McAuliffe, Leon, 1917-1988

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Steel guitarist. Born January 3, 1917. Died August 20, 1988. Full name: William Leon McAuliffe. Member, Light Crust Doughboys, 1933-1935. In 1935 joined Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. Formed his own band after World War II. Hit recordings include Steel Guitar Rag (1946) and "Panhandle Rag" (1949). Member, Steel Guitar Hall of Fame.

From the description of Oral history interview with Leon McAuliffe; 1969 August 19; interview conducted by Cecil H. Whaley. 1969 Aug. 19. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841258

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referencedIn Biography -- Wills, Bob. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf McAuliffe, Leon, 1917-1988,. Oral history interview with Leon McAuliffe; 1969 August 19; interview conducted by Cecil H. Whaley. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Ferguson, Joe Frank, 1914-. Oral history interview with Joe Frank Ferguson, 1996 November 9. University of North Texas Library, UNT
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Birth 1917-01-03

Death 1988-09-20

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