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Craig A Davidson


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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin USA
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 8:42 am    
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I spent many a night coming home from a gig listening to Bill Mack's Open Road Show on WBAP. Tracy Pitcox posted on Facebook he had passed.
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Tommy Shown

 

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Denham Springs, La.
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 9:43 am    
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Sad another good one has left us. I also used to listen Bill late at night, and in later years on XM Sirius radio.
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LJ Eiffert

 

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California, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 11:29 am    
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Bill Mack was the first Disc Jockey to play my song I wrote "Daddy Left Mama " On KVOO Radio Station in Tulsa,Oklahoma.... Thanks for the many years of friendship to our Country Music Family.... RIP Mr. Mack. aka SwampWater Fox ............. PS: I try calling you Tommy Shown.= Leo
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 11:30 am    
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Bill Mack was also a wonderful songwriter for many many years he wrote the song "Blue" also "Drinking champagne" and many many others. I met and talked to him countless times I will miss him. RIP, Bill
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Larry Dering

 

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Missouri, USA
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 11:59 am    
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What a shame. Passing of another great songwriter and Country DJ. A legend in my book. Prayers for his family.
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Michael Douchette


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Gallatin, TN
Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 2:26 pm    
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Aww, man... another old buddy gone. He and Dad were dear friends, and I got to know him from their relationship.

I'm sure he and Pop are having a great ol' reunion. Sad Smile
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Mitch Drumm

 

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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2020 4:15 pm    
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Good obit;

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/texas-radios-midnight-cowboy-country-songwriter-bill-mack-dies-of-covid-19-family-says/2417743/

He always dismissed his own singing, but he made a lot of good records in their style in the 50s--rockabilly/honky tonk/country boogie.





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Allan Jirik


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Wichita Falls TX
Post  Posted 1 Aug 2020 1:40 pm    
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Here's a little bit of info that obit didn't include.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Family of a radio legend beloved by truckers everywhere and whose career began right here in Wichita Falls state he has died from COVID-19.

Bill Mack got his first break deejaying at KWFT in the early 1950s, and that led to a contract with imperial records in 1951.
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Michael Breid

 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 1 Aug 2020 2:51 pm    
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I would have crashed and burned many a night on long overnight driving trips if Bill Mack and Charlie Douglas hadn't kept me awake. I owe them a lot more than I can say. Thanks to them I'm still alive today. Thanks fellas. RIP.
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Don Kuhn


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Poetry/Terrell ,Texas, USA
Post  Posted 1 Aug 2020 3:58 pm    
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You to listen to him when I was working late nights and he knew where every truck stop was for those hard working truckers. Bill use to be a guard in Grand Prairie @ Chance Vought aka LTV back in the 60's. Yeppers he will be missed as he was another great song writer.
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Jack Shults

 

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Canadian, Oklahoma U.S.A.
Post  Posted 2 Aug 2020 1:38 pm    
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I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I spent many nights listening to his show on WBAP.

He and I have mutual relatives, and I always enjoyed the times I got to spend with him.

He will be missed.
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Butch Mullen

 

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North Carolina, USA 28681
Post  Posted 2 Aug 2020 2:39 pm    
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How true Michael Breid. I can still hear Charley saying " way down yonder in New Orleans". Butch in NC
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Rex Lindsey

 

From:
Ellisville, MS USA
Post  Posted 3 Aug 2020 1:37 pm     Bill Mack
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I listened to him during the spring & summer on 1971 while I was at Lackland AFB , San Antonio & Sheppard AFB at Wichita Falls, TX.

There was a song out [ can not remember the name ] with 2 different versions - one by a man and another by a woman.

He played them " together " so it sounded like a duet - sounded great!!

So sorry to hear of his passing.
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