Country Music’s Dottie West, and I shared the exact same birthday, October 11, 1943. Back when we also shared a record label, Capitol Records, we’d often have a celebration together to mark our special day. Here’s a photo I found recently that I thought you might enjoy. This was at the Capitol Records office, probably 1978 or 1979, and I can’t recall all of the Capitol staff pictured here, but I can name a few and I’m sure you’ll recognize the great Charlie Rich holding the cake with Dottie West.
Others in this photo are left to right: Jim Mazza, Don Grierson, Charlie Rich, Dottie West, Kenny Buttrey, Jerry Seabolt, me, and on the very far right, Lynn Shults.