crystal palace

Welcome to Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace located in beautiful Bakersfield, California. Check the FAQ of the plugin or send error messages to support. Error message: "Bad Request" Domain: "usage Limits". The Fender company designed and released a limited edition Buck Owens Signature Telecaster in 1997-1998.

We’re still working on the site including our new on-line store, but come inside where you’ll find all sorts of interesting things about Buck and his world famous Crystal Palace. Error message: "Bad Request" Domain: "usage Limits". Buck was involved in the design personally, and played one regularly at the Crystal Palace until his death in 2006.

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Buck came up with his idea for a red, white, and blue guitar in 1967.

They were originally made in one of the Harmony guitar factories owned by Gibson and sold through Sears at a retail price of about $100. Buck wore this yellow suit (made by the famous tailor “Turk”) during his legendary March 25, 1966 Carnegie Hall Performace.

This concert was released as a "live" album, and Owens said it was the record he was the proudest of.

Buck called this the "watermelon suit", and it was his first real show suit.

It was made by the Los Angeles tailor Nudie Cohn, and was featured on the cover of Buck’s early album "On The Bandstand", and later on the "Together Again" LP.

Read All About Buck With this 27 page multi-media Biography by Rich Kienzle, complete with photographs sound and video clips.

Learn how Buck started out as the son of a sharecropper with a dream of a better life. Two other children would follow, Melvin in 1931, and Dorothy in 1934. worked at a dairy farm in Garland, Texas, near Dallas.

Music became the inspiration that led him out of the fields and into a life of a recording artist that not only achieved a dream of success but also helped develop a sound that took the world by storm. Alvis Edgar Owens Sr., a native of Texas, and his wife, Arkansas native Maicie Azel Owens, tilled the land at their farm outside Sherman. That life, his eldest son remembers, was difficult.