Host: Allan Newsome
Running time: 0:22:46
Several folks responded to our last episode about the “king” of whistlers, Fred Lowery. If you didn’t hear lasts weeks show (#87), you may want to go back and give it a listen before this episode. We’ll talk a bit more about who exactly it was that whistled the theme of The Andy Griffith Show and theories about why people believe that Mr. Lowery was that whistler.
We’ll also be talking a bit about Mayberry Days held the last full weekend of September in Andy Griffith’s hometown Mt. Airy, NC. It’s certainly a sight to behold and I encourage you to attend Mayberry Days if you have a chance. It’s gooooood!
If you can’t attend, there are other events related to Mayberry and you can learn about them by going to the “Event Calendar” link at iMayberry.com. Try and make plans to visit one of these events and support folks that are trying to bring a little bit of Mayberry to your corner of the world.
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- Mayberry Days – The Surry Arts Council official web site about the annual Mayberry Days celebration. Photos of past events, ticket information, and all kinds of information to help you see why Mayberry Days is somewhere any fan would enjoy.
- Songfacts.com – All kinds of discussion about who whistled the theme to The Andy Griffith Show.
- Fred Lowery @ Answers.com – Information about Mr. Lowery.
- Whistling – Good, everyday whistling can be heard on “The Andy Griffith Show” theme. Ho-hum. Compared to amateur whistling, virtuoso whistling is as space travel is to a walk down the lane.
- Fred Lowery @ SpaceAgePop.com – Fred Lowery was the most successful professional whistler of the 1940s and 1950s. Blinded by scarlet fever at the age of two, he was sent to the Texas School for the Blind in Austin when he was seven. Born 2 November 1909, Palestine, Texas; Died December 1984, Jacksonville, Texas.
- TCNW 87 Facebook photos – Check out the Facebook fan page for Two Chairs No Waiting for images mentioned in this episode.
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