Marion Bandy, 12 February 1944, Meridian, Mississippi, USA. Bandy was nicknamed Moe by his father when a child in the home town of the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, so it is perhaps not surprising that he grew up to be a country singer. He later stated: My grandfather worked on the railroads with Jimmie Rodgers. He was the boss of the railway yard in Meridian and Jimmie Rodgers worked for him. He said that he played his guitar all the time between work. The Bandy family moved to San Antonio, Texas, when Moe was six years old and he was educated there, graduating in 1962. His mother played piano and sang; Bandy was taught to play the guitar by his father but made little use of the ability until he was in his teens. His fathers wish that he also play the fiddle never quite materialized. He made some appearances with his fathers country band, the Mission City Playboys, but generally during his high school days, he showed little interest in music...
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