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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
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: Some of the greatest country lines weren't sung

...what I've had, and that's a mighty good life." BRENDA LEE (Upon being discovered at age 11 by country music star Red Foley in Augusta's Bell Auditorium): "They did let me (sing on his show), and when I came out and sang Jambalaya, my...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2012-07-31/ramblin-rhodes-some-g
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
Dreaming of a better Coliseum Authority

...reference to last week's query about the architects of rock 'n' roll, here are some of the submissions I received: Red Foley, Bill Haley and the Comets (that one came up a couple of times), Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley (of course), Johnny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/13/uhl_461977.shtml
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Spunky sounds a must-have for summertime fun

...a grudge against a band with the taste to cover classics such as Billy Hughes' Tennessee Saturday Night, (a hit for Red Foley), and Shel Silverstein's Marie Laveux. And there's always a need for music that eases digestion and doesn't interfere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/06/mus_377699.shtml
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Ramblin Rhodes: Season promises to be special

...first gospel performance singing with WJBF-TV's Master Worker's Quartet; being discovered by Grand Ole Opry star Red Foley on Feb. 23, 1956, at Bell Auditorium; and getting her stage name from Sammy Barton, producer of WRDW-TV's Peach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/06/app_362557.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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Famous Augustans

...she didn't get any cash but they gave her all the ice cream she could eat. She was discovered at Bell Auditorium by Red Foley, who had her appear on his Ozark Jubilee TV show. In her first year she earned $500,000. She's sold more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/07/met_210974.shtml
Metro | North Augusta High School | Augusta State University | Lucy C. Laney High School | Paine College
Ramblin' Rhodes - few entertainers like Little Richard

...Nashville Network. It's an excellent profile on the rock star who has sold more than 80 million records. Miss Lee, as most of y'all know, was living in Augusta when she was discovered by Grand Ole Opry star Red Foley at Bell Auditorium.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/10/ent_202351.shtml
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