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.

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