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I removed the following sentence from this article: "Bobby Bare is a so called "norwegian-friend"." Happy to stick in back in if someone can tell me what it means... Dina 16:35, 22 August 2006 (UTC)
This article is mainly just disorganized, dubious, unsubstantiated facts just thrown together in any old order. Bobby Bare is a great talent, and this article gives Bare no justice. It needs a heck of a lot of work. Duprees62 08:57, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
According to Chet Atkins (who was chief of RCA's Nashville office and primary country producer) on the Cinemax special "Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player," Don Bowman was responsible for Chet meeting and signing Waylon Jennings to a recording contract at RCA, not Bobby Bare. Atkins has credited Bare with introducing him to other up-and-comers, but not Waylon. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:22, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
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I added a couple of refs based on a couple of Joel Whitburn's books showing Billboard positions and info. Also fixed a couple of song titles, dates, and did some reorganizing.
Here are a few things I changed drastically:
1. He won a "Song of the Year" Grammy in 1963 for "Detroit City."
No he didn't.
2. ..."Shame On Me," sold nearly a million copies in 1962.
It certainly didn't sell a million, and 'nearly' is completely unsubstantiated, esp. since in reached just #23 on the Pop charts and #18 on Country.
3. ..."500 Miles Away From Home" (his only Pop Top 10 with his name credited on the record label)
Actually, two songs hit before this.
"The All-American Boy" rumor mill
There are several versions of how Bare's song came to be released with Bill Parsons' name on it. The version in the article, that it was a mistake, doesn't seem very likely.
Another version, which seems more credible, is that Bare was about to be drafted and would be unable to perform the song at personal appearances, so with or without his approval, the song was released as by Parsons, whom the record company was promoting at the time.22.214.171.124 (talk) 11:47, 8 June 2013 (UTC)