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John Wilkinsons first recording with 8 years

Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:15 am

On some sides, there is a new story: Brett Miller and the widow of Elvis’ bass player John Wilkinson Terry have found in Springfield (Missouri) a little nice rarity. It is a private recording acetate of the 8 years old John for his mother as a gift to their mothers day (!). The recording is from the year 1953 (!).

John says Hello to his mother and plays a little melody that is from him. After that, he sings a short version of the famous song Yankee Doodle. The founder shows a video on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lI4w00A29A

Re: John Wilkinsons first recording with 8 years

Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:27 am

That is really something! Very touching, and kind of sad, too.

Thank you so much for posting!

Here it is, embedded.

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rjm

Re: John Wilkinsons first recording with 8 years

Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:32 am

And here is side B

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Re: John Wilkinsons first recording with 8 years

Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:01 pm

Thanks for that. Very touching. It is hard to listen to this and then realise that John has left us. I met him once and he was a lovely and genuine person. RIP.