b. Vernon Spencer, 13 July 1908, Webb Town, Missouri, USA, d. 26 Apr 1974, Apple Valley, California, USA. A significant person in the Sons FROM THE Pioneers. The top Spencer family members relocated as homesteaders to New Mexico in 1913, which initiated his like for the Aged Western world. In 1921, a disagreement with his dad, regarding the buy of the banjo ukulele on credit without authorization, noticed the 13-year-old set off and find function in Tx until his dad fetched him house to complete his education. After departing school, he proved helpful in the mines until a major accident still left him hospitalized using a damaged vertebra. Struggling to go back to the mines, he started singing in regional locations. A yearning to maintain western films noticed him relocate to his sibling Glenn’s house in LA, where he got a daytime work in Safeway’s warehouse and searched for musical function in the evenings. He sang and yodelled with Leonard Slye and Bob Nichols as an alternative for Bob Nolan in the Rocky Mountaineers and afterwards in the International Cowboys. In 1933, he and Slye had been rejoined by Nolan to be the Pioneer Trio, which ultimately became the Sons FROM THE Pioneers. Spencer, who hadn’t written tracks previously, soon begun to contribute lots of the group’s most effective numbers. His personal songs consist of ‘The Everlasting Hillsides Of Oklahoma’, ‘Platinum Star Mom With Silvery Locks’, as well as the humor regular ‘Cigareetes, Whuskey And Crazy, Wild Ladies’. He also co-wrote with sibling Glenn and with Nolan. In past due 1936, he remaining after a notable difference of opinion, and was changed by Lloyd Perryman. He came back in 1938, where time Slye experienced remaining to begin a fresh profession as the performing acting professional Roy Rogers. Due to tone of voice complications, he retired from carrying out in 1949 (obtaining his own alternative, Ken Curtis, and offering the group with among their finest known tunes, ‘Room FILLED WITH Roses’), but acted as the group’s supervisor for quite some time. After finally departing the Pioneers, he went his personal gospel publishing organization, Manna Music, until disease forced him at hand to his child Hal. Spencer was elected, with Bob Nolan, towards the Nashville Songwriter Hall Of Popularity in 1971.