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Ramblin' Rhodes: 'Elvis Lives' reminds of singer's 1956 concerts at Bell

...Augusta resident and future rock and roll and country music superstar Brenda Lee. She had been discovered by Opry star Red Foley the previous month at Bell Auditorium and just had been signed to Decca Records. Her parents celebrated her good fortune...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-03-20/ramblin-rhodes-elvis-
Ramblin' Rhodes: The Grascals bookend bluegrass dates in Newberry, Augusta

...business career took off when she was discovered in February of 1956 at Augusta's Bell Auditorium by country superstar Red Foley, father-in-law of pop music star Pat Boone.Lee was signed to Decca (later MCA) Records and proceeded to sell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2013-10-08/ramblin-rhodes-grasca
Brenda Lee still is coming on strong

...show. Order at newberryoperahouse.com or call (803) 276-6264. Ms. Lee was discovered by Grand Ole Opry star Red Foley at Augusta's Bell Auditorium in 1956 when she was performing regularly on WRDW-TV's Peach Blossom Special broadcast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/04/02/rho_516637.shtml
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Augusta has had deep pool of country talent

...Augusta would have to be Brenda Lee, who was Brenda Mae Tarpley when she was discovered in 1956 by Grand Ole Opry star Red Foley at Bell Auditorium. Miss Lee was a regular on Peach Blossom Special on WRDW-TV and frequently performed with local...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/07/07/app_291712.shtml
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Brenda Lee

...performing for the queen of England. She was discovered in Augusta's Bell Auditorium in 1956 by country music legend Red Foley. She became one of the best-selling female artists of all time in any field of music with more than 90 million copies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/01/op_277094.shtml
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Young star took first steps in rise to fame in Augusta

...show. Another CMA Hall of Famer, Red Foley, discovered then-11-year-old...at Bell Auditorium the night that Red Foley came to town and discovered Brenda...who came to Augusta that night with Red Foley, and so I went to see Bobby rather...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/09/19/ent_214866.shtml
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Backup band records its first bluegrass-gospel CD

...years ago with his first recording success coming that same year when he and the three other Jordanaires sang backup on Red Foley's 1950 hit Just a Closer Walk (With Thee). The group is best known for its backup work with Elvis Presley, harmonizing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/26/rho_454292.shtml
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Musician Abernathy's friends have strong ties to Augusta

...perform Saturday on the Bell Auditorium stage where Lee, a former Augustan, was discovered in 1956 by Grand Ole Opry star Red Foley.Abernathy and his longtime companion, Jane Hooper, have lived across the street from Lee and her husband, Ronnie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2010-05-05/musician-abernathys-f
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Musician hit bottom before gospel music lifted him up

...when she was 5 years old. It was the Masterworkers quartet who sang back-up for Lee when she auditioned in Augusta for Red Foley, who launched her performing career.Ron had designs on singing professionally. In the mid-1960s, downtown Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2011-09-09/musician-hit-bottom-gosp
Ramblin' Rhodes: Rock hall of fame finally honors former Augustan

...Nashville, Tenn. Miss Lee was 11 and living on Lionel Street off Gordon Highway when she was discovered by country star Red Foley (Pat Boone's father-in-law) in March 1956 in Bell Auditorium. He put her on his nationally-televised Ozark...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/15/app_338704.shtml
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