Thursday, April 21, 2011

Eddie Burris, R. I. P.

Eddie Burris helped make 'Okie from Muskogee' a hit | Tulsa World: "Eddie Burris, the Tulsa native and musician who together with bandmate Merle Haggard co-wrote the flag-waving country blockbuster 'Okie from Muskogee,' died Tuesday in Tulsa. He was 79.
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Burris was playing drums for Haggard's band, the Strangers, in 1969 when he helped write the anthem with which Muskogee would forever be identified."

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