WISH WILLIE A HAPPY 75th BIRTHDAY! **
We now bring you more of Willie Nelson’s regular cast of characters, led by tour manager Poodie Locke.
Harmonica player Mickey Raphael is spot on when he says, “Poodie was our first roadie…now he’s bigger than life… everybody know Poodie more than any of us. ”
Mickey also talks about lighting director Bud Rock, who lucked out of being aboard “the plane” while touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and legendary character Ben Dorsey, who once worked as John Wayne’s valet.
Bubbles in My Beer, Seven Spanish Angels, When I’ve Sung My Last Hillbilly Song, Still is Still Moving to Me
Recommended: Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride
Producer: Joyride Media
Willie Nelson’s road manager, Poodie Locke – Austin, TX, March 2008.
Photo: John Rosenfelder.
** Legend has it Willie’s actual physical birthday is 4/29/33, even though his birth certificate and drivers license says 4/30/33. That gives us two days to celebrate one of our country’s great music legends.