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Subject: Re: 2010, Bill Griggs inducted into BH West Texas WOF

Chris Rees
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Date Posted: Mon July 31, 2017 14:23:57
In reply to: Randy Steele 's message, "2010, Bill Griggs inducted into BH West Texas WOF" on Sun July 30, 2017 13:11:37

I was thinking about Bill today as I was researching information in his amazing Rockin' 50's magazines and it seems incredible in this age of computers and the internet that the bulk of Bill's work on Buddy and the West Texas music scene was done before the world wide web and achieved purely by writing to people, phoning people and travelling to interview people alongside newspaper archive and library research.
Whenever I visited with him I tried to give him a photo of Buddy he had not seen before and he did the same, very healthy competition that unearthed many new photos and gave me a sense of "belonging" to the fan club that meant so much to me.
I was so proud that Bill was recognised for his work and he told me a few weeks after the award when I visited him at his home that he was so grateful and proud to be on the walk of fame.
Sadly that was the last time I saw him in person but even though he was very sick at that time he still made time for me and it was so special to talk to him.
I still think of him every day, he was my hero who became my friend and I will cherish the memories forever
Bless you Bill.

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