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Bakersfield Country Slideshow


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Don Rich - Most Valuable Buckaroo
Don Rich and Buck Owens

Don Rich and Buck Owens performing in 1966.

Image courtesy of Capitol-EMI / Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
A huge part of the Bakersfield sound was guitar and fiddle player Don Rich (pictured left). Rich was the lynchpin member of Buck Owens and the Buckaroos before his motorcycle death in 1974.

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