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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 10:08 am    
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I know folks should take notice that I am undoubtedly right there among the steel players in my price range!
Unfortunately, that's not always the case and I need to express disappointment, knowing full well I've perfected the art of using wrong chords in the right places and I have greatly expanded my ability of really Fast playing of an endless nonsensical series of pointless steel guitar expounding.
Well there is always next year!

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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 10:39 am    
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There's always Clayton. Very Happy
Erv
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 10:59 am    
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You're right Erv, last year we even had the "Fireballs" playing with us.
out of here now gotta gig to go to!
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Richard Sinkler


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aka: Rusty Strings -- Missoula, Montana
Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 11:45 am    
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Love the bus.
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 11:56 am    
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Richard,
Maybe he could give you a lift out of California. Very Happy
Erv
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Don R Brown


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Rochester, New York, USA
Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 4:32 pm    
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Bo Legg wrote:
You're right Erv, last year we even had the "Fireballs" playing with us.
out of here now gotta gig to go to!


"Fireballs" as in "Bottle Of Wine, Fruit Of The Vine"?
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Richard Sinkler


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Post  Posted 12 Jul 2019 6:17 pm    
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Erv Niehaus wrote:
Richard,
Maybe he could give you a lift out of California. Very Happy
Erv


I wish.
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Ian Rae


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Redditch, England
Post  Posted 13 Jul 2019 12:41 am     Re: Passed over for the big show once again!
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Bo Legg wrote:
I've perfected the art of using wrong chords in the right places

That's great, Bo, gives me something to aim for Smile
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Stuart Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 7:07 am    
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Don it was the two of the "Fireballs" I'm trying to rack up some pictures to post here. Bo use to hang around the Norman Petty Studio there in Clovis NM and wrote some lead sheets to send off for song rights and knew theses folks from way back. You have to realize that at last years reunion all these guys hadn't played together since around 40 yrs ago and the Fireballs weren't advertised. Eloy packed it out with just his loyal fans!
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Jack Hanson


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San Luis Valley, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 7:23 am    
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Is Eloy named for the Arizona town between Picacho Peak and Casa Grande (or vice-versa)?
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 8:03 am    
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No when he was very little he loved to sing like Roy Rogers but he stuttered and it sounded like he was saying E Ah Loy er Rogers. So they started calling him Eloy. Eloy Gonzales singing like Ray Price and riding on Triger just doesn’t seem right! Well maybe in Arizona?
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 8:09 am    
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Oh I forgot to give the names of the Fireballs that were there playing guitar and bass for us.
The great Stan Lark and George Tompsco!
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George McLellan


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Duluth, MN USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 12:42 pm     Fireballs
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Here they are sometime 1963.
Stan Lark, drummer who I can't remember his name, George Tomsco, me and Jimmy Gilmore kneeling.
Geo
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Stuart Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 1:34 pm    
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CLICK HERE

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Stuart Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 1:57 pm    
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Hi George greet hearing from you, glad you chimed in. later on in the evening at the Eklund Stan was on bass and Craig and Bo were playing guitar. Stan was seated at that table shown right by Bo. Wish they would have got him in the photo.
Bo knew the drummer who I believe lived in Farwell Texas. Bo did some transcribing lead sheets for copy rights there om Clovis NM at the Norman Petty Studio which was just a few miles from Farwell TX. Bo at the time wasn't playing he was employed by the American National Insurance Co.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 2:02 pm    
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I saw Pam Tillis open for George Strait years ago in Biloxi. I still remember her great comment, "I'd like to introduce y'all to the best band I can afford!" I'd say she did alright with Gary Morse on steel.
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Stuart Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 3:08 pm    
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will get back later, we are on our way to Church!
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Larry Hamilton

 

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Lewisville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 3:53 pm    
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I played with Eloy in the Christmas/New Years of 1976 and right after his band was killed in the car crash. Man, he knew the words to every song up to that time. My folks put him to test one night at the old Mint club in Dalhart. He knew every Hank Thompson, Faron Young,Ray Price, Mel Tillis tune they asked for. Man what fun it was. Just had to chime in when I saw Eloy.
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Larry Baker

 

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Columbia, Mo. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 5:20 pm    
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Bo, I've been passed over the last 3 shows. I was offered 9 am slots on Friday, but when you work with
a female singer, they just don't get going that early.
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 8:17 pm    
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Hi Larry Hamilton, Yeah my best friend and High buddy Perry McDonald was killed in that accident. The accident was on the same Saturday of April as the Reunion Dance. My wife (Patsy Hamilton) passed away from a mosquito bite in Nov the year of the accident and I took Perry's place right after that. Most have been right after you played!
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Bo Legg


Post  Posted 14 Jul 2019 8:19 pm    
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Wow! Larry Baker if they are passing over you I have no chance of ever making it!
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Bob Ricker

 

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Nashville Tn
Post  Posted 15 Jul 2019 3:16 am    
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I used to put a dime in the juke box and listen to Sugar Shack.
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Stuart Legg


Post  Posted 15 Jul 2019 12:29 pm    
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40 yrs ago Bo lived in Clayton and played lead guitar and steel in the Eloy and the Troubadours Band

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Keith Hilton

 

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248 Laurel Road Ozark, Missouri 65721
Post  Posted 15 Jul 2019 9:04 pm    
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Talking about the Fireballs. What about Keith McCormick who wrote "Sugar Shack?" I think he also had a hand in writing "Wheels". Keith lived near Walnut Grove, Missouri when he died a few years ago. I had the pleasure of playing some with Keith. Sorry to hear you were not invited to play the show. Come hang out anyway, a lot of good people attend the show. Would love to get to know you. If you come to the show I will play my version of "Wheels".
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Stuart Legg


Post  Posted 16 Jul 2019 6:48 am    
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The Fireballs are diffidently invited and some of them may show. It just wouldn't be fair to them to advertise.
We were just blessed with their dropping in on us and helping out.
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