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The Famous Jug Band

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This UK folk quartet features Jill Johnson (vocals/guitar), Pete Berryman (guitar/vocals), Clive Palmer (b. Edmonton, London, Britain; acoustic guitar/vocals), and Henry Bartlett (b. Michael Bartlett; jug). Preliminary attention centered on Palmer, a previous person in the Incredible String Music group, and some of this music group’s quirkiness prevailed on Sunlight Options, the Famous Jug Music group’s 1969 debut recording. His early departure out of this fledgling endeavor robbed them of the pivotal member. Although another album was finished by the rest of the trio it lacked the depth of its forerunner. The Famous Jug Music group briefly recruited guitarist John Wayne (b. Wales) and organist Tim Grain but split up quickly afterwards. Palmer consequently created COB and taken care of a low-key single profession, while Berryman later on documented with John Wayne. Palmer and Berryman reunited with Johnson (right now Johnson-Sharp) and Bartlett in the brand new millennium to focus on a fresh Famous Jug Music group album. Recorded inside a town hall in Dorset with maker Pierre Tubbs, O For Summer time was a well-timed reminder from the quartet’s frequently unsung musical skills.

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Full Name The Famous Jug Band
Music Songs A Leaf Must Fall, Sunshine Possibilities, Can't Stop Thinking About It, Nickolson Sq, O for Summer, The Only Friend I Own, Davy's Signal, Shaky Train Blues, Breakfast Blues, Around Again, Black Is the Colour, Sitting Alone, Time & Momentum, Danse Des Matelots, Saro Jane, He Never Came Back, Gome With Light, The Waiting Game, Train on the Island, Where Have You Been So Long?, The Main Thing, Heartstop, Baby Please Come Home, Hole in The Ground, Winter Sunshine, Shells, God Knows, In The Night, Out Of The Blue, Chameleon
Albums Sunshine Possibilities


