As for their estate, I have no clue whats its worth. I would imagine that it still draws in some cash, but it sounds like that amount will go down every year as more songs get into public domain. Me, personally, the money doesnt really matter, its Jim's legacy that does. It is awful that all of his tangible things have been scattered in the wind. All of his personal things should be in a museum someplace for all fans to enjoy. Can you imagine a place like a Presidential musuem where all of Jim and Mary's things were catiloged and on display? That would be so awesome. But sadly, their own families just stood by as the vultures attacked.
Thankfully, You and Julie, out of the love for Jim Reeves, took up where Mary left off. I don't think anyone that visits this site ever thought that we would be listening to any NEW music from Jim Reeves ever again. I know I didn't. When I bought the 16 CD set, I bought it knowing I would never again buy a new Jim Reeves CD. Then you started putting all of those wonderful CD's. I love each and everyone. I listen to them almost daily. As I have told you many times, Thank You for everything you do to keep our favorite artist in the publics eyes. What you have done has made Jim relevent to a group of new fans, young and old. The CD's, DVD's, Book, and this website has increased the number JR fans all over the world.
The big winner is the lawyers. Just think of the money they have been paid over the years. Most likely no one will ever know the amount, but it has to be substantial. But greed flows and grows deep as my Dad used to say.
Sadly, I was only 3 when Jim died. So I never got to see him in person. I remember seeing him on film for the first time when I was about 8 on the Johnny Cash show. He played a grainy clip of Jim singing He'll Have to Go for a reason I don't remember. My dad had told me Jim had died in a plane crash, but at 8 I guess I truely didnt understand because I asked my Dad if he was dead, why was he on TV.?
Thank you again, Larry and Julie for everything you both do. And I look forward to others posts on this subject......
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