Roy and Gene: Heroes of the Age
I can still see him, eyes squinting, smiling, sixguns in hand, as Dale Evans sang the song. He waited until Dale sang the words, Shoot, cowboy! and tossed a glass ball upward. Roy Rogers shot and broke each in turn, never losing his peaceful smile. Man, how I loved it! I was about six or eight years old, and Dad had taken me to see Roy and Dale, live, in person, at the old Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio. Even Trigger, Roys amazing horse, was there. Roy was my idol and there he was, right in front of me on the stage. Wow!
I remember that scene like it was yesterday, but its been half a century since I saw it.
A few months later, Dad took me to see the Gene Autry show. Dad and I were w...