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FRANK "PEE WEE" KING - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 207151

FRANK "PEE WEE" KING Letter from the country musician on his idea of what "songwriting" entails and how to be successful Autograph letter signed: "Pee Wee/King". 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date.

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Condition: lightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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FRANK "PEE WEE" KING
Letter from the country musician on his idea of what "songwriting" entails and how to be successful
Autograph letter signed: "Pee Wee/King". 1p, 8½x11. No place, no date. Written on the back of mimeographed sheet titled: "Music Industry Product Flow Chart (or, Why it Takes So-o-o Long to Get Anywhere in the Music Business". Headed: "Mr. Wm. Stanhope -". In full: "Please excuse the delay in answering your letter and request. I just got back from 3 weeks in Michigan - and the mail 'piled up' on me. Anyhow the best way I can explain 'songwriting' is start with a Melody - To me the melody is the main work for after the lyrics are added to it the finished product is ready to find someone to RECORD your song - LOTTSA LUCK - Then after a 'HIT' record dies down as we usually say - There are times you can get some one to record the melody 'as they say' THE MELODY LINGERS ON! Please excuse my writing as my right hand has an arthritis attack today - Oh yes, sometimes it takes two or more writers on a song - LYRICS - MELODY and HELPER to confirm the possibility. I'm writing this on the back of a mimeo copy of something I discovered in Michigan in reading a MUSIC MAGAZINE - It's very much realistic in the progress - Hoping this helps you - Thanks for consideration. P.S. This is only my opinions - many disagree - that's 'Show Biz'". Frank "Pee Wee" King (1914-2000), born Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski, helped modernize the sound and style of country music; he introduced electric instruments, drums, and horns to the notoriously conservative Grand Ole Opry. Kingco-wrote the lyrics to the hit song, "Tennessee Waltz",and led the back-up band for Gene Autry before Autry went to Hollywood to start his successful career as a singing movie cowboy. King was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1974, later serving on its board of directors, and also made it into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Lightly creased. Usual folds, not at signature. Otherwise, fine condition.

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