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C.W McCall – Convoy

August 16, 2008 | 1976, Male, Top 40

Advertising man Bill Fries created the character C.W. McCall for Old Home Bread brand of the Metz Baking Company in 1972. C.W. McCall was the trucker who, along with his dog Sloan and his adventures at the Old Home Cafe.

From those commercials came the first songs and an Album in 1975. During the height of the CB craze he recorded what is known as the most popular CB song ever, Convoy. The song was so popular that a movie was made about it in 1978 starring Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw.

Bill Fries wrote the lyrics for most of the songs recorded as C.W. McCall, including Convoy. Chip Davis wrote the music. After the decline of C.W. McCall, Chip Davis created a “New Age” of music with his group Mannheim Steamroller.

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