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Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:05 pm
 
'Hee Haw' Co - Host Buck Owens, 76, Dies

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: March 25, 2006
Filed at 11:52 a.m. ET

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Singer Buck Owens, the flashy rhinestone cowboy who shaped the sound of country music with hits like ''Act Naturally'' and brought the genre to TV on the long-running ''Hee Haw,'' died Saturday, a spokesman said. He was 76.

Owens died at his home, said family spokesman Jim Shaw. The cause of death was not immediately known. Owens had undergone throat cancer surgery in 1993 and was hospitalized with pneumonia in 1997.

His career was one of the most phenomenal in country music, with a string of more than 20 No. 1 records, most released from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s.

They were recorded with a honky-tonk twang that came to be known throughout California as the ''Bakersfield Sound,'' named for the town 100 miles north of Los Angeles that Owens called home.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:11 pm
 
damn, that's really killin my buzz today. always loved his interviews too. always so funny and classy.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:12 pm
 
Ouch. This one hurts. RIP.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:16 pm
 
bet Dwight Yoakum is gonna be bummed.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:16 pm
 
Listen to Buck live in London......fuckin' amazing record.
Sad sad day
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:18 pm
 
damn
damn
damn
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:53 pm
 
r.i.p.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 5:54 pm
 
damnit.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 6:18 pm
 
Buck Owens and His Buckaroo's live in Japan...that LP is hillarious
Buck: " thank you....uhhhhh.. it wonderful to be here ..uhh in Jay-pan.."
goodbye Buck O..!
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 6:19 pm
 
dag.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 6:23 pm
 
one of my faves, I'm gonna play some Buck this afternoon at bk's bbq, hope to see you shits there, I washed up and don't smell no mo.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 6:31 pm
 
I gave my uncle a Buck Owens Christmans CD for this past Christmas and we didn't even listen to it. R.I.P.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 6:33 pm
 
FUCK this is so terrible.
I loved him. What a great body of work. This is so sad.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 7:17 pm
 
i'm gonna have some buck shots tonight
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 7:55 pm
 
He was one of the best. It seems like he never let Nashville ruin him. His TV show was so great. Ahh..
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 9:08 pm
 
My favorite song,"tiger by the tail".
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 9:09 pm
 
Sa-lute!
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 9:50 pm
 
What a man.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 10:12 pm
 
I always think of him when I'm driving around Bakersfield. I've been a huge Buck Owens kick the last month too. RIP.
Posted: Mar 25, 2006 10:58 pm
 
I guess I'll post an it's-a-damn-shame on this thread too.
Posted: Mar 26, 2006 1:10 am
 
Rest In Peace, man.
Posted: Mar 26, 2006 1:47 pm
 


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Posted: Mar 26, 2006 2:38 pm
 
maple surple
Posted: Mar 26, 2006 11:48 pm | Edited by: No Big Thing
 
It seems like he never let Nashville ruin him.

Man, I loooove Buck, but towards the end it was getting pretty sad. Saw him at the Crystal Palace 2 or 3 years ago and he was even more animatronic-like than Brian Wilson on his "return to Pet Sounds" tour. His sound setup seemed to be run through a whole lot of Macs---not quite sure exactly what they were doing, but it wasn't just a matter of recording. The final bit of disappointment came when I realized that the only requests that got played were songs that they had something set up for on the Macs and so I didn't realize my long-time dream of seeing him play "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass" live.

Didn't Buck own a ridiculous amount of property in and around Bakersfield, sort of like how Bob Hope died as the single largest landowner in CA?

Regardless, I'm going to really miss him. Played a couple records of his at my store today and had two people come up and ask if I'd heard the news, which was pretty comforting.
Posted: Mar 27, 2006 7:00 pm
 
Too bad about Buck. At least it gets everyone to pull out their classic albums and give 'em a spin... RIP
Posted: Mar 29, 2006 3:52 am
 
The paper said he had played his usual Friday night gig the night before. Damn, what a trouper.
Posted: Mar 29, 2006 3:57 am
 
HEE HAW!
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