Music industry executive. Born March 1, 1917. Died January 17, 1998. Full name: Clifford Gilpin Snyder. West Coast radio performer and studio bass player. Host of Hometown Jamboree radio and television shows. Capitol Records producer, late 1940s-early 1950s. Songwriter and publisher (Central Songs). Managed career for Tennessee Ernie Ford, 1951-1960. Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.
1992 March 27
(1 hour, 34 minutes)
Music industry executive Cliffie Stone talks about the development and early years of his career. Discussion includes his childhood and family history; the story behind his father’s stage character Herman the Hermit; changing from Cliffie Stonehead to Cliffie Stone; working with Stuart Hamblen; working with different dance orchestra’s; working as a disc jockey; working on the Hollywood Barn Dance; his start in the record business; and joining Capitol Records.