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Jimmy Neal

Greenfield, TN

#41 Oct 1, 2010
Hey papadood good to hear from you. you are right James Burton played for Rick when Rick first started back in the late 50's,he came to Rick from The Lousianna Hay Ride I think he was 16 or 17 and was the main guitar player there. after he left Rick I think later he was in England and became very popular over there Joe Maphis played on some of Ricks records, also Glen Cambell and even Merle Haggard played some with him.Merle is a pretty good guitar player and Glen is something else on guitar.After Elvis died I heard James ask Rick about coming back but Rick told him he had a good guitar player wich was Bobby. Harret Nelson Ricks mom told my mom on the phone that Rick and Bobby were like brothers but James and Bobby were friends. Bobbys daughter,Samantha saw James dinning in a resturant in Memphis a few months ago and talk to him for a good while. Thanks for the comeback. Jimmy
Perry Fillion

Houston, TX

#42 Apr 27, 2011
Fergie wrote:
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Thanks Wilma, that is in line with what Bobby told me too. I was the co-pilot of Rick,s airplane and worked with him the last two years of his life. Bobby was a great friend and an incredbible musician.
I am glad to hear his son is also gifted. He would be so pleased. If you are in contact with Bobby,s sister Sammy Sue please say hi for me and give her my Email address. Thanks. Ferg
I knew Sammy Sue here in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We had dinner a few times. An exceptional lady and real sweetheart. I last talked to her at the airport in Lake Charles where she was working at the time in 2009. She recently wed and moved back to Arkansas
Perry Fillion

Houston, TX

#43 Apr 27, 2011
I knew Sammy Sue here in Lake Charles, Louisiana. We had dinner a few times. An exceptional lady and real sweetheart. I last talked to her at the airport in Lake Charles where she was working at the time in 2009. She recently wed and moved back to Arkansas. I have nothing but good memories of her.
John Beland

AOL

#44 Dec 31, 2011
papadood wrote:
Thanks Jimmy. I really couldn't remember for sure what year it was. That's why I put the word "circa" on the photo. I'm sure sorry I lost track of him over the years. I was always curious as to how he got the job with Rick Nelson. I know that Rick used to bring in musicians on his earlier recording sessions. Joe Maphis did a bit of recording for him on several occasions as I recall. I would have loved to hear Bobby play. Thanks again for the update.
It was myself and Rick who decided to hire Bobby, while we were recording in Memphis in 1979. Bobby's first gig with us was saturday Night Live..some start! He was a prince of a guy and I miss him tremendously.
Cheers
John Beland
www.johnbeland.com
Linda

Philadelphia, PA

#45 Jul 19, 2012
Bobby is burried in the Dogwood Cemetery, my grandfather, Eldy Webb is burried a few rows behind of Bobby. I have wondered if Bobby is from Blytheville ? I live in NJ, my moms family is from Blytheville. I have been to the Reunion that Manila Ark. Has every Sept., over by the little airport, the past few years. I read that Bobby has realitives in Manila, that's why I mentioned the Reunion.
One of HIS

Union City, TN

#46 Jul 19, 2012
Linda wrote:
Bobby is burried in the Dogwood Cemetery, my grandfather, Eldy Webb is burried a few rows behind of Bobby. I have wondered if Bobby is from Blytheville ? I live in NJ, my moms family is from Blytheville. I have been to the Reunion that Manila Ark. Has every Sept., over by the little airport, the past few years. I read that Bobby has realitives in Manila, that's why I mentioned the Reunion.
Yes, Bobby's sister Marilyn,her son Gordon and daughter Wilma live in Manila, Bobby lived in West Memphis Ar.but did live in Blythville in early 70's. Is your grandfather Eddie Webb the one that played in a band with Bobby? I believe it was Jerry Jay and the Jay Walkers?
Linda

Philadelphia, PA

#47 Aug 2, 2012
I wrote back but I don't guess it went through. No, my grandpa, Eldy Webb was a truck driver, hauling cotton, alfalfa, etc. My grandpa is burried a few rows back from Bobby, I have taken several pictures of Bobbys tombstone. My grandparents are from Blytheville, my mom grew up there, I wondered if Bobby did too. Manila is a cute little town, my cousin Deb Johnson and her family live there also. Thank you for answering my question :-)
Linda McNally
Linda

Philadelphia, PA

#48 Aug 2, 2012
To Bobbys sister, I just remembered the name, it is the Lost Cane Community Reunion I have been to, maybe you go to it also ? Boyd Estes plans it, at the Manila Airport Center. In 2006 they honored my great-grandparents, George and Myrtle Montgomery, who used to live there. I have been to several reunions and I love the food everyone brings to it !
One of HIS

Union City, TN

#49 Aug 2, 2012
Linda wrote:
I wrote back but I don't guess it went through. No, my grandpa, Eldy Webb was a truck driver, hauling cotton, alfalfa, etc. My grandpa is burried a few rows back from Bobby, I have taken several pictures of Bobbys tombstone. My grandparents are from Blytheville, my mom grew up there, I wondered if Bobby did too. Manila is a cute little town, my cousin Deb Johnson and her family live there also. Thank you for answering my question :-)
Linda McNally
No Bobby was born in Parkin Ar. and began playing music about 8 years old, when he was 10 the family moved to Cooter, Mo.a few miles north of Blythville, Bobby finished school at Cooter, he started playing in bands around 13 and played at Blythville and all over North east Ar. and South east Mo. until after high school then he went to Chicago Ill. in 1965 and started playng in the Don Hinton Band (from Caruthersville, Mo.) and from there to Vietnam in 1966-68 then rturned home to Mo. abd joind the Jerry Jay Band from Manila AR,In 1979 he joined Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band. They all died in a plane crash Dec.31st 1985, Bobby played in several bands and recored on a lot of country and rock and roll recording artist songs. He was a great guitarest and a great guy, I miss him.
Linda

