Theodore Harmon “Buddy” Hayes

Theodore Harmon “Buddy” Hayes

Birth
Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Apr 1997 (aged 80)
Coos Bay, Coos County, Oregon, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean
Memorial ID 63168555 · View Source
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Buddy Hayes was a professional musician his entire life. He began in his parents' Hayes Family Band on vaudeville as a young child playing brass instruments in the early 1920s. As a student at Huntington (W.Va.) High School, he and two brothers formed the Hayes Brothers Orchestra performing locally at many venues. Buddy was their bass player. At the age of 20, 1936, he left Huntington for life on the road. Along the way, he continued playing bass professionally with Larry Funk (1936), Art Mooney (1939), Stan Kenton (1939), Ken Baker (1940), Texas Jim Lewis & His Lone Star Cowboys (1941), Les Paul (1948), Spike Jones (1949), and Harry James (1951). However, his longest stay with a group -- and the one he's most famous for -- was on the Lawrence Welk TV show from 1955 until about 1966. Buddy joined Welk in '54 before they ever aired on TV.



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  • Created by: Dana W. Smith II
  • Added: 20 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63168555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Harmon “Buddy” Hayes (1 Aug 1916–26 Apr 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63168555, ; Maintained by Dana W. Smith II (contributor 47051663) Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea, who reports a Ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean.