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

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Dick Ellingson

Author: Dick Ellingson

Masked man and dogs aging gratefully in a little country town. Parcel post crusher; blood'n'guts laundry serf; parking lot fender bender/bumper jumper; KC135 line 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 and Music & 92.5 Solid Gold Rock and Roll KFKF, Bellevue; 1150 Kountry KAYO #1 Gun for Radio Fun, Seattle; 1300 KoMPaSs Radio 13 Modern Country, Seattle; 1360 KLFF Good Music and Great Memories, Glendale/Phoenix; 106.3 Concert 106 KONC Sun City; 1580 KCWW Real Country Network, Tempe/Phoenix. Volunteer P-I/Times news reader for Evergreen Radio Reading Service at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, Seattle; dotcomboom day trader; King County Metro Bus Driver; Seattle Streetcar Operator. And in 2017, after living out a little boy's dreams, retired at age 78.

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