Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5/21/87 Larry Gatlin Visits Local Schools

On this day in 1987...

Country music superstar Larry Gatlin signs a school album at Stuchberry Elementary for fifth grade teacher Barbara Charba as a curious student looks on. Gatlin, an admitted alcoholic and past drug user spoke to students at Stuchberry and Beverly Hills Intermediate about the effect drugs have had on his life. His wife Janis taught second grade at Stuchberry while he was playing football for the University of Houston.

I tried to find a 1987 era Gatlin video on YouTube to embed, but the one I finally pinned down has embedding disabled. So, if you're interested, click here to see Larry and brothers in leather pants with a rockin' 80s mullet, singing "Houston" to complete the scene. (Skip to 3:16, or enjoy Willie first, you're choice.)

Larry, more recently, that I can embed, singing the same at the Opry:

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