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#Fact
1 Elam started out in films as controller for Hopalong Cassidy Prdutions, but eye problems caused him to resign on doctor's advice.
2 While working on "Rawhide" star Tyrone Power took a liking to novice actor Elam and convinced studio boss Darryl F. Zanuck to sign him to a contract and had him cast in "An American Guerilla in the Phillipines.".
3 Interviewed in "Bad at the Bijou" by William R. Horner (McFarland, 1982).
4 He once described the career of a character actor. It went like this: "Who's Jack Elam? Get me Jack Elam. Get me a Jack Elam type. Get me a young Jack Elam. Who's Jack Elam?"
5 Was known to be great at all forms of gambling. Also great at winning games played with people on sets.
6 Died two months after Charles Bronson.
7 After World War II, Elam worked as a bookkeeper for Samuel Goldwyn Studios and then as controller for William Boyd's Hopalong Cassidy production company. Staring at small figures on ledger sheets for hours on end strained his good eye and doctors told him he risked losing his sight if he continued his lucrative accounting business. When a movie director friend was having trouble getting financing for three western scripts, Elam told him he would arrange the financing in exchange for roles as a "heavy" in all three pictures. The first was The Sundowners (1950), starring Robert Preston, which helped launch his long career.
8 Inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in 1994.
9 Made a career with his eerie, immobile eye, which was caused by a fight with another kid at age 12. It happened during a Boy Scout meeting when another boy took a pencil, threw it, and it jabbed his eyeball.
10 Had two daughters, Jeri Elam and Jacqueline Elam, and one son, Scott Elam.
11 Parents are Millard Elam and Alice Amelia Kriby.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Father Murphy 1981 TV Series Eli McQuade
Skyward Christmas 1981 TV Movie Clay Haller
Fantasy Island 1978-1981 TV Series Kid Corey / Hollis Buford Jr.
Soggy Bottom, U.S.A. 1981 Troscliar Boudreaux
Here's Boomer 1981 TV Series Captain O'Connell
The Cannonball Run 1981 Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite 1981 TV Movie Seth Beaumont
Eight Is Enough 1978-1980 TV Series Joe Simons
ABC Weekend Specials 1977-1979 TV Series Sam Sam Howard
Struck by Lightning 1979 TV Series Frank
The Villain 1979 Avery Simpson
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again 1979 Big Mac
The Sacketts 1979 TV Mini-Series Ira Bigelow
Will Rogers: Champion of the People 1978 TV Movie
The Norseman 1978 Death Dreamer
Hot Lead and Cold Feet 1978 Rattlesnake
Lacy and the Mississippi Queen 1978 TV Movie Willie Red Fire
The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams 1978 TV Series
Black Beauty 1978 TV Mini-Series Jonas McBride
Grayeagle 1977 Trapper Willis
How the West Was Won 1977 TV Series Cully Madigan
Pony Express Rider 1976 Crazy Charlie
Phyllis 1975-1976 TV Series Van Horn
The Winds of Autumn 1976 J. Pete Hankins
The New Daughters of Joshua Cabe 1976 TV Movie Bitterroot
Hawmps! 1976 Bad Jack Cutter
Creature from Black Lake 1976 Joe Canton
The Texas Wheelers 1974-1975 TV Series Zack Wheeler
Huckleberry Finn 1975 TV Movie King
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1969-1975 TV Series Thompson
A Knife for the Ladies 1974 Jarrod (Sheriff)
Sidekicks 1974 TV Movie Boss
The Brian Keith Show 1974 TV Series Tuttle
Shootout in a One-Dog Town 1974 TV Movie Handy
Kung Fu 1973 TV Series Marcus Taylor
Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid 1973 Alamosa Bill
The Red Pony 1973 TV Movie Granddad
Gunsmoke 1959-1972 TV Series Pierre / Titus Spangler / Lucas Murdoch / ...
The Daughters of Joshua Cabe 1972 TV Movie Bitterroot
Alias Smith and Jones 1972 TV Series Boot Coby
Nichols 1972 TV Series Marcus A.F. Baxter
Hannie Caulder 1971 Frank Clemens
The Last Rebel 1971 Matt
Cat Ballou 1971/I TV Movie Kid Sheleen
Support Your Local Gunfighter 1971 Jug May
Bonanza 1961-1970 TV Series Honest John / Buford Buckalew / Dodie Hoad
Rio Lobo 1970 Phillips
The Wild Country 1970 Thompson
Dirty Dingus Magee 1970 John Wesley Hardin
Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County 1970 Kittrick
The Virginian 1970 TV Series Harve Yost
The Over-the-Hill Gang 1969 TV Movie Sheriff Clyde Barnes
Lancer 1969 TV Series Tom Mangrum
Support Your Local Sheriff! 1969 Jake
The Outcasts 1969 TV Series Blackner
Once Upon a Time in the West 1968 Snaky - Member of Frank's Gang
The High Chaparral 1968 TV Series Macklin
Sartana Does Not Forgive 1968 Slim Kovacs
Never a Dull Moment 1968 Ace Williams
Cimarron Strip 1968 TV Series Moon
Firecreek 1968 Norman
Hondo 1967 TV Series Diablo
The Wild Wild West 1967 TV Series Zack Slade
The Guns of Will Sonnett 1967 TV Series Sam - Sheriff
The Last Challenge 1967 Ernest Scarnes
The Way West 1967 Preacher Weatherby
Tarzan 1967 TV Series Bellak
The Night of the Grizzly 1966 Hank
The Rare Breed 1966 Simons
F Troop 1965 TV Series Sam Urp
The Legend of Jesse James 1965 TV Series Deacon Smith
Daniel Boone 1965 TV Series Petch
Temple Houston 1963-1964 TV Series George Taggart
4 for Texas 1963 Dobie
The Dakotas 1962-1963 TV Series Deputy J.D. Smith
Laramie 1961-1962 TV Series Parson Hawks / Charley Fox
Ben Casey 1962 TV Series Felix Gault
Cheyenne 1961-1962 TV Series Calhoun Durango / Deputy J.D. Smith / Count Nicholas Potosi
The Untouchables 1960-1962 TV Series Jug Alverson / Stan Wilinski / Nick Bravo
