Don Markham



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Don Markham

Postby Smudger » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:36 pm

Don Markham, longtime horn player in Merle Haggard's band, the Strangers, and one of the iconic entertainer's closest friends, died Friday, February 24th of undisclosed causes in Oildale, California. Markham's declining health led to his retirement in 2013, and he spent his remaining days in the same mobile home in which he had resided for some 50 years, with Haggard making regular visits until his death last April. Markham was 85. (from Rolling Stone magazine)
Here he is with Merle in 1994:
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Re: Don Markham

Postby kev » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:48 pm

Interesting piece from Saving Country Music following his death: http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/think ... n-markham/
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Re: Don Markham

Postby Smudger » Wed Mar 01, 2017 2:55 pm

I suppose the best known use of horns in a country song is this one:
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Re: Don Markham

Postby kev » Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:02 pm

And then there's Bob Wills in the 1940s ...
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