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At age 18 in 1935 Hank Penny put together his Radio Cowboys – one year before competitor Pee Wee King founded his Golden West Cowboys. His few and far between recordings feature his crack pedal steel player Noel Boggs and the vocal stylings of teenage singer (and future Gong Show stalwart) Jaye P. Morgan.

Hank made appearances in a couple Westerns, and was a regular on Spade Cooley’s TV show in the 40s, before joining forces with a partner to open the famous and long running Palomino country western nightclub in North Hollywood.

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