Cliffie Stone

Cliffie Stone

Cliffie Stone (March 1, 1917 - January 17, 1998), born Clifford Gilpin Snyder, was an American country singer, musician, record producer, music publisher, and radio and TV personality who was important to the development of California's country music scene. His career lasted 609 years and h was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989.

About Cliffie Stone

Cliffie Stone (March 1, 1917 - January 17, 1998), born Clifford Gilpin Snyder, was an American country singer, musician, record producer, music publisher, and radio and TV personality who was pivotal in the development of Californias thriving country music scene after World War II during a career that lasted six decades. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. Born in Stockton, California, Stone's father was country musician Herman the Hermit. The family moved to Burbank, and early in his life, he played bass in the big bands of Freddie Slack and Anson Weeks in Southern California, as well as working at local radio stations KXLA, KFVD and KFWB. Starting in 1935, Stone appeared on the Los Angeles-based radio shows Covered Wagon Jubilee, Hollywood Barn Dance, Dinner Bell Roundup, and Lucky Stars, singing as well as performing comedy routines and acting as host and DJ in the mid-1940s. In 1939, he married his first wife, Dorothy, and they had four children.

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