As reported by the Associated Press:
"We also initiated a new sound to white kids who probably never would have heard it if it had not been for the power of WLAC." Pictured at the 1992 Tribute to "Hoss" Allen in Nashville are (left to right): Sam Phillips, originator of Sun Records in Memphis; Bob Patton, Bob Patton Associates; Bill "Hossman" Allen; Gospel DJ Legend, Martha Jean "The Queen," WQBH-Detroit, MI; Jack "The Rapper" Gibson; and Tracy Nelson of the blues band "Mother Earth." Allen was 74.
For those of you able to track it down, the March 6, 1997 issue of "Nashville Scene" contains much more information about the career and personal life of Bill Allen. Many thanks, JTD, for sending me a photocopy.
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