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 James Edward “Jimmy” Belken, Sr

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James Edward “Jimmy” Belken, Sr

  • Birth 25 May 1931 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Death 19 Aug 2000 Garland, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 8721024

Accomplished fiddle player, having played for some of the top names in Country and Western Swing music, including Bob Wills, Hank Thompson, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Red Foley, Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis and many others. His career spanned 5 decades. He appeared on many televised music shows including Austin City Limits and Ozark Jubilee. He played for 3 presidents: Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. Jimmy was inducted into the The Cowtown Society of Western Music in Fort Worth, Texas in the spring of 2000.

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  • Originally Created by: M. L.
  • Added: 4 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8721024
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Edward “Jimmy” Belken, Sr (25 May 1931–19 Aug 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8721024, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .