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February 25, 2013

Halls of Fame

Sonny Curtis, Ronnie Dunn and Roger Miller added to Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame

Special Article to the American-Statesman

West Texan Sonny Curtis wrote ‘I Fought the Law,’ one of the first rock rebellion songs, as well as ‘Love Is All Around,’ better known as the theme to ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’

But even if he had not written a single song, Curtis would be a notable figure in rock ’n’ roll history for his close association with Buddy Holly, less than a year older, with whom Curtis played guitar and fiddle before Buddy formed the Crickets. Curtis was in the band — along with Jerry Allison on drums and Don Guess on bass — when Buddy Holly opened for Elvis Presley at Lubbock’s Fair Park Coliseum in 1956.

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