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September 19, 2013

Rockabilly legend Mac Curtis dies

Injury from vehicle wreck kills Weatherford man whose music became wildly popular in Europe


“The first time I went to tour with him in Europe, I was stunned,” Page said.

Curtis had police escorts, and fans screamed for his autograph, she said.

He was also one of the first inducted into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame in the ‘90s.

Curtis was loved and respected in his profession, always humble about his fame and appreciated his fans, she said.

Though he is primarily known for his upbeat rockabilly music, Curtis also wrote country and gospel music.

Page said she loves his ballads, which display his beautiful voice, even more than his rockabilly hits.

In 2008, Curtis moved back to Weatherford from the Metroplex, settling near Spring Creek Tabernacle where he first began playing.

Within the last couple of years, Curtis toured England and played at a rockabilly festival in Las Vegas with other music legends.

In Weatherford in recent years, Curtis also played at the Texas Opry and during a benefit for the American Legion Post 163’s building fund and veteran transportation fund.

One of his proudest achievements was receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from Weatherford High School in 2010, Page said.

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