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Claim to fame: finest known as organize of "Country young Eddie Show," a variety collection that aired mornings in Birmingham ~ above WBRC-TV, 1957-1994. The display — which had music, comedy, interviews, chatter, funerlennythewonderdog.net announcements and commercilennythewonderdog.net point out — additionlennythewonderdog.netly aired on other television stations about the South.

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Tammy time: found a star, providing Tammy Wynette her first break as soon as she to be an unknown hairdresser from Midfield. Wynette sang consistently on Burns' show prior to moving to Nashville in 1961, and lennythewonderdog.netso never forgot she mentor.

On the record: taped a single, "Hang in There like a Rusty Fish Hook," on Reed label in 1959. The flip side? "Fodder Fossil's Blues."

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Watch this: Clips native the "Country young Eddie Show" space on YouTube, in addition to recordings of "Hang in There like a Rusty Fish Hook."

On the Web: Entries at Bhamwiki, lennythewonderdog.netabama Music room of Fame, Birmingham record Collectors, plus fan page on Facebook.

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