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Posted By: GUEST,Bob L. Cox
24-Mar-09 - 02:07 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)-Memorial Jun 21
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)
I too am deeply sadden by the passing of my friend, Archie Green. He wrote the Afterword to my Fiddlin' Charlie Bowman book a couple years ago. I will never forget in 2005 when I nervously stood up to deliver the International Country Music Conference Keynote Address at Belmont University in Nashville seeing an older gentleman come in just as I started speaking and then sit down in a chair right in front of my podium. He laughed all through my presentation and even wiped tears from his eyes a few time. It was Archie Green. When it was his time to lead a panel discussion, he did so with such power and magnetism. He was truly a country music scholar and a gentlemen. He interviewed Charlie Bowman in Atlanta and his brother, Elbert Bowman (with Ed Kann) in Johnson City in the early 1960s. Family members still talk about his visits. I feel I have lost a true friend. Way to go, Archie!