Sunday, March 26, 2006

RIP

Buck Owens died of an apparent heart attack yesterday in his Bakersfield, CA home. I liked him on Hee Haw, even if the show did appeal to the wrong demographics in the early '70s, and enjoy listening to his music know. Owens and his band, the Buckaroos, put a lot of rock in country music. You can hear a little Buck Owens in Lynard Skynard and the Allman Brothers, especially the Dickie Betts tunes. Many may not think of California as a breeding ground for country music legends like Owens and Merle Haggard. However, I've at least stopped on the outskirts of Bakersfield just off I-5, (had my only unpleasant Indian dining experience there), and it's country. Love that red, white and blue guitar. The Fender Telecaster looks good too.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Brent said...

I watched a couple of episodes of Hee Haw I have on DVD in memory. Buck Owens was the man. What a great show. If they could remake a good family show like that today, it would eclipse the ratings for American Idol.

3/27/2006  
Blogger Glenn said...

The music on Hee Haw was always awesome. I remember hearing Merle Haggard for the first time on the show. It had to be about '69 or '70.

3/27/2006  
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