Archive for November, 2010

Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 17 November 2010

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010


Seaman Second Class Martin David Robinson stayed on Bougainville after the November 1943 Allied invasion of the Solomon Islands. He advanced to U.S. Navy seaman 1st class, celebrated his 19th birthday, and was still on the island in November 1944. Ten years later, he had become Marty Robbins and was building a singing career in Nashville. When Sergeant Faron Young was discharged from the U.S. Army this week in 1954, he returned to Nashville after spending almost two years recruiting for the Army as Faron Young and the Circle “A” Wranglers. Faron and Marty probably met when Faron’s manager, Hubert Long, booked them on the same tour. They were also both members of the Grand Ole Opry. (more…)