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This day in Texas History: Rockabilly Singer Born in Nacogdoches

This day in Texas History: Rockabilly Singer Born in Nacogdoches April 15, 1937 Robert Glynn (Bob) Luman (1937–1978), guitarist and country / rockabilly singer, was born in Nacogdoches, Texas, on April 15, 1937, the son of Joe and Lavine Luman. Luman was introduced to music by his father, who played the fiddle, guitar, and harmonica…
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This Day in Texas History: Lightnin’ Hopkins Dies

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Lightnin’ Hopkins Dies January 30, 1982 On this day in 1982, blues singer Sam (Lightnin’) Hopkins died of cancer. Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas, in 1912. At age eight he made his first instrument, a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings. By ten he was…
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