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One of my favorite chapters in the book...
Posted by Mike Slater
on March 14, 2014, 12:48 pm
Larry, I was reading parts of the book again at random, and one of my favorite chapters was the one dealing with Jim being in Texas at the time of the Kennedy assassination. I had never known that Jim was in Dallas at the same time as the President, and I thought it was wonderful of Jim that he handled the performances he was to do there with such care and respect during this time of grief. Jim even told the people at one performance that they could get their money back at the door after one performance. How many other entertainers would be this considerate of their fans? I was also very surprised to find out that Jim opened his show the day after the assassination with "Distant Drums". I don't know why, but I never would have guessed that Jim had ever performed this song live. I had always assumed that after he recorded the demo and gave it to Cindy Walker as a present, that he pretty much forgot about it after that...
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