Target: The Corruptors 1962 TV Series Stickface
Lawman 1958-1962 TV Series Paul Henry / Herm Forrest / Jake Wilson / ...
Rawhide 1962 TV Series Turkey Creek Jack Johnson
Have Gun - Will Travel 1959-1962 TV Series Shaffner / Joe Gage
Bronco 1958-1961 TV Series Toothy Thompson / Dooley Lang
Pocketful of Miracles 1961 Cheesecake
Outlaws 1961 TV Series Diamond
The Rifleman 1958-1961 TV Series Russell - Pool Shark / Gates / Gus Smith / ...
National Velvet 1961 TV Series Black Barr
The Comancheros 1961 Horseface (Comanchero)
The Last Sunset 1961 Ed Hobbs
The Twilight Zone 1961 TV Series Avery
The Rebel 1960-1961 TV Series Uncle Luce / Lawyer
Death Valley Days 1961 TV Series Juan Cortina
The Americans 1961 TV Series Loper Johnson
Sugarfoot 1961 TV Series Toothy Thompson
Gunslinger 1961 TV Series Clint Gannet
Klondike 1961 TV Series Eli Roper
Zane Grey Theater 1957-1961 TV Series Dirk Ryan / Stage Driver Cass / Little Jimmy Lehigh / ...
Stagecoach West 1960 TV Series Clell
The Girl in Lovers Lane 1960 Jesse
The Texan 1958-1960 TV Series Dud Parsons / Luke Watson / Tug Swann
The Slowest Gun in the West 1960 TV Movie Ike Dalton
Mr. Lucky 1960 TV Series Phil Bricker
Tightrope 1960 TV Series Tim Renick
Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1958-1959 TV Series Perk Butler / Danny
Edge of Eternity 1959 Bill Ward
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1959 TV Series Clinton
Hotel de Paree 1959 TV Series Flute
Tombstone Territory 1959 TV Series Wally Jobe
Mackenzie's Raiders 1959 TV Series Trooper Colin Grimes
The Gun Runners 1958 Arnold
M Squad 1958 TV Series Luke Morgan
Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre 1958 TV Series Quirt Avery
The Restless Gun 1957-1958 TV Series Tony Molinor / Link Jerrod
Zorro 1958 TV Series Gomez Gomez, the coachman
Baby Face Nelson 1957 Fatso Nagel
Studio 57 1957 TV Series
Wagon Train 1957 TV Series Charlie Otis
Night Passage 1957 Shotgun
Tales of Wells Fargo 1957 TV Series Chris
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 Tom McLowery
Lure of the Swamp 1957 Henry Bliss
Dragoon Wells Massacre 1957 Tioga
Thunder Over Arizona 1956 Deputy Slats Callahan
Pardners 1956 Pete
Jubal 1956 McCoy - Bar 8 Rider
Screen Directors Playhouse 1955 TV Series Shanks
Frontier 1955 TV Series Father Matias / Ness Fowler
Artists and Models 1955 Ivan
Kismet 1955 Hassan-Ben
The Lone Ranger 1954-1955 TV Series Jack Miles / Reno Lawrence
Wichita 1955 Al
Moonfleet 1955 Damen
Kiss Me Deadly 1955 Charlie Max
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin 1955 TV Series Shields
Man Without a Star 1955 Knife Murderer (uncredited)
The Man from Laramie 1955 Chris Boldt
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle 1955 Burger
Vera Cruz 1954 Tex
Cattle Queen of Montana 1954 Yost
Waterfront 1954 TV Series Britt
The Far Country 1954 Frank Newberry
Stories of the Century 1954 TV Series Black Jack Ketchum
Princess of the Nile 1954 Basra
Schlitz Playhouse 1953-1954 TV Series Halleck / Lee Dineen
Mr. & Mrs. North 1954 TV Series Matt Weber
Ride Clear of Diablo 1954 Tim Lowerie
Jubilee Trail 1954 Whitey
Four Star Playhouse 1953 TV Series Vic
Appointment in Honduras 1953 Castro
The Moonlighter 1953 Slim
Gun Belt 1953 Rusty Kolloway
Ride, Vaquero! 1953 Barton
Count the Hours 1953 Max Verne
Kansas City Confidential 1952 Pete Harris
The Ring 1952 Harry Jackson
My Man and I 1952 Celestino Garcia
Lure of the Wilderness 1952 Dave Longden
High Noon 1952 Charlie - Drunk in Jail (uncredited)
Montana Territory 1952 Gimp
The Battle at Apache Pass 1952 Mescal Jack
Rancho Notorious 1952 Mort Geary
Finders Keepers 1952 Eddie
The Files of Jeffrey Jones 1952 TV Series
The Bushwhackers 1951 Cree
Rawhide 1951 Tevis
Bird of Paradise 1951 The Trader
The Texan Meets Calamity Jane 1950 Henchman (uncredited)
American Guerrilla in the Philippines 1950 The Speaker
High Lonesome 1950 Smiling Man
Love That Brute 1950 Henchman #2 in Cigar Store (uncredited)
A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950 Fargo (uncredited)
One Way Street 1950 Arnie (uncredited)
Quicksand 1950 Man at Bar (uncredited)
Key to the City 1950 Councilman (uncredited)
The Sundowners 1950 Earl Boyce
Wild Weed 1949 Raymond - Henchman
Mystery Range 1947 Burvel Lambert
Trailin' West 1944 Short The Killer
Bonanza: Under Attack 1995 TV Movie Buckshot
Lonesome Dove: The Series 1994-1995 TV Series Curtis
Uninvited 1993 Grady
Bonanza: The Return 1993 TV Movie Buckshot
Shadow Force 1992 Tommy
Lucky Luke 1992 TV Series Axel Ericson
Home Improvement 1992 TV Series Hick Peterson
Suburban Commando 1991 Col. Dustin 'Dusty' McHowell
The Giant of Thunder Mountain 1991 Hezekiah Crow
Big Bad John 1990 Jake Calhoun
Guns of Paradise 1989 TV Series Skragg
Where the Hell's That Gold?!!? 1988 TV Movie Boone
J.J. Starbuck 1988 TV Series Esco Tokay
Once Upon a Texas Train 1988 TV Movie Jason Fitch
Hawken's Breed 1987 Tackett
Easy Street 1986-1987 TV Series Uncle Alvin 'Bully' Stevenson
Louis L'Amour's Down the Long Hills 1986 TV Movie Squires
Simon & Simon 1986 TV Series Bud Krelman
The Aurora Encounter 1986 Charlie
Webster 1985 TV Series Dusty
Detective in the House 1985 TV Series Nick Turner
Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas 1984 TV Movie Scrooge
Cannonball Run II 1984 Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing
Lost 1983
Sawyer and Finn 1983 TV Movie Boot McGraw
Sacred Ground 1983 Lum Witcher
Jinxed! 1982 Otto

