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Royce Morgan

March 28, 1997 OHC183 59 min.


Country musician. Born 1935. Member of Jim Reeves’s band, the Blue Boys, late 1950s-early 1960s.

Interview Summary

1997 March 28
(59 minutes)
Country musician Royce Morgan recalls working as one of Jim Reeve’s Blue Boys. Discussion includes his family background and early musical influences; the start of his music career in the early 1950s; joining Jim Reeves in the late 1950s; memories of his first tour with Jim Reeves; experiences working with Jim Reeves; Jim Reeves as a performer and business manager; memories of Jim Reeves and Chet Atkins working together in the recording studio; comments on different performance venues; his work with Red Sovine; and his career outside of the music business.

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