Fair warning to those who hate these kinds of posts that I write. Yep, it’s another post about my weird, young, Country Music life.
Who is Bobby Lord? I think it’s fair to say most people have forgotten him. I haven’t.
My brothers and I met him at a club called Winter Gardens in Elizabethtown, Ohio years ago—I’m thinking mid to late 60’s. It’s odd the things you remember as a kid. He was the headliner on the show, but he didn’t have his own band. The house band backed him up.
Another thing I remember about that afternoon (Yes, Winter Gardens did afternoon shows on Sundays) was Mr. Lord arriving in a taxi. That taxi waited for him until the show was over. Did the taxi driver keep the meter running? That’s something I still think about.
My brothers and I got his autograph before the show when he was sitting at the bar smoking and drinking. He was very nice to us—talked to us for a long time. Someday, I’m going to write about those Country Music artists who weren’t so nice.
Of course, I should mention that Mr.Lord was a very good singer. He died in 2008. No, most people probably don’t remember him, but most will remember the person he’s singing with in the video up above. Who is Patsy Cline?