The Buckaroos

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Descriptive "tags": rockabilly 80s rock swedish rock and roll rock n roll Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 2000s
Artist Compilations: Don Rich & The Buckaroos

Biography

Formed in 1959 to accompany country singer-guitarist Buck Owens, this band had a varied personnel over the following decades. The most highly regarded line-up comprised Don Rich (Donald Ulrich, 15 August 1941, Olympia, Washington, USA, d. 17 July 1974, near Morro Bay, California, USA; fiddle, guitar, vocals), Doyle Holly (b. Doyle Floyd Hendricks, 30 June 1936, Perkins, Oklahoma, USA, d. 13 January 2007, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; bass), Tom Brumley (b. 11 December 1935, Stella, Missouri, USA; steel guitar), and Willie Cantu (drums). Rich, the effective leader of the group, was largely responsible for the band’s eclectic repertoire, drawing songs not only from country music’s traditional repertoire but also from pop acts such as the Beatles and the Band. His death in 1974, following a motorcycle accident, resonated with the band and especially with Owens.

Apart from Owens, Holly played with Jimmy Wakely, Johnny Burnette and Joe...

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