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Old 12-16-2004, 06:46 PM   #1
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I know there must be a few Merle Haggard fans on this group. The old guy has become a legend in his own time.
He's making an appearance on Larry King Live tonight.

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Old 12-16-2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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Sorry,I have to miss it! I don't have cable.

I do have his hit,"If We Make It Through December",though.

Give the lowdown tomorrow.

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Old 12-18-2004, 07:23 AM   #3
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quote:Originally posted by Cathy:
I know there must be a few Merle Haggard fans on this group. The old guy has become a legend in his own time.
He's making an appearance on Larry King Live tonight.

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I wish the LK SHow was shown in UK. I really like 'The Hagg'
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Old 12-18-2004, 10:20 AM   #4
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quote:Originally posted by SilverHeels:
I wish the LK SHow was shown in UK. I really like 'The Hagg'

Well, it wasn't that great. The show was about what Scott Peterson's life will be like in San Quentin. They interviewed Merle and asked about the three years that he spent there. He didn't sing. That's what I wanted to hear.

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Old 12-19-2004, 11:14 AM   #5
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Speaking of Merle Haggard, the last time my wife and I were in the US we watched CMTV when we were in motels, I think it was a re-run of old Glen Campbell shows. On this particular show Glen (I think) had Merle Haggard and Marty Robbins on the show. Glen asked Merle to do his impersonation of Marty, which he proceeded to do. If you closed your eyes you would have thought Marty Robbins was singing and playing. However, it was the look on Marty Robbins face that made me laugh. That alone was worth the price of addmission.

Also on another old show I saw a young Waylon Jennings, sporting the whitest set of teeth I have ever seen, singing GL's (Thats what you get) For Lovin' me
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Old 12-31-2004, 08:02 AM   #6
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Yes! A 'Hag' fan since 1973. Have seen him in concert a few times, lived near him in Redding, CA for a while and have heard enough stories about him to make me glad I never met him. Love his work though!
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Old 12-31-2004, 01:25 PM   #7
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quote:Originally posted by Westernstar9:
have heard enough stories about him to make me glad I never met him. Love his work though!

C'mon now, share with us these stories. Please?
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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To me - Merle Haggard is as vital today as he ever was in his "prime." Course Nasville doesn't play much real these days. Or for many, many moons, I'd observe.

The beautiful irony - to me - these days is how he is viewed "now" compared "then." Once viewed as a bastion of the "right" (Oakie from Muskogee, Fightin' Side of Me, etc.,) his songs now are blunt and by no means "right."

He's never been one-sided, really. And he's always been damn blunt when he chooses to. Or tender.

I, too, have been in his audiences often: county fairs, small clubs, large venues.

It stikes me how today's country performes and radio people cite Merle Haggard's name in reverent tones, but won't sing his songs or play his music. Full of crap!

Are the Good Times Over for Good [when Nixon lied to us all on TV] . . .

No . . . I just how his revival happens in the living years.

He's gonna be at a small club in Long Beach, CA in a few weeks. So will I.

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And, oh, How He Sings of Shasta . . .
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