Johnny Bond was one of the few members of Gene Autry’s musical troupe to participate in every phase of Autry’s entertainment career. A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Bond’s insightful recollections and humorous stories recall a time when radio and movies were the primary source of entertainment for millions of Americans. They are of a time when highways were two-lane, cars and busses were not air conditioned, and the music traveled those roads. The reader is presented with a unique picture from a true insider of one of the 20th Century’s greatest and most beloved entertainers, Gene Autry.
30 Years On The Road With Gene Autry was written by Johnny Bond in 1975 but was not published at the time. Patsy Montana told me in 1979 that Johnny would not publish it because of his friendship with Gene Autry who apparently didn't want anything negative and it mentions the dates he missed due to drinking. Overall Autry was fair with those who worked with him. There's also recollections by Bond of his own career. The book is published by Johnny Bond's daughter Sherry as it should be now that Autry and Bond have both passed on.
Author: Johnny Bond
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