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Black and white publicity photograph shown smiling into the camera, wearing a suit and tie
Photograph inscribed and signed: "To David/Best Wishes/Ray Price". B/w, 7¾x9¾. Minor surface creases (most not evident head on), one at eyebrow. Staple impression at upper left background. Light yellow stain at mid-upper margin. Fine condition. Accompanied by Typed Letter Signed: "Claudette Davis" as Secretary to Ray Price, 1p, 8½x8. Dallas, Texas, 1977 May 19. On letterhead of Ray Price Enterprises to Mr. David Wood, Seaburn, Sunderland, Tyne-Wear, Britain. In full: "Enclosed is the autographed picture for your collection. I am pleased to send it to you and hope you will enjoy having it. Thank you for your nice letter. Sincerely yours, Ray Price Enterprises". Slightly creased. Tape remnant at mid-upper margin. Fine condition. American country and western singer, songwriter and guitarist Ray Price (1926-2013), who began singing on radio in 1948, joined the "Big D Jamboree in Dallas in 1949 and moved to Nashville in the early 1950s. When Hank Williams died, Price took over Williams' band, the Drifting Cowboys, and he had his first hit record, "Release Me" in 1954. Price, who developed the famous "Ray Price Shuffle Beat" that is heard on his hit, "Crazy Arms", also had successes with "Heartaches By the Number", "City Lights", "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You" and "Danny Boy". His No. 1 hits include "The Same Old Me", "For the Good Times", "I Won't Mention It Again", "She's Got to Be a Saint" and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me". Price, who had songs on the country charts through 1989, then turned to gospel music. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996. Two items.

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Born: January 12, 1926 in Perryville, Texas
Died: December 16, 2013 in Mount Pleasant, Texas

Film Credits
The Marty Stuart Show (Sound), Country Style, U.S.A. (Sound), Billy Mize & the Bakersfield Sound (in person), 2012 The Guilt Trip (Sound), 2012 Nashville (Sound), 2012 Hank Cochran: Livin' for a Song (in person), 2011 The Joy of Country (in person), 2011 Opry Memories (Sound), 2011 Opry Memories (Other), 2010 The Marty Stuart Show (in person), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Pioneers (Sound), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Pioneers (Other), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads (Sound), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Love Ballads (Other), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Legends (Sound), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Legends (Other), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes (Sound), 2007 Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes (Other), 2007 Last of the Breed: Live in Concert (in person), 2007 American Music: Off the Record (in person), 2005 Tootsie's Orchid Lounge: Where the Music Began (in person), 2005 Grand Ole Opry's Vintage Classics (Other), 2004-2010 American Masters (in person), 1999 Austin City Limits (in person), 1998 Roger Miller Remembered (in person), 1996 Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (in person), 1994 Biography (in person), 1994 A Man of No Importance (Sound), 1982 Honkytonk Man (Performer), 1979 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (in person), 1978 12th Annual Music City News Awards (in person), 1977 That's Country (in person), 1977 Spotlight (in person), 1972 Hee Haw (in person), 1971 The Last Picture Show (Sound), 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (in person), 1970 The David Frost Show (in person), 1970 That Good Ole Nashville Music (in person), 1965 Forty Acre Feud (in person), 1965 Dave's Place (Sound), 1965 Dave's Place (in person), 1964 Country Music Caravan (in person), 1958 Ranch Party (Performer), 1957-1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (in person), 1955 Grand Ole Opry (in person)

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