Talk:C. W. McCall

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This article claims the song came at the peak of the CB fad, while the Convoy (song) article claims it started the fad. Anyone know which is true? -R. fiend 06:10, 10 July 2005 (UTC)

Peak of, or nearly so. The beginning of the CB craze was earlier, roughly 1967-68 with the general availability of inexpensive imported solid-state CB equipment. Lowellt 23:31, 25 December 2006 (UTC)

The CB craze was in the late 1970s. I am not sure, really, if "Convoy" came at the peak of it. It certainly escalated it, but then, "The White Knight" by Cledus Maggard might have, also. One thing's for sure: "Convoy" and "The White Night" gave the craze a lot of publicity, and thus may have increased the craze. Duprees62 02:30, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Wolf Creek Pass[edit]

This article would make one think that "Wolf Creek Pass" was the follow-up song to "Convoy." It wasn't. "Wolf Creek Pass" was the follow-up to McCall's first hit, "The Old Home Filler Up an' Keep On Truckin' Cafe'", and it was very successful on the country charts. The follow-up to "Convoy" was "There Won't Be No Country Music (There Won't Be No Rock N' Roll)." Duprees62 02:34, 17 May 2007 (UTC)

Mayoral terms[edit]

Please see Talk:Ouray,_Colorado#C._W._McCall_(Bill_Fries)_as_mayor for an explanation of why I changed the three terms reference to six years. OlenWhitakertalk to me or don't • ♣ 18:21, 25 March 2008 (UTC) 18:21, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Life as Bill Fries[edit]

Found an article with a heck of a lot of information on Bill Fries early years and how the C.W. McCall character was created to sell bread. Really interesting stuff, if anyone thinks it's useful. Goes back before that to a song he wrote for the Union Pacific Railroad called "We're a Great Big Rollin' Rail Road". Ebrockway (talk) 05:05, 19 March 2012 (UTC)