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