Chanteuse Country US née Bonnie Buckingham le 25 Mars 1923 à Seattle (Washington).

Best remembered for her wistful 1957 pop hit "Dark Moon," Bonnie Guitar also co-founded the famed Dolton label, which launched the careers of the Fleetwoods and the Ventures. Born Bonnie Buckingham in Seattle on March 25, 1923, she began playing guitar and writing songs as a teen, and spent much of the 1950s working as a session guitarist for Fabor Robinson's Los Angeles-based Fabor, Abbott and Radio labels, earning her professional surname in the process. Guitar played on sessions for the likes of Jim Reeves, Dorsey Burnette, Ned Miller, and the DeCastro Sisters, but aspired to a recording career of her own -- although "Dark Moon" was earmarked for Burnette, she admired the song so much that she agreed to waive her royalty rights if Robinson would let her record it instead. First issued on Fabor in 1956, Guitar's simple, lovely performance was then licensed to Dot, where it hit number six in the spring of 1957; when the follow up, "Mister Fire Eyes," failed to rise higher than number 71, Robinson terminated her contract and she returned to Seattle, forming Dolphin Records with refrigerator salesman Bob Reisdorff. Soon renamed Dolton, the label was ostensibly launched as a platform for Guitar singles like "Candy Apple Red" and "Born to Be With You," but her recording career was quickly superseded by that of the Fleetwoods, a high-school trio from nearby Olympia who, in 1959, topped the national charts with the classics "Come Softly to Me" and "Mr. Blue." Not long after signing the Ventures, who quickly scored with their monster hit "Walk Don't Run," Guitar left Dolton to return to Dot -- now positioned for the country charts, she recorded a series of LPs for the label during the mid-'60s, scoring the top ten hits "I'm Living in Two Worlds," "(You've Got Yourself) A Woman in Love," and "I Believe in Love." In 1969, she also teamed with Buddy Killen for the hit duet "A Truer Love You'll Never Find (Than Mine)." Although Guitar's profile diminished during the 1970s, she continued recording for labels including Columbia and MCA, cracking the country charts one last time in 1980 with "Honey on the Moon." In 1986 she signed to Tumbleweed for two LPs, Yesterday and Today, and continued playing live until her 1996 retirement.

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Traditional Country, Country-Pