Buck Owens passed away today. He's an artist I've always looked at from slightly afar. Pioneer of the "Bakersfield sound" of country music, and longtime host of the show "Hee Haw", he certainly was an influence on many... including the Beatles. He falls into that category of artist whose music I have not yet really explored, but who is most definitely on the list.
All I know is that I got to hear the '66 "Live At Carnegie Hall" concert version of "Act Naturally" with the Buckaroos shortly after I heard that he died this morning. There may be other pieces of music as good out there, but there are probably none better... both in terms of composition or execution. Ever.
on 2006-03-25 at 11:10 p.m.
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