Back in the
early sixties my old pal, Pat Tallman, introduced me to a clean-cut young
recording artist who was peddling his latest (maybe even his first) record.
brimming with his youthful exuberance, was convinced that the shy, young singer
was a budding superstar. My reaction to
the record was tepid as best. Undeterred,
Pat, as KTSA Music Director, placed the record on the “Must Play List.”
after our encounter, that young hat-in-hand recording artist managed to eke out
a subsistence of sorts in the music business.
The subsistence might have been barely at first. However, since my sincere, but egregiously
inept critique, he actually went to on to sell a gazillion records and make a
name for himself.
have heard of him.
Yes! That Willie Nelson!
spite of my early misgivings, I have become a hard core fan of this once
clean-cut but now scruffy looking mega-star.
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