ReUnion With A Wrangler


Doug Poindexter and Scotty at Sun - July 5, 2004
Photo James V. Roy

Before getting together with Elvis to record "That's All Right" Scotty and Bill Black were bandmates along with Doug Poindexter in a band called the Starlite Wranglers.  Scotty's nephew, David Moore, the son of his brother Carney is a Memphis electrician and they speak on the phone often.  Several weeks before the July 5th celebration he left a message in Scotty's guestbook that read: "A good friend of mine would love to see you when you come to Memphis next month. He's an old friend of yours. His name is Doug Poindexter. We have coffee every morning at the Kettle Restaurant on Winchester at Lamar about 7:30 am. I'm 43 and love to listen to Doug because I love the music and the people responsible for bringing me so much enjoyment over the years. Doug's in pretty bad shape health wise. Of course, I worry about him. The owner of the Kettle and myself are going to present him with an award on the morning of July 5 for his contribution to the Memphis Music seen. We are hoping this will cheer him up some. I know you will be in town that day I also know you will be quite busy. Perhaps you can spare a few minutes?"


Doug Poindexter and Scotty at Sun - July 5, 2004
Photo James V. Roy


Doug Poindexter and Scotty at Sun - July 5, 2004
Photo James V. Roy

Doug was contacted and arranged to come by Sun Studio on the day of the show.  The two of them sat together in the front office of the studio where they had recorded together over 50 years before.  It was great to see these two together again after so many years.  We want to thank David Moore for helping to make this happen.


Bill Black, Tommy Seals, Doug Poindexter, Millard Yow, Clyde Rush and Scotty Moore
The Starlite Wranglers

**Sadly, Doug Winston Poindexter passed away on October 1, 2004 at Baptist Hospital in Memphis at the age of 76.  He was the retired owner of Southern Statistical Computer Consultants and a former employee of Wonder Bread.  Rest In Peace Doug.

 

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