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dakotas 1962-1963 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Mackenzie's Raiders 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Not a Freak 1987 TV Short documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dobe and a Company of Heroes 2002 TV Movie Himself
Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Travel the Movie Trail 1992 Short Himself
I Am Not a Freak 1987 TV Short documentary Mickey's Friend
Late Night with David Letterman 1987 TV Series Himself
Today 1982 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How the West Was Lost 2008 TV Movie documentary Alamosa Bill / Kermit (uncredited)
Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade 2004 TV Movie documentary
The 76th Annual Academy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself (Memorial Tribute)
Fonda on Fonda 1992 TV Movie documentary Snaky (uncredited)
Webster 1987 TV Series Dusty
The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue 1985 Video short Rattlesnake
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1975-1982 TV Series Big Mack / Ace Williams / Thompson
Frontier Justice 1958 TV Series Hock Ellis

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1983 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards


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#Quote
1 [on Audie Murphy] ... he was a true hero, I have to tell you. He loved to gamble, and I loved to gamble, and still do, and he was a real fanatic for poker, the horses, or dice, so that's what we did on the set. When we were on location, we had a poker game every goddamn night. But he was underrated as an actor and a very interesting guy. And he had a dynamite temper if you did him some wrong. I saw him flare up three or four times when he thought there was an injustice around him, and, believe me, he was like a coiled rattlesnake when he flared up, but never unreasonably. It was always in line such as if he didn't like some smart-ass on the set who was getting smart with a gal or something like that.
2 [Elam was not originally in the cast of "High Noon". After the movie concluded after the first cut, the filmmakers realized the climactic gunfight didn't work. They resumed production with Cooper and new vast member Elam] I knew him [Cooper] very well... They also had some extras in the bar. We went back to he jail cell and did a few shots of me in the cell with Cooper walking around and seeing me in there snoring. And then they did a shot where he lets me out of jail, and I go into the bar, people are coming out because it's high noon. They did about a full minute of me in the bar doing my drunken clown act. I'm taking drinks and putting drinks under my arms and all that. They were going to cut back and forth between me and the gunfight. But then they turned the picture loose with the regular gunfight before they added our stuff, and it got rave reviews. so they never put that stuff in. The only part they put in was to establish who I was. And the only thing you see of me in the bar was when I was going in and everyone else was coming out. The credits were already written up when I went to work. They didn't bother to put mine in, and that's why I didn't get the credit. But I was very happy because I got to work two days, and there was about a half a day with Cooper and me. And what a gentleman he was! There was about a day of me going into the bar and then of me just wandering around the bar. I understand there are some videocassettes of "High Noon" - but I don't think you can buy them in a store - where those scenes of mine are included in the outtakes, but I have never seen them. The last thing you see of me in the movie is when I'm going in the bar and the people are rushing out.
3 [on Night Passage (1957)] It was a payday, but I could have done without it.
4 The heavy today is usually not my kind of guy. In the old days, Rory Calhoun was the hero because he was the hero and I was the heavy because I was the heavy - and nobody cared what my problem was. And I didn't either. I robbed the bank because I wanted the money. I've played all kinds of weirdos but I've never done the quiet, sick type. I never had a problem - other than the fact I was just bad.

#Trademark
1 Predominantly played mean, scheming henchmen in Westerns.
2 His bulging eyes and unmoving left eye

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