Remembering Billy Grammer

From left to right: Governor Wallace, NASA Adm...

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A quick note to mark the passing of Billy Grammer.  Not someone that I had ever been into, but one song stands as a classic “Gotta Travel On”.  the song was written by Paul Clayton and recorded in Nashville in 1959.   Although basically a one hit wonder, this one hit is a standard, known by most people, and he made a career of it, touring extensively with his band the the Travel On Boys.  A historical sidelight.  He played at a rally in Laurel, Maryland, followed by US presidential candidate George Wallace speaking to the rally.  After speaking, Wallace mingled with the crowd and was shot, and made a paraplegic.

 

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