Saturday, March 25, 2006

Buck Owens, RIP

I seem to have been making a lot of posts over the past few months about celebrity deaths. Unfortunately I have another to report. Country music legend Buck Owens has died at 75. Owens was considered one of the key players in developing the "Bakersfield sound" associated with California country music in the '60s and '70s. It was more gutbucket version of country at a time when Nashville had already become quite slick in so many of its productions. Unfortunately Owens is probably better known these day as the long serving host of the show Hee Haw than for his music.

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