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Thread #151226 Message #3528723
Posted By: voyager
21-Jun-13 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Slim Whitman, June 19, 2013
Subject: RE: Obit: Slim Whitman, June 19, 2013
I confess to surviving a few lonesome holiday seasons listening to the Slim Whitman 'I'll Be Home for Christman' LP. Now we play it every year along with 'Sing Along With Mitch - Christmas Carols' and the John Fahey Xmas recordings.
I also liked this anecdote from the biographies being posted -
Elvis Presley, in his first professional appearance in Memphis in 1954, opened for Mr. Whitman. Mistakenly billed as Ellis, he was paid $50; Mr. Whitman got $500. Mr. Whitman later let Presley borrow his trademark white rhinestone jacket.
Must have been a great jacket!