Bob Wills fiddled way to stardom

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April 25, 2014 - 12:00 AM

I grew up with a milder form of rock music than I heard the other day booming from a car when I pulled into an Iola convenience store. 

Buddy Holly was my favorite, along with a long list of one-hit wonders. Nothing gets me more nostalgic than a ballad from the 1950s. I can close my eyes and drift back when the Platters croon “Only You.”

I also have a fondness for big bands and old-style Western music, which prompted me to snatch up a book about Bob Wills at a yard sale, a bargain at a quarter.

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