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  1. Liz Turrell
    April 15, 2020 @ 10:03 pm

    I saw Bill Anderson on the January 2020 CFR Country cruise. He is a true gentleman. I flew over from London UK. Love country music, but our country music is different to the American Country music. My grandchildren listen to my Bill Anderson CD .. Anderson.
    Thank you Bill for bringing some light and laughter into these dark days.
    Sir Ken Dodd, and his diddymen knew a good song when they heard it, He played at the end of the pier show a lot, and ALWAYS sang Happiness , and quite often STILL.
    God bless you both, and Sir Ken is keeping the Angels amused.

  2. Andrew Batty
    April 15, 2020 @ 9:22 pm

    I can go right back to my early childhood and the first songs or songs that I heard of Bill Anderson was of one of my all time comedians was and still is Sir Ken Dodd and hid Diddy men. He introduced me to Bill’s music and Happiness was and still is one of my all time favourite songs. He also covered Still.. He must have liked country music to some degree as he had one or two country songs in his career and it has to be said that I did not know anything about country music back in the sixties as all most people ever knew music was Popular music or just plain Pop. It was not really until I got to listening to some of my uncles records around 1969/70 that I learned that music had different genres. We had mostly single records at the time and my father had a few LP’s but non of them were country. I learned most of my early knowledge of country music by reading my uncles record sleeves, and found a love for the steel guitar. In those early years country music was not all that easy to find in the record shops, you had to order what you wanted in most cases. It wasn’t really till the mid seventies that most record shops had a dedicated country section. I spent many hours in record shops just reading record covers before I had my own money to buy them. The local radio station in my case was Radio Humberside and the country music DJ was Tex Milne, and he had his favourite singers and Bill Anderson was just one of them. The one song that he would play frequently was Golden Guitar and that became one of my all time favourite songs and may I say still is. And it is great to be able to be part of the family of Bill Anderson just as a music fan alone. I have never met Bill personally, but through buying his music via his website has allowed me the honour of having him sign merchandise that you used to only have the chance after a show.