|This Day in Harley-Davidson History – August 24, 1958 – Carroll Resweber claims the 20-mile national title|
Harley-Davidson swept the 1958 racing Grand National competition held in Du Quoin, IL, marking the fifth straight year that Harley was first in the nation. Leading the pack was Carroll Resweber with 36 points. One point behind was Joe Leonard in second place. Three new AMA records were set: Joe Leonard won the 200-mile Beach-Road Course in 1 hour, 59 minutes, 11.3 seconds and the 50-mile, 1-mile dirt track in 34 min, 33 sec; and Carroll Resweber led the 20-mile, 1-mile dirt track race in 14 min, 5.12 sec. Harley had an additional seven outstanding victories throughout the year.
|In the 1970s Johnny Cash tried to help his close friend, |
legendary Nashville guitarist Hank Garland,
restart his career by bringing him into the studio to record.
You've heard Hank, he played on recordings by Brenda Lee,
Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Marty Robbins,
Everly Bros, and performed with Cash, Tillis, and Elvis.
He was either a country guy who played jazz or a jazz guy
who played country. His album Jazz Winds from a New Direction
is cited by countless jazz guitarists as a major inspiration.
That album has been bundled with two of his other instrumental
albums and renamed Move! The Guitar Artistry of Hank
Garland, and is available as a 2 CD set or mp3 download.
Give it up for Hank!