JIMMY "LITTLE JIMMY" DICKENS - CONTRACT SIGNED 07/18/1968 CO-SIGNED BY: GORDON SAWYER - HFSID 56408
Sale Price $396.00
JIMMY "LITTLE JIMMY" DICKENS, CO-SIGNED BY: GORDON SAWYER
The country singer signs this contract dated 1968 to appear at Dixie Mills Company in President's Island Memphis, Tennessee
Contract signed: "Jimmy Dickens" in black felt as leader of Jimmy Dickens and the Country Boys and "Gordon Sawyer" in black inkas Employer. 2pages, 8¼x15¾, 1 sheet, front and verso. July 18, 1968. Moeller Talent, Inc. contract. Dickens signed this contract to appear at Dixie Mills Company in President's Island in Memphis, Tennessee on September 14, 1968 am through 3pm for $750. Jimmy Dickens (1920-2015), born James Cecil Dickens, was an American country music singer. He performed at the Grand Ole Opry since the 1940s and was known as much for his funny novelty songs and flamboyant, rhinestone-encrusted outfits as much for his short size - four feet 11 inches. The 13th child of a farmer, he began performing professionally while a student at the University of West Virginia in the late 1930s, singing on a local radio station. Originally known as Jimmy the Kid, he first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a permanent performer there in 1949, whenhe changed his nickname to Little Jimmy. He's released at least one hit every decade between the 1940s and 1970s, including "Take a Cold Tater and Wait" - his first single, released in 1949 - as well as "Out Behind the Barn" (1954), "The Violet and the Rose" (1962) and his biggest hit, "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" (1965). He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Gordon Sawyer is an American history buff and author. He has written six books about the history and people of the Southern mountains. Sawyer was an advertising agency executive in Georgia and went on to be a radio commentator and columnist on AccessNorthGeorgia.com. Corners rounded. Creased and horizontal folds throughout. Otherwise, fine condition.
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