Gene Watson Celebrates 80th Birthday: Wednesday 11 October 2023

Gene Watson's 80th Birthday: Wednesday 11 October 2023

On Wednesday 11 October 2023Gene Watson celebrated a very special occasion, his 80th birthday.

Gene Watson's 80th Birthday: Wednesday 11 October 2023

‘Well, today is actually my birthday.  Yes, I’m 80.

I do appreciate every birthday I get.

Thank you for all your birthday greetings.  I’ll be busy reading them all.

Gene Watson at Capitol Records: 1975 - 1980

I want to show you this old Capitol Records photo, because I was honoured to share a birthday with the late, great Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991).

The staff, along with artist, Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 – Tuesday 25 July 1995), surprised us both with birthday cake at the office.

Jim Mazza, Don Grierson, Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 - Tuesday 25 July 1995), Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 - Wednesday 4 September 1991), Mark Levinson, Jerry Seabolt, Gene Watson, unknown guy behind Gene, Ed Keeley, and Lynn Shultz, at Capitol Records in the 1970s

Here’s who is pictured, to the best of my memory, left to right:

Jim Mazza, Don Grierson, Charlie Rich (Wednesday 14 December 1932 – Tuesday 25 July 1995), Dottie West (Tuesday 11 October 1932 – Wednesday 4 September 1991), Mark Levinson, Jerry Seabolt, me (not sure of guy behind me), I think that is Ed Keeley who is barely seen (Ed was the man who got me signed to Capitol), and Lynn Shultz’

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