20.Little David Wilkins
19.Glenn Douglass Tubb
11.Big Al Downing
09.George D Hay
07.Molly O Day
This next Icon I have been studying for MANY years and I LOVE him and I REALLY think he
has been forgotten and under appreciated until NOW!
My number 5 pick is Bob Luman.
Robert Glynn Luman was born in Blackjack Texas April 15th 1937.
He was a country and rockabilly singer and songwriter from the 1950’s
He debuted mainstream on the Louisiana Hayride in 1956..at least that’s
the first I have found of him.
He formed a band called the Shadows and I found out James Burton played
guitar for him in that band.
He signed with Imperial Records in 1958 and recorded some for them
before they dropped him and he was picked up by Capitol however
they wanted him to change his name and he refused.
The result of that was him signing with Warner Bros.
In 1960 or 61 he went into the U.S. Army and while there Warner Bros.
released his greatest known hit “Let’s Think About Living”.
After leaving the service in 1963 he moved to Nashville
and joined the Opry cast.
He is also a member of Rockabilly Hall Of Fame
and the Texas Country Music Hall Of Fame.
He toured quite actively through the 60s and 70s
and was popular on the west coast mostly.
He died December 27th 1978 in Nashville from pneumonia at age 41
In 1969 he signed with Epic Records and had several hits