Local Talent on the KMO Country Giant Survey

KMO music survey: http://pugetsound.media/2019/06/16/survey-of-the-week-37/

I was happy to see three local artists on that chart.

With the moon landing less than a month away, Jack Broadwell’s loonie lunar lullaby, “Country Music on the Moon”, checked in at #18 on the Big Country Giant 40. Far too big for just one label, it was released on Cliffie Stone’s Newhall Records in Hollywood, California as well as the Spur label in Lynnwood, Washington.

Jack Broadwell-Country Music on the Moon

Bonnie Guitar and Ira Allen were “bubbling under” with pick hits that week.

Ira Allen & The Renegades was the house band at The Riverside Inn on Riverside Drive in Tukwila. He and Billy Mize wrote “(Just Enough To Keep Me) Hangin’ On”, which was recorded by dozens of famous singers and known all over the world. He was married to Molly Bee.

Ira Allen-Just Enough To Keep Me Hangin On

Everybody knows Bonnie Guitar – the singer, the songwriter, the record producer, the record company owner and the talent scout. She signed The Fleetwoods to her Dolton Record label, and played guitar on “Come Softly to Me” and “Mr. Blue”.

Bonnie moved to Soap Lake, Washington and performed there until she was 92! She died there January 12, 2019 at age 95.

You may read her New York Times obituary at NYTIMES

Author: Dick Ellingson

Aging gratefully in a little country town. Parcel post crusher; blood'n'guts laundry serf; parking lot fender bender/bumper jumper; Lazy B flunkie with 7-word job title; P-I down crew; bobtail trucker; Sunbeam breader; retail store mangler; bothersome boiler roomie; fake real estate agent; d.j./copywriter/p.d./ripper/reader - 600 KGEZ Good Advertising, Kalispell; Community Radio 1510 KURB, Mountlake Terrace; 1540 News/MOR/92.5 Solid Gold Rock & Roll KFKF, Bellevue; 1150 Kountry KAYO America's Own Music, Seattle; 1300 KoMPaSs Radio 13 Modern Country, Seattle; 1360 KLFF Good Music & Great Memories, Glendale/Phoenix; 106.3 Concert 106 KONC, Sun City/Phoenix; 1580 KCWW Real Country Network, Tempe/Phoenix. Four-year Volunteer P-I/Times/TNT news reader for Evergreen Radio Reading Service at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle; dotcomboom stock trader who came out alive; King County Metro Bus Driver; Seattle Streetcar Operator. Two pups & a pension = easy livin'! More articles by Dick

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