Winford Lindsey Stewart - born 7th June, 1934 (Morrisville, Missouri) [died 17th July, 1985]
Pioneer of the Bakersfield Sound; he influenced both Buck Owens & Merle Haggard - Merle played bass in his band during 1962/3 and had his first hit with a song written by Wyn.
Two of his hits performed on Buck Owens' TV show, backed by the Buckaroos -
'It's Such a Pretty World Today'
He was the first to record Vern Stovall's song 'Long Black Limousine' in 1958, although his version remained unreleased until a Bear Family Records 10 CD boxed set
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