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Red Foley

November 4, 1967 OH315 54 min.


Country performer. Born June 17, 1910. Died September 19, 1968. Real name: Clyde Julian Foley. Career active 1930s-late 1960s. Came to prominence on the WLS National Barn Dance. Later headlined the Grand Ole Opry (1946-1953) and the Ozark Jubilee (1950s). His most popular recordings include “Peace in the Valley,” and “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy.” Member, Country Music Hall of Fame®.

Interview Summary

1967 November 4
(54 minutes)
Country music performer Red Foley recalls moments from his career. Discussion includes his childhood; early musical influences; his start at Chicago radio station WLS on the National Barn Dance; learning to play the bass fiddle; his move to the Grand Ole Opry; his recordings; and his reaction to being elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame®.

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