Dick CARR (1985)
1911 – Born in
His family belonged to a religious organisation that did not
approve of music.
1927 – Age 16 he got a guitar
but had to practice in secret. He sang in the Jimmie Rodgers
style to his own style of accompaniment.
Worked with jazz and dance
bands. Also learnt the steel guitar.
with a dance band.
1939 – Moved to
and started working with Norm Scott’s Hawaiian Club. Toured for
18 months with Tex Morton as one of the original “Roughriders
Band”. (Tex made three recording sessions with the Roughriders
between 1941 and 1943).
after the tour and worked in nightclubs.
1947 – Played backing guitar on
the recording sessions for Smilin’ Billy Blinkhorn and Donn
1948 - Backed Tim McNamara on
his recording sessions.
1951 – With Herbie Marks formed
the Herbie Marks Trio and Herbie Marks Quintet and backed a
number of artists on their recordings.
1952 – Ron Wills, from EMI,
talked Dick Carr into forming a semi-permanent studio band to
back artists. The 18th
December was the first recording featuring Dick Carr and his
Buckaroos as the backed the LeGarde Twins. The original
Buckaroos consisted of Dick Carr on rhythm and steel, George
Golla on lead, Gordon Scott on fiddle, Reg Robinson on bass and
Tommy Spencer on drums.
For nearly 10 years Dick Carr
and His Buckaroos backed EMI artists