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Fun Autry Fact:

Gene tried to play the saxophone when he was a youngster. He finally gave up and turned successfully to the guitar.

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News Archive: 2007

Here is a radio interview excerpted from WNYC's "Soundcheck" (www.wnyc.org/soundcheck) for the book Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry by Holly George-Warren.

Back in the Saddle
By John Schaefer
May 1, 2007

"Gene Autry is the granddaddy of all cowboys and inspired the likes of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Ringo Star...

"Gene Autry was more than just America's favorite singing cowboy. He invested early in real estate and broadcast media, owned the California Angels baseball team, and was listed in the Fortune 400 in the 1990s. We talk about Autry with Holly George-Warren, author of 'Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry.'"

Pat Buttram

Author Holly George-Warren
Photo credit: Mark Loete

John Schaefer is the host of WNYC's innovative music talk show "Soundcheck," which features live performances and interviews with a variety of guests.




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