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Faron Young and Marty Robbins newsletter — 28 August 2013

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Marty Robbins always wanted his live shows to sound like the recordings. In 1957, with songs such as “White Sport Coat” on the charts, he needed background vocals. He found what he was looking for in Grand Island, Nebraska, when someone knocked on his dressing room door after a matinee performance. “Will you listen to my boys sing?” asked Louis Glaser, a farmer from nearby Spalding. Marty agreed. Glaser, who acted as agent and mentor for his three youngest sons, had brought Tom, Chuck and Jim (ages 23, 21, 19) to the show to see their musical hero and, hopefully, to meet him. (more…)