History Detectives

Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Luck and the Loss

Clip: Season 10 Episode 8 | 11m 45s | Video has closed captioning.

Musician Gene Newberry cherishes a plaque he owns with the sheet music and 45 recording of the Sons of the Pioneers’ iconic song, Tumbling Tumbleweeds. But it contains a mysterious inscription by original band member, Bob Nolan: “To Fred – This was the second song I wrote – 1932. It has been both good and bad to me. Bob Nolan.” Hosts Eduardo Pagán and Elyse Luray investigate the story.

Aired: 04/01/13

Rating: NR

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