|Remembering Billy Vaughn!|
|Sam Terry sent us these and writes:|
In observing National Music Week, the Glasgow Musicale recalls Glasgow's most well-known musician, Billy Vaughn (1919-1991). Billy achieved great success, first with "The Hilltoppers" and later as a band leader and composer. For a more comprehensive listing of information about Billy, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Vaughn. One of Billy's compositions was "Jimtown Road," and performed by The Mills Brothers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrBKgP4vfW8). The Jimtown Road is now known as Roseville Road and Jimtown was the historical name for Fountain Run. Some of the persons mentioned in the song were "Puddin'" Hagan and "Brother" Grissom who was Billy's brother-in-law and former Glasgow Mayor Tubby Grissom. There is a veiled reference to Pauline Tabor, the famous Bowling Green madam as well as mention of Barren County.
The Vaughn family of musicians: Grace Vaughn Simmons, Charlotte "Coogie" Vaughn Grissom, Inez Vaughn Biggers, accompanied by their brother, Billy Vaughn who later became a world-renowned bandleader.
Billy Vaughn played with various groups during his life. In this circa 1938 photo made at the National Guard Armory in Bowling Green, Billy appears with several Glasgow musicians, including Russell Daugherty who later became Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Air Command. L to R front row: H C Biggers, William Gabbard Jr., James Pedigo, Jimmy Huffman, Beverly Hall, Billy Vaughn at the piano, Roy Holmes. Back Row: Tom Connors, David Highbaugh, Vic Showalter, Russell Dougherty, Hall Potts.