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Tommy Allsup (1931–2017)

Tommy Allsup was an American rockabilly and swing musician. He was well known as a famous member of the Cherokee Nation. He worked with famous artists like Buddy Holly, Bob Wills, His Texas Playboys, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, the Ventures, The Crickets, Ronnie Smith, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings, to name ... See full bio »

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Honkytonk Man Texas Playboy
Arena Self - guitarist, Buddy Holly's Band


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 1982 Honkytonk Man
Texas Playboy (as Tommy Alsup)
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  The Man from the Rio Grande (Documentary)
 2007 6 Degrees of Martina McBride (TV Movie)
Self (as Tommy Alsup)
 2000 The Final Day (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Buddy Holly (2000) ... Self
 1999 Asleep at the Wheel: The Making of 'Ride with Bob' (TV Movie)
Self (as Tommy Alsup)
 1999 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary)
- The Day the Music Died (1999) ... Self (as Tommy Alsup)
 1987 The Real Buddy Holly Story (Documentary)
 1985 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Self - guitarist, Buddy Holly's Band
- Buddy Holly (1985) ... Self - guitarist, Buddy Holly's Band

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