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Dick Curless' birth day

kendall 17 Mar 13 - 07:06 AM
GUEST,gabe 17 Mar 13 - 10:42 AM
GUEST,bankley 17 Mar 13 - 11:49 AM
GUEST,gabe 18 Mar 13 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,bankley 18 Mar 13 - 05:14 PM
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Subject: Dick Curless' birth day
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 07:06 AM

On this day in 1932, Maine's own Dick Curless, (A tombstone every mile) was born in northern Maine. He was 18 when I first met him. Man, what a voice! Real nice guy too. We did a show at the Boothbay railway museum back in about 1982 and some rat bastard ran off with the till. We never did get paid.


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Subject: RE: Dick Curless' birth day
From: GUEST,gabe
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 10:42 AM

Interesting you should mention this fellow's name. We used to watch to his tv show way back in the mid fifties. It was being broadcast from Burlington Vermont I believe. We were in Chambly (south of Montreal). I was just learning guitar and country music at the time. He did indeed have a terrific voice and made me work even harder learning the trade.
gabe


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Subject: RE: Dick Curless' birth day
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 17 Mar 13 - 11:49 AM

The Baron was one of the most impressive singers that I ever heard.
He had an incredible range. I became acquainted with his music thru my cousin Doogie Trineer, guitar-man, who had worked with Dick in Maine in the 50's, around the time of 'Duke and the Swingbillies'


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Subject: RE: Dick Curless' birth day
From: GUEST,gabe
Date: 18 Mar 13 - 01:50 PM

I remember well when Doogie Trineer was playing in and around Montreal. He played with Ronnie Prophet for awhile as I recall. Always remember that big White Falcon Gretsch that he played so well. He was one of the great players from the 50's and 60's that made Montreal their base. Others I recall would be Ronnie Prophet, fiddler Paul Menard, Ruthie and Bernie McLean, Scottie Stevenson and others whose names elude me at this time.


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Subject: RE: Dick Curless' birth day
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 18 Mar 13 - 05:14 PM

Doogie lives near St. Jerome, has a studio there. Ronnie is still based in Nashville and still loves the road. They're both from Calumet, Quebec , where men are men and sheep are nervous ! I was raised there as well (oh oh !) and was inspired to get into thumbpicking by watching Doogie up close when I was a kid, and he used to come around to visit family. Still has a White Falcon and umpteen other guitars, and can still play the hell outta them.


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