Dolly Parton, London 1977

Dolly Parton, London 1977

HA and Debbie Tucker at Lynn's, Aug 2016

HA and Debbie Tucker at Lynn’s Dance Club, Aug 2016

Earlier this month, we were dancing and listening to the music of the famous Catalinas beach band at Lynn’s Dance Club, and a woman came up to me and said,”H.A., I’m Debbie Tucker. I was in your Dolly Parton Look-Alike Contest on WBT in 1978.”

Wow, that blew open the doors of memories! I was doing a midday show on WBT in the 1970’s, and a Dolly Parton concert was coming to town. The station management cooked up the idea of having a Dolly Parton Look-Alike contest; a giveaway of $250 and two tickets to her show. We held it on the square in uptown Charlotte at noon and broadcast it live. Twenty-one contestants showed up to play Dolly and a massive number of downtown spectators appeared. It was a hoot! The winner turned out to be Diane Holler.



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