Myres, Lee Pop 1970-02-18

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Lee Myres discusses a wide spectrum of events, from his family history through his own career in radio and television, to the history of Johnson County, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Lee "Pop" Myres

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: February 18, 1970

Location: Cleburne, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Grandfather’s history, Settling at present home site, Father’s history, Hog raising, Cattle dipping, The family home built, Schooling in Georges Creek, Lee Myres’ musical training, Myres recalls his first radio, Early radio career in Dallas, "The Early Birds"—radio program, Opera experience, Commercial work, Working as a Master of Ceremonies, Friends made through the years:, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Tex Ritter, Spike Jones, Ted Lewis, Friendship with Ligon Smith recalled.

Tape 1, Side 2: Experiences with Gene Autry, Uncle is S. D. Myres, Conversation concerning Bob Wills, Chill Wills and brother Bob recalled, Early vaudeville experiences, Ideas about present-day music aired, Likes opera and operetta, Myres is a country music fan, Scrapbook of clippings is misplaced, Neighbors in Johnson County, Barnard Family settles in Johnson County.

Range Dates: None Given

Bulk Dates: None Given

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