1965 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo

I’m not much of a Jim Nabors fan and I don’t follow the Indy 500, but I did notice a brief story that said that Nabors, who has sung “Back Home Again” at the race since 1972, will be undergoing heart surgery and won’t be able to perform on May 27. Nabors, better known as Gomer Pyle, is 81. I covered him when he appeared at the 1965 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. He must have a lot of fans. because someone goes to read the story almost every day.

Rodeo action missing in action

The Nabors film was filed separately from this action so it wasn’t available earlier. Some of this film had some pretty ugly scratches, so I just cleaned up the worst part and let it fly.

Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle

You can see more photos of Nabors here.

Rodeo photo gallery

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4 Replies to “1965 Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo”

  1. Shaaaaaazzam, goooolllleeeyy, I didn’t know that Gomer was at the Sikeston Bootheel Rodeo. You just never know what is going to show up in Kens pictures.
    I really enjoy looking at this every week. Keep up the great work.

  2. I went to the rodeo in Sikeston when I was about 5 or 6 so 1967 or 68. I know that Fess Parker was there. I got his autograph and the next day, daddy took me to a hat shop in town and I got a red cowboy hat. I’d love to see pictures of that rodeo if anyone has them!

  3. It was Hot I was Six years old , remember sargent Carter came out and yelled at Gomer Pyle. then he started singing. and we seen the Bonanza cast around that time.frame and Roy Calhoun was at Homestead Hardware. and I went to Airport school.

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