Monday, January 7, 2019

SOME MUSIC MEMORIES - Jack Blanchard's Column January 7 2019

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We were doing a Southern tour with Leroy van Dyke,
and at one place they didn't have enough electricity to run to the flatbed for our show.
Leroy offered to let us plug in to his bus generator.
It worked fine. People share on the road.
Merle Haggard used our PA system when his wasn't working. 

Walt Disney World put on a Country Cavalcade.
The three acts were in three sections of the park and we alternated show times,
so the crowd would move from one stage to the next to see all the shows.
Roy Clark was at the front by the castle.
Hank Williams, Jr. was at the opposite end of the Park,
and Misty and I and our band set up in the center near the big merry-go-round.
Our section was called Vanity Fair.
It was a great day to be in show business.

We got some celebrities in our club in Orlando.
Roni Stoneman would come in and play her banjo with us.
One night she finished an amazing solo and the audience stood and cheered.
She said, "I bet you thought I was just a pretty face."

Fabian was in the audience a lot, always with a good looking date.
He didn't sing, but we'd sit and talk with him.

The first time Ferlin Husky came in he sat at a corner table to the right of our stage.
We loved Ferlin. He was such a classy guy.
When we introduced him to the crowd he stood up
and almost knocked himself out on a TV platform over his head.
We felt bad about it.

In the 1970s we did "The Three Couples Tour":
with Jack Greene and Jeannie Seely, George Jones and Tammy Wynette,
and Misty Morgan and me.
Good times.

Jack Blanchard.

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