The People who Made Austin - Austin

Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by Chop, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Just a little tribute thread to those who made Austin the Austin we all love, or the Austin we all used to love.

    My first two:

    Doug Sahm

    and Willie Nelson
  2. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    Steven F. Austin
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  3. Hideo Gump Jr.

    Hideo Gump Jr. 250+ Posts

    Oat Willie
    Fat Freddy Freektowtski
    Phineas Phreak
    Freewheelin' Franklin Freek
    Steve Dallas
  4. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Gordon the newspaper man

    The Indian Princess

    Oscar Snowden - the Big O

    Henry Yacobsen of Henry Yacobsen Men’s Wear, 2222 Guadalupe on the Drag

    Heckle & Jeckel


    The Colonel at the Phi Delt house
  5. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Townes Van Zandt
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    huisache 2,500+ Posts

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  7. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Charlie Tesar

    Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Frank Erwin

    Don Walser
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    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Wally Pryor
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  9. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Kenneth Threadgill

    Eddie Wilson
  10. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Alvin Crow — born in the wrong state but got to Austin, Texas and stayed. Sahm considered him one of the greats, and played with him on stage frequently.

    Kathy Valentine. — started in Austin before LA and the Go-Gos, and has done huge things to promote Texas/Austin women musicians in recent decades back in Austin

    Waylon — of course...!

    Linklater — of course..!

    Our very own Minister of Culture — Matthew McConaughey — of course ...!
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  11. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    ed clark
  12. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    All the hippies selling homemade jewelry on Guadalupe thru the 90's. The people there now aren't the same.
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  13. rfeem

    rfeem 25+ Posts

    The "Free Clinic Guy"
    Nothing Strikes Back Ice Cream parlor
    Salvation Sandwiches

    You can tell, I was there in the 70's-- the best time to be there!
  14. Ricksteer8

    Ricksteer8 First Time Poster

    Farrah Fawcett
  15. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Every restaurant and bar owner who had live music with no, or little, cover charge.
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    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    Sammy Allred.
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  17. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Kinky Friedman

    The Butthole Surfers

    Jean Caffeine

    The old men barbers at The Wooten Barber Shop.
  18. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Clifford Antone???

    Whenever I wore an Antone t-shirt when traveling to visit my folks in North Carolina, I was always stopped to talk about Austin, etc. Apparently there were lots of folks from the 1970’s to the 90’s who visited Austin and loved it. Antone’s being one memory among others.
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  19. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Jonathon and Lucretia Doyer who started the Little Deli in the Crestview shopping mall.
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    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Rooster Andrews
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  21. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    DJs Paul Ray and Larry Monroe and John Aielli of KUT.
  22. mchammer

    mchammer 10,000+ Posts

    Terry Lickona of ACL.
  23. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Bill Arhos - the father of Austin City Limits
  24. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 10,000+ Posts

    Robert "Coleman" and Tom Hamby. They opened "The Original Hoffbrau" in 1932. Went there about once a month when I was a student.
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  26. humahuma

    humahuma 500+ Posts

    I remember G/M Steakhouse, as soon as you walked in the door that means you ordered a cheeseburger with fries and a coke.
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  27. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    G/M Steakhouse, where Gus had steaks so thick you could see through them.
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  28. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Ah, but those burgers and shakes! And the humorous abuse!

    (skip the steaks at that place)

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