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Thread #72527 Message #1250389
Posted By: Once Famous
18-Aug-04 - 11:04 AM
Thread Name: Hank Snow Festival
Subject: RE: Hank snow Festival
Hank Snow was also one of my heroes. Unfortunately I saw him in one of his last Opry performances, a shadow of the great that he was who could not remember words and kept dropping his pick. Very sad. but I did get to see him much earlier in his career. A great lyrical phraser, very under-rated flat-picker, and one who chose fine songs to sing. Interestingly, Hank Snow and Elvis were both managed simultaneously by Col. Tom Parker and often toured together in the mid-1950s.