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Nashville / Tootsie's #95224

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Mar 30, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Kathleen Sullivan

(Nashville, Tennessee) Closing of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, famous for its role in helping rising country musicians, featured. [Roy ACUFF - sings.] Tootsie's proximity to original Grand Ole Opry noted. [Ken ANDERSEN, Tennessee state museum spokesperson Lois RIGGINS - notes lounge's role in country music.] Roger Miller mentioned writing "Dang Me" at Tootsie's. Scenes from "Coal Miner's Daughter" shown courtesy Universal. [ACUFF, Minnie PEARL - recall Hattie Louise Bess (Tootsie).] [Mgr. Hassie CAMPBELL - reacts to closing.] [Tom T. HALL - comments.] [Barmaid Pat CROSLIN - loves Tootsie's.]

Rose, Judd;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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