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Henry Ade
and His Stardusters

About the Artist

Henry Ade and his Stardusters were an act out of Indiana in the mid-1950s. By 1953, they had already been performing together for four years. They were said to have played ballads as well as square dance and round music.

The group also appeared on radio station WGL in Fort Wayne, Indiana in addtion to their personal appearances. They also appeared on occasion at the well known country music venue, Buck Lake Ranch.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

Group members:

  • Henry Ade, leader, Hawaiian guitar
  • De Lon Ray, electric Spanish guitar
  • Junior Ade, bass
  • Bill Swift, vocals, rhythm guitar

Credits & Sources

  • Country Song Roundup No. 27; December 1953; American Folk Publications, Inc.; Derby, CT