RARE PICS OF DOYE O'DELL ON PAUL VIDAL's BIG V JAMBOREE
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When I met all those Artists in one go in 1987, I was a lucky beggar, you know : they were part of my family, really. Their music had brought me so much pleasure for years that I thought I had known them all the time. Except that they were even friendlier and more fascinating than I could have imagined !

The photo on the right, taken by my wife, shows Doye O'Dell (seated) during an interview with DJ Don Hillman. In the background, you can see Hank Penny and Harold Hensley getting ready to fill up their glasses ! My wife and I were right in front of Doye, lapping up his words. That pic is very emotional for us because all four guys are now deceased.

At left is a promotional shot from the early '50s, courtesy of Doye himself.

I'm positive that someday, the world will discover what a Talent Doye O'Dell was.

© Paul Vidal * Privas, France