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Burton Gilliam, (2 of 2)

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September 12, 2021

Paul Heckmann sat down with Burton Gilliam an actor, fireman, boxer and much more. In this second of two interviews, Gilliam reflects on his acting career, dating life and…

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Burton Gilliam, Fireman, Boxer and Famous Actor (1 of 2)

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August 22, 2021

Paul Heckmann sat down with Burton Gilliam an actor, fireman, boxer and much more. In this first of two interviews, Gilliam reflects on his time growing up in Dallas…

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Artist Music

STEVE BROOKS, ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE!

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July 10, 2021
Willie had me come up to Colorado – actually, had me paint a tepee for him at his place. It was actually on the Barbara Walters special with Willie. If you look in the background, you’ll see a tepee. So, I was there painting the tepee. Then, we did the picnic in ’79. Willie had just bought the country club down there – Pedernales Country Club. So, we did that picnic – well, it was right after the picnic. So then, he wanted me to come up to Colorado to his house. He’d bought another tepee that he wanted me to paint. This thing was huge. It was in Life magazine. You should see that.
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MICHAEL NESMITH, ‘HEY, HEY, HE’S A TEXAN!’

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June 17, 2021

Paul Heckmann sat down with Michael Nesmith of The Monkees television show and band. In the interview, Nesmith reflects on his time growing up…

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MIKE RABON, THE FIVE AMERICANS

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May 2, 2020
We appeared on Dick Clark’s Where the Action Is. If we were playing in Houston somewhere and Dick Clark knew about it, he’d call us and say, “Would you guys come over and tape a song?” We would come by, go out by a swimming pool or something and tape our newest tune for him. We were on that show four or five times with the Knickerbockers and Paul Revere and the Raiders, so we were hot stuff. We did a lot of work with Dick Clark's Caravan Of Stars and wherever that took us, that's where we would go.
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WHEN DALLAS ROCKED, THE KIRBY WARNOCK STORY

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March 22, 2020
I heard about Jimmie Vaughan growing up because he was in The Chessmen and I was in high school at the time. Whenever we’d come through Dallas, we’d hear about the Chessmen with KLIF or something like that. When I saw them, you understand, this was back when people played live. You didn’t watch it on YouTube. You had to go to the club and see them play in person. And they just had a presence or a skill set that was just above everybody else. It was just Jimmie and Stevie, and there was everybody else.
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Clubs Music

A FALSTAFF AND A GLOBE

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October 7, 2019
Long before the idea of Louann's came around Lou and Ann Bovis were running the Falstaff Tavern in the English Village. Not too long after the Centennial kicked off, Ann's brother Anton Martinkus joined them. Anton was an old warhorse, serving under George C Patton long before he became General Patton. He knew him better at Major Patton back at Fort Sheridan. He stayed with Lou and Ann until WWII broke and he went back to kicking butt and taking names at places like the beachhead at Leyte.
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DROWNING IN A WHISKEY RIVER

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August 19, 2019
So Whiskey River opens. Gatemouth Brown, Rusty Wier, Gary P. Nunn. We also had Ray Wylie Hubbard and Michael Martin Murphy. I had dinner with Michael at The Pawn Shop and he came over to Whiskey River and we really hit it off. B.W. Stevenson was there. Hoyt Axton. Delbert McClinton, Bees Knees, Shake Russell, Bugs Henderson all played there I’ll tell you one story - Paul McCartney from The Beatles came in one night. I think he was with Wings then. He was sitting with the Five Americans, I think Freddie King was playing that night.
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‘MEMORIES OF DALLAS’ SPONSOR OF ‘TEXAS POP 50’ LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2019!

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August 8, 2019
Okay, okay, you meant to go to the 1969 but life got in the way… you were overseas fighting in that crazy Asian war, the wife wouldn’t let you go because of all the hippie chicks, you were not quite a hippie chick yet, your mom hid the keys to her station wagon, the dog ate your tickets or the worst excuse ever, you weren’t born yet! No more excuses friends! Labor Day Weekend 2019!
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DOWDY FERRY ROAD, THE JOHN FORD COLEY STORY

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July 9, 2019
Back when we were kids, we would to go down to Dowdy Ferry Road years ago with our pistols. And we would shoot at the cottonmouths. We probably killed half the cottonmouth population over on Dowdy Ferry. Dan was always looking for something that’s a little bit more unique. And so, that was one. It was like 'Dowdy Ferry Road' was short, and every other song we had was like, “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You,” “We Don’t Ever Have to Say Goodbye” it was like, geez, let’s just pick something that’s three words.
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