Monday, May 9, 2011

Bob Wills


Friday marks 36 years since Bob Wills, the "King of Western Swing" and leader of the Texas Playboys, died of pneumonia at age 70. An interesting fact about Wills -- he sold a Dallas dance hall, the Bob Wills Ranch House, to Jack Ruby. This mid-century painting of Wills on paperboard is a bit of a mystery to me because TacKenridge County seems not to exist. I could not find it on a Google search. Was it renamed? Is it fictional? I'd like to know.

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