Alexander, Lynn 2010-10-05

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Interviewee Name: Lynn Alexander

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Date: October 05, 2010


Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 00:42:30


Grew Up, Carlsbad, NM, New Mexico State University, Mass Comm., College, Worked at an FM radio station, Carlsbad, NM, KTXT TV- Fundraising- 15 yrs, Music, Age 11, Mandolin, Self taught Harmonica, Guitar- age 14, Silver tone guitar, Family Band, Old time country, Hill Billy, Moved out of town, Trio, Man and wife, 14-15 years old, 1965, The Lancers, Country, Played for private parties, Leisure suits, High school, Graduated in 1968, High School, Choir, College, 70’s Rock, Marriage, 24 years old, Sang by himself, Learned how to play rhythm guitar, Nashville, Goal to get there, Parents dissolved music ambition, Lubbock, 1984, State Farm Agent, Sunny Grant, Abernathy, He just wanted to play, Drummer and himself, 8 second rye band, Sunny Grant, Died of diabetes, Taught Wayland to play guitar, Wayland went on tour with Buddy Holly, The double nickel band, His band, Drummer- Billy Don, Backup singer- Jackie (Billy Don’s wife), Bass player- Joe Cline, Fiddle- Billy McLaren, Steel guitar- Taylor Young, Lead Guitar- Bobby Taft, Lead Singer- Mary Beth Ashburn, Pianist- Marty Gilbert, Fiddle- Tanner Evans, Venue, Not so many bars, Sam’s Club, Olton, Goes on the road some, Reunions, Dances, Older crowd, Traditional country, Rodeo, Photographed, Old Friends, Bill Plummly, Died in a car crash, Future, Just stay around town, Continue playing music, Record, Learned how to put a CD together, Wrote a song on his CD, University Civic Corral, Texas Tech, Sang all sorts of styles, Russian, Italian, etc, Home, His dad would listen to his music, Breakfast with the radio, Hank Williams, Hank Lockland, Parents, Dad- mines, Carpenter, Sales Man, Mom- Home maker, Grandfather-Preacher, All from Texas, Regret, Not pursuing his dream, Nashville, TN

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