We're having a little Buck Owens day here.
il sogno said:One of the pioneers of Country Rock. And a grittier, more intense performer than his Hee Haw days might have indicated.
Yep. Buck was one of the earliest major proponents of the Telecaster for country music. He was SO the real deal, and I grew up listening to him at my Grandmother's house.il sogno said:I read a book a couple of years ago on the history of the Fender guitar.
In the 40's and early 50' the Fender company was making radios and Leo Fender was trying to figure out a way to make an electric guitar. He was making pedal steel guitars for Hawaiian music and developed the solid body electric guitar to service dance band guitarists as well as Bakersfield C&W music players. Fender made a guitar (the current Telecaster) to bridge the two styles.
Buck Owens was one of the musicians who's feedback (no pun intended) helped Leo Fender to develop the instrument in to what it is today.
jtolleson said:Yeah, that's a fact that gets buried. I never knew it growing up... only knowing that red, white, and blue guitar and the Hee Haw shtick which my grandfather loved and I couldn't stand.
It wasn't until Dwight Yoakam's hey-day when someone educated me about the "Bakersfield sound" and the influence of Buck Owens did I realize that the man actual made some cool music.
ahhh memories of my late grandmother--watching Hee Haw, Lawrence Welk and General Hospital.bigrider said:I used to like you until you insulted Hee Haw. Next thing you are going to be saying is that Dukes of Hazard was shallow and unrealistic.
Bocephus Jones II said:ahhh memories of my late grandmother--watching Hee Haw, Lawrence Welk and General Hospital.
bigrider said:I used to like you until you insulted Hee Haw. Next thing you are going to be saying is that Dukes of Hazard was shallow and unrealistic.
jtolleson said:Yeah, well. BoJo picked on General Hospital, and back about 20 years ago them woulda been fightin' words. Anyone around my age would've been glued to the TV for Luke and Laura's wedding back in the day.
As for Hee Haw and the Dukes of Hazzard...
Maybe I just didn't appreciate the "finer things" back then.
Buck's ex wife Bonnie Owens died yesterday due to complications from Alzheimers. She had also been married to Merle Haggard.real stonie said:Has anyone found a means of coping with this tragedy yet?