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14 Persons in the West Texas Walk of Fame:

Barry Corbin

Real/Birth Name:
Leonard Barrie Corbin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78, 31 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movies No Country for Old Men, In the Country of Elah, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, WarGames. TV series Northern Exposure, One Tree Hill. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2012. Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame 2009. West Texas Walk of Fame 1985.

Billy Walker

Real/Birth Name:
William Marvin Walker
Nickname(s):
The Tall Texan
Traveling Texan, the Masked Singer of Country Songs
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Vocals, guitar. Songs Charlie's Shoes, Cross the Brazos at Waco, A Million and One. Died with wife and others when their van ran off the road and overturned. He was driving, after midnight. Grand Ole Opry. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. West Texas Walk of Fame 2003.

Bob Wills

Real/Birth Name:
James Robert Wills
Nickname(s):
The King of Western Swing
Jim Rob
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Western swing band The Texas Playboys. Songs San Antonio Rose, Faded Love. Country Music Hall of Fame 1968. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2000. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970. West Texas Walk of Fame 1990. Texas Trail of Fame 1998. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2001 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999 as a member of The Texas Playboys.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1995 as a member of The Texas Playboys.

Bobby Keys

Real/Birth Name:
Robert Henry Keys
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
70, 16 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Saxophonist. Member of band The Rolling Stones. Song Brown Sugar. Movie Mad Dogs & Englishmen. West Texas Walk of Fame 1984.

Buddy Holly

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Hardin Holley
Also Known As:
Buddy Holley
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Died in a plane crash with Ritchie Valens, JP Richardson aka "Big Bopper". Formed early rock group The Crickets. Songs Oh Boy!, That'll Be the Day, Peggy Sue, Everyday. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1986. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1994. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1979. International Guitar Hall of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 7 September 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Buddy Knox

Real/Birth Name:
Buddy Wayne Knox
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Party Doll penned at age 12. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1994.

Dan Blocker

Real/Birth Name:
Bobby Don Blocker
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
43
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV show Bonanza in the role of Hoss. West Texas Walk of Fame 1997.

Jimmy Dean

Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Ray Dean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Song Big Bad John. Movie Diamonds are Forever in role of Willard Whyte. Sold "Jimmy Dean" sausage in ads on television. Country Music Hall of Fame 2010. Virginia Country Music Hall of Fame 1997. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005. West Texas Walk of Fame 1984.

Joe B. Mauldin

Real/Birth Name:
Joe Benson Mauldin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Bassist for the band The Crickets wth Buddy Holly. West Texas Walk of Fame. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2009 as a member of The Crickets.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007 as a member of The Crickets.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2008 as a member of The Crickets.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 as a member of The Crickets.
West Texas Walk of Fame 1986 as a member of The Crickets.

Mac Davis

Real/Birth Name:
Morris Mac Davis
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
76
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie The Sting II. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2000. Georgia Music Hall of Fame 1996. Songwriters Hall of Fame 2006. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2004. West Texas Walk of Fame 1983. Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2010. Texas Film Hall of Fame 2014. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 10 September 1998.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Roy Orbison

Real/Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison
Also Known As:
Lefty Wilbury
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
52
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs Only the Lonely, Blue Angel, It's Over, Oh Pretty Woman. Group The Traveling Wilburys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1987. Music City Walk of Fame 2006. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1989. Guitar Center RockWalk 1989. Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1987. Rockabilly Hall of Fame. West Texas Walk of Fame 1989. Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum 2014. Memphis Music Hall of Fame 2017. The Vocal Group Hall of Fame 2007 as a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1750 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 29 January 2010.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Snuff Garrett

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Lesslie Garrett
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Record producer in the 1960s and 1970s with famous performers. West Texas Walk of Fame 1991.

Tanya Tucker

Real/Birth Name:
Tanya Denise Tucker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Name pronounced "Tan-yuh" rather than "Tahn-yah". Recorded song Delta Dawn at age 13. Songs Would You Lay Down with Me (In a Field of Stone), What's Your Mama's Name?, Blood Red and Goin' Down, Lizzie and the Rainman, Strong Enough to Bend. Movie Amateur Night at the Dixie Bar and Grill (made for TV). Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2002. West Texas Walk of Fame 1988.

Waylon Jennings

Real/Birth Name:
Waylon Arnold Jennings
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

grandfather of
husband of
Jessi Colter, until he died.
Older than Jessi Colter by 9 years.
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Songs Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys and the theme song for the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard. Muppet movie Follow That Bird. Guitarist. Member of the Buddy Holly band - gave up his seat on the plane which crashed, to JP Richardson. Country Music Hall of Fame 2001. Member of groups The Old Dogs, The Highwaymen. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 2006. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1995. West Texas Walk of Fame 1980. International Guitar Hall of Fame.
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