Glenside, PA

#50 Aug 2, 2012
One of HIS wrote:
<quoted text>No Bobby was born in Parkin Ar. and began playing music about 8 years old, when he was 10 the family moved to Cooter, Mo.a few miles north of Blythville, Bobby finished school at Cooter, he started playing in bands around 13 and played at Blythville and all over North east Ar. and South east Mo. until after high school then he went to Chicago Ill. in 1965 and started playng in the Don Hinton Band (from Caruthersville, Mo.) and from there to Vietnam in 1966-68 then rturned home to Mo. abd joind the Jerry Jay Band from Manila AR,In 1979 he joined Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band. They all died in a plane crash Dec.31st 1985, Bobby played in several bands and recored on a lot of country and rock and roll recording artist songs. He was a great guitarest and a great guy, I miss him.
Thank you for the info. I really enjoy listening to Bobbys music, that I have found on the internet to see and hear. It is such a shame that a wonderful man died so early in his life.
Debbie Schindler Sager

Brenham, TX

#51 Jul 22, 2013
My ex was traveling through West Memphis and wanted to pay his respects to Bobby so I was doing a little research and ran across this site.
I used to go see Rick often in my younger years. We met Bobby several times when they came to Texas. We always knew I was safe when traveling alone because Bobby would look out for me if we asked him. He was such a gentleman ... And a warm caring individual.... Not to mention one heckuva guitar player... And a jokester. He was always making people smile . And I just wanted to share that with you. He is missed.
Debbie Schindler Sager
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One of HIS

Union City, TN

#52 Jul 22, 2013
Debbie Schindler Sager wrote:
My ex was traveling through West Memphis and wanted to pay his respects to Bobby so I was doing a little research and ran across this site.
I used to go see Rick often in my younger years. We met Bobby several times when they came to Texas. We always knew I was safe when traveling alone because Bobby would look out for me if we asked him. He was such a gentleman ... And a warm caring individual.... Not to mention one heckuva guitar player... And a jokester. He was always making people smile . And I just wanted to share that with you. He is missed.
Debbie Schindler Sager
Sent from my iPhone
Bobby is buried in Blythville AR. in Dogwood Cemitery,thanks for the memors
Max Wendroff

Iva, SC

#53 Dec 30, 2013
what is bobby neal's sister named
Bill Hartwick

Boise, ID

#54 Mar 10, 2014
Bobby did live in Blytheville for a short time when he played for Jerry Jay. I remember there would be a small trailer hooked to his car with Jerry Jay And The Jaywalkers logo painted on it. Bobby lived across the street from me then. I was only 10 at the time and would hang out at their house sometimes and play with Samantha. Bobby and Phyllis were really good to me and I missed the Neals when they moved away. I haven't met any finer people to this day! I tell people if they ever hear any accounts of Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band being some of the nicest people ever to believe it because that's exactly how I remember Bobby Neal! He will be eternally missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him.
Samantha Neal

Ashburn, VA

#55 Mar 11, 2014
Hey everyone. This is Bobbys daughter. Thanks for sharing info and stories and keeping his memory alive
Jimmy C Kimble

Enterprise, AL

#56 Jun 12, 2014
When I was a teen, I lived near the Neal family on what is now highway 306 (a gravel/dirt road at the time), South of Parkin, Arkansas. I liked one of the girls (Lois) very much. I enlisted in the Army in 1953 and when I came home on leave from Korea I brought a reel to reel recorder with me when I visited the Neals. Someone in the family asked me if I would leave the recorder with them so that they could make some recordings for a radio station. I was glad to let them have the recorder. As life often happens, I ever saw them again. I remember Bobby, although he was about six or seven years younger than me, and how talented he, and his entire family was. God bless you all.
George Hopkins

Salmon Arm, Canada

#57 Jun 12, 2014
Hi Jimmy, your post was very interesting. Do you recall knowing any members of the Webb or Hopkins families that lived in the same area at various times? I was born there and have Neal and Webb cousins and one of my younger sisters married a Kimble descendant.
Paula Neal-Hill

United States

#58 Jan 24, 2015
George Hopkins wrote:
Hi Jimmy, your post was very interesting. Do you recall knowing any members of the Webb or Hopkins families that lived in the same area at various times? I was born there and have Neal and Webb cousins and one of my younger sisters married a Kimble descendant.
This is Jimmy's sister. He married Florence Webb and they live in Union City
Jimmy Neal

Martin, TN

#59 Jan 25, 2015
Hey Jimmy Kimble, Jimmy Neal here,I just noticed your post on here, thanks for your comments about my family. I remember that recorder, you brought it to my house one time but I guess I had forgotten about you leaving it at their house. Florence and I and our family live in Union City Tn. we moved here in 1969, I go back to Parkin ever two or three years, nothing much down there now just old memories. good to hear from you......Jimmy.
Jimmy Neal

Martin, TN

#60 Jan 29, 2015
Jimmy C Kimble wrote:
When I was a teen, I lived near the Neal family on what is now highway 306 (a gravel/dirt road at the time), South of Parkin, Arkansas. I liked one of the girls (Lois) very much. I enlisted in the Army in 1953 and when I came home on leave from Korea I brought a reel to reel recorder with me when I visited the Neals. Someone in the family asked me if I would leave the recorder with them so that they could make some recordings for a radio station. I was glad to let them have the recorder. As life often happens, I ever saw them again. I remember Bobby, although he was about six or seven years younger than me, and how talented he, and his entire family was. God bless you all.
Hey Jimmy Kimble, I have been trying back to you on your comment on here ,read my comment below if you get this ,thanks Jimmy Neal

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