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Fiddlin' Red Herron
Born:  December 1, 1917
Died:  January 9, 1992
Brown County Jamboree
WIBC Jamboree
WKRC Cornhuskers Jamboree
WIBC Indianapolis, IN

About The Artist

Research of Fiddlin' Red Herron started from work on another biography. Rural Radio magazine mentioned the folks that were part of Cousin Emmy's Kinfolk in the June 1938 issue. Peggy Stewart detailed the names and even provided birth dates. She wrote that Fred Herran was born in Cincinnati on December 1, 1918. However, after trying several searches in Ancestry, it was discovered that his real name was John Fred Herron and was actually born on December 1, 1917 in Cincinnati.

That in turn led to discovering his obituary in The Indianapolis Star in January of 1992. His obituary mentioned a self-employed musician and had retired in 1984.

Credits & Sources

  • Family Gossip; Peggy Stewart; June 1938; Rural Radio; Rural Radio, Inc.; Nashville, TN
  • Obituary: Fred Herron; January 10, 1992; The Indianapolis Star; Indianapolis, IN

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

Rec. No. Side Song Title
  10010 A Soldier's Joy
  10010 B Fifty Years Ago
  10018 A Cripple Creek
  10018 B Cindy
  10024 A Devil's Dream
  10024 B Back Up And Push
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  629 A Listen To The Mocking Bird
  629 B Billy In The Low Land
  712 A Goodnight Waltz
  712 B Deck Of Cards
  801 A Sally Goodin'
  801 B Over The Waves Waltz

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