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posted 01-12-2013 01:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A few months ago, Omnivore Recordings released a Buck Owens CD entitled "Live" at the White House (...And in Space). In addition to including a live show recorded at the White House in September 1968, the CD also includes a special program they recorded for the Apollo 16 crew.

In early 1972 (the year the actual “Live” At The White House album was released), Buck received another call from his country. This time his mission was to provide music to go to space aboard Apollo 16. A half-hour show was recorded by Buck and his band at his Bakersfield studios. Astronaut Charlie Duke recollects that the crew enjoyed listening to the tapes in space: “It was really fun—we played those tapes a lot during our flight to and from the Moon.” Now, for the first time, the rest of us Earthbound folks have a chance to hear what those on Apollo 16 heard in space nearly 40 years ago!

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posted 01-12-2013 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo 8   Click Here to Email Apollo 8     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey, that's a fine old country music CD! I downloaded it right now on Amazon and I real enjoy it. I think I am going to play it all day long and I will feel like I were in space together with John, Charlie and Ken...


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posted 01-12-2013 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As both a space fan and a Buck Owens fan, that is super-cool. I think I just saw some of what my next paycheck will be buying....

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