Famed fiddler Gordon Terry dies at age 74
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#1 Apr 11, 2006
I'm sure there are many GordOn Terry stories and I have mine. In 1956 I met him at the Chenango County Fair, Norwich, N.Y. where he was playing fiddle for Faron Youngs Country Deputies. Following the afternoon stage show He asked me if I would hang around and walk around the midway with him. What a treat for a small time picker and singer. The thing I remember most was when we passed a stand where you could pay your fee and throw 3 baseballs at 78 RPM records. If you broke some, you would receive a prize. At that time Gordon was on the Cadence Record label. He stopped and leaned over the counter and asked to operator if he had any of his records. The man behind the counter not knowing Gordon remarked "Are you a wise guy!!" He was very nice to me that day and I have enjoyed his talents over the years. He will be missed.
#2 Nov 8, 2009
I met gordon terry when he would play at Smokey rogers(bostonia ballroom)in el cajon california.He was a nice guy and a good entertainer,great fiddle player and a good ballard singer.
#3 Mar 18, 2014
Am I just dreaming or what? Did Gordon terry some time in 1958 or 1959 do a record with the fiddle with a whole lot of violins in the back ground? I was in Malibu ca at this time and heard this on the radio but I can't find any thing about it.
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