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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roger Miller on the Grand Ole Opry, Part One

     Today's selection comes from the record library of WCON in Cornelia, GA, where it was presumably played once, filed away, and forgotten until a few years ago, when I bought it in a stack of 50 or so Opry episodes at the J&J Flea Market in Athens.
     While neither the record nor the track listing sheet are dated, in his introduction, Bill Monroe says that Roger will have a TV show in the Fall, which dates this to somewhere between January and September 1966. I've never found a lot of information about this syndicated version of the Opry, so I welcome any further data from you folks out there in Radioland.
    Next week, we'll be presenting his segment from a return engagement three weeks later. Stay tuned!


phipps11 said...

This is great! Thanks from a longtime Roger fan. -- Jon

phipps11 said...

Me again. I hope that other segment is still on the agenda. -- thanks, Jon

Devlin Thompson said...

Jon: don't worry... March isn't over yet! Stay tuned!