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I remember when he used to play the rodeo circuit...


because he came to our junior high school once back in the 1970's. George Lindsey was another one who would do that.

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He was great as Festus. I liked Chester too, but I always thought Festus was funnier.

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Yep. He also used to sing with the early western musical group, The Sons Of The Pioneers, and in fact, was their lead singer for a while.

I’ve saw him in an episode of Gunsmoke one time, prior to taking on the character of Festus. And minus the scruff, and the hillbilly accent, you could barely even tell that it was the same person.

Ken Curtis with The Sons Of The Pioneers, singing Room Full Of Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=dhlpDbhurR0

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What exactly is the rodeo circuit?

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