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#1 John Wells

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

I noted last week that Don Williams, "The Gentle Giant" with his trademark old Confederate hat has passed. He had many hits, but in  his "I Believe in Love" he probably had the biggest. I'm sad just knowing that he's no longer living. I do recall, but don't remember her name, that one of our students met him on a bus trip when he was traveling to do a show. I'm sure he could have afforded a limo, but traveling on a bus shows what kind of a man he was. Lotsa luck.

#2 Jim26



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

Sorry to hear that. I used to enjoy watching him perform. I think sherry was the one that met him at the airport. He was a good performer.



#3 Dennis G

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:44 PM

Tulsa Time...'nuff said. Clapton even covered it.



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#4 dodobird



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Posted 22 September 2017 - 11:56 PM

R.I.P. Don Williams. Thank you for your voice, songs and music!

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:59 AM

R.I.P. Don, you will never be forgotten.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:18 AM

I still have no idea who this man was however, a couple years ago I flew into Greenville South Carolina airport and when I got off the plane I saw a man in a cowboy hat walking with a guitar case covered with stickers. I wondered how he was allowed to have a full-size guitar on the plane. I walked up to him and said something about that guitar must've really traveled with all those stickers on it. He proceeded to tell me that the guitar was worth $20,000. I talk to him for a few minutes and then I thanked him for his time and went on my way. Come to find out this was Don Williams and he was going to play downtown. As I said I still really don't know who he was. All I know is he was very nice and gracious when I spoke to him at the airport.




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