Aug 12, 1929. Country-western star, creator of the Bakersfield sound in the 1960s, Alvis Edgar Buck Owens was born to a sharecropper outside Sherman, TX. His family moved west with Dust Bowl refugees during the Great Depression, and Owens became a honky-tonk performer in California. He had 19 consecutive No 1 singles from 1963 to 1967, and his successled him to a cohosting gig on the popular TV variety show Hee Haw (196986). Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, Owens died at Bakersfield, CA, Mar 25, 2006.
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