he was a personal favorite of former owner Gene Autry."Jim's induction into the Angels Hall of Fame and the retiring of his uniform No. 11 were among the prouder moments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-02-14/former-phillies-and-ange
Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Here Comes Santa Claus' has Georgia connections

...including blues legend Bessie Smith and gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.In 1930, Satherley produced the first big hit of Gene Autry's called That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine, and it was Satherley who convinced Herbert Yates, the president of Republic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-12-18/ramblin-rhodes-here-c
Ramblin' Rhodes: Head straight to library, ?'Straight Arrow' radio fans

...Western TV shows of the 1950s and 1960s evolved from being dramatic radio programs, including Gunsmoke, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger, Sky King, Hopalong Cassidy and Death Valley Days.Unfortunately, another Western radio program...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-12-11/ramblin-rhodes-head-s
Roy Rogers sang Christmas songs too

...Christmas Songs, and the distinguished Clyde Lester, horticulturus emeritus for much of our region, quickly voted for Gene Autry's Frosty the Snowman.As most of you know, Clyde is not only an expert on plants but also an expert on singing cowboys...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-12-09/kirby-roy-rogers-sang-christm
'108 Rock Star Guitars' reveals battle-ax beauty

...movie-cowboy Roy Rogers' horse, bears dozens of autographs, including Leon Russell, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Gene Autry, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Trigger's top is worn clear through; Nelson chooses to leave it that way."The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-12-07/108-rock-star-guitars-reveals-battl
AMPED Music Contest finalists set to take the stage

...her husband was at the top of the list.Teston's entry in the AMPED competition is called Gene & Roy and is about Gene Autry and Roy Rogers."In the '60s, the world was in a mess. The president was assassinated; Martin Luther King was assassinated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-09-12/amped-music-contest-f
Christmas time is here -- and gone

...case every room is loaded like this.Images wherever I turn. A partridge in a pear tree. Nat King Cole. Chestnuts. Gene Autry. Rudolph. The Grinch. Scrooge. Frosty. Yes, Virginia. A little drummer boy. Miracles, in the manger and on 34th...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-23/christmas-time-here-and-gone
Gene Barnes

THOMSON, Ga. - Mr. Gene Autry Barnes of Thomson, GA passed away on January 27, 2013 at his residence. He was a native of Lincolnton, GA. His memorial services...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000162739540
Tradition shapes holiday music

...grandmother bought sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s. Those sets don't feature Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra or even Gene Autry's red-nosed classic. They were dense choral pieces and some stiffly sung carols. They were the kind of music people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2010-11-17/tradition-shapes-holi
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