Castleman, Boomer 2010-03-19

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Interviewee Name: Boomer Castleman

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Date: March 19, 2010

Location: McKinney, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:44:21


Boomer discusses knowing Michael Martian Murphy when they were 16, Boomer recounts performing with John Denver in the early sixties, Performing with MMM in the Mid sixties, Talks about knowing Willie Nelson and Boomer’s Inventing the Palm Pedal, Talks about growing up in TX. Father in oil business, Talks about how he got into music, Talks about all the talent that came from Saint Mark’s in the 60s, Music/TV career in L.A. with MMM and Donny Kirshner, Talks about being in the band, Tex, and Tommy Allsup, talks about Tommy Allsup, Talks about making his first hit record Judy Mae, Moving to Nashville and the bands he played with, Talks about working with Meri Wilson in Dallas in ’77, Talks about working with Billy Sherrill in Nashville, Talks about the palm pedal, Boomer shows Andy his special thumb picks, Boomer performs “Alligator Gar”, Boomer tells stories about things artists have said in their dying moments, Lois remembers about how she got into music, Andy talks about tips for songwriting, Boomer recounts how he met Bob Livingston

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