CHARLIE MOORE (AND HIS DIXIE PARTNERS)
- From Piedmont, South Carolina; later, Richmond, Virginia.
- Began performing at age 17 (1952) with his group The Dixie Partners
- 1960, formed a partnership with Bill Napier and performed as Moore and Napier. Recorded several albums for King Records. Famous for their “truck driving” songs which got heavy juke-box play.
- 1969, re-formed The Dixie Partners and recorded several more albums.
- Wrote many well-known songs, including “The Legend of the Rebel Soldier” based on the life of his great grandfather.
- Had his own TV show in the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC region. Also was a country DJ.
- Died at the age of 44 in 1979.