mtm, CMT channel did a bio-documentary on him a couple years back. Buck mentioned what a huge fan he was of The Beatles (had all their albums, which some of his peers disapproved of!!) and how honored he felt that they cut Act Naturally.
He and Ringo re-cut Act Naturally together about 15 years or so ago. My dad was a big Buck Owens/Hee-Haw fan, so I heard him plenty growing up.
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