GEORGE JONES - CONTRACT SIGNED 02/24/1975 - HFSID 68166
GEORGE JONES 8¼x18 contract from the American Federation of Musicians to pay $5,000 for an appearance at Illinois Country Opry in Petersburg, Illinois. Contract signed: "George Jones". 8¼x18.
Sale Price $324.00
8¼x18 contract from the American Federation of Musicians to pay $5,000 for an appearance at Illinois Country Opry in Petersburg, Illinois.
Contract signed: "George Jones". 8¼x18. Contract is dated February 24, 1975, from the American Federation of Musicians/Shorty Lavender Talent Agency, stating that George Jones and the Jones Boys will perform for a stage show at Illinois Country Opry in Petersburg, Illinois. It states that George Jones and the Jones Boys will complete two shows at 6PM and 9PM on Saturday, October 25, 1975, for a sum of $5,000. Jones has signed in designated section on bottom right corner. George Jones (1931-2013), considered one of the finest vocalists in country music, ranks second among country music performers in Top 10 hits (only Eddy Arnold has had more). Jones, who won Grammy Awards for Country Male Vocal in 1980 ("He Stopped Loving Her Today", a No. 1 hit) and 1999 ("Choices"), had two No. 1 albums, I'm A People (1966) and Golden Ring (1976), and No. 1 hits with "White Lightning" (1959), "Tender Years" (1961), "She Thinks I Still Care" (1962), "Walk Through This World With Me" (1967), "We're Gonna Hold On" (1973), "The Grand Tour" (1974), "The Door" (1975), "The Golden Ring" (1976), "Near You" (1977), "Still Doin' Time" (1981), "Yesterday's Wine" (1982) and "I Always Get Lucky With You" (1983). Jones, who was married to country artist Tammy Wynette, his third wife (1969-1975), also recorded a number of duets with her, including "We Can Make It", both during and after their marriage (the couple would reunite for duets in 1980 and 1995). Jones, who also appeared in the feature films Forty Acre Feud (1965), From Nashville with Music (1969) and The Longest Yard (1974), chronicled his successes and his turbulent personal life in his 1996 autobiography, I Lived To Tell It All. Fine condition.
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