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Meeting Willie Nelson

1976 was the Bicentennial of America and it was a big year for me. A journalism major at Southwest Texas State University (SWT), I won statewide in reporting and columnist writing awards for news, entertainment, fine arts and humor. My confidence was high, but being honored as Investigative Reporter of the Year Award at the…

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America’s Most Loved Comedy Sitcom: ‘I Love Lucy’ in Color

T.R.A.S.H.– “Trivial Revelations of a Sick Human-Being. In journalism school at Texas State University (Southwest Texas State in the late 1970s), my University Star weekly column, T.R.A.S.H., won state and national awards in collegiate competitions. On any given week, it would receive more reader mail than letters to the editor. I’ve always enjoyed trivia and…

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Diehard Fans Will Enjoy New Book of Elvis Presley’s Teenage Fate With Sun Studio

 The recorded voice of Elvis Presley has been has been heard by more people than any other voice in history. More photographs of Elvis have been taken than any other entertainer in history. More articles have been written of Elvis than any entertainer. More books have been written about Elvis than any other entertainer. More…

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How Elvis Became a Guitar Man

Walking into Tupelo Hardware, I wondered how Elvis Presley felt when his mother Gladys took him there for his eleventh birthday, on January 8, 1946. It wasn’t too long after his very first public performance, singing “Old Shep” at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair children’s talent competition the previous October 3rd. Forrest L. Bobo, was working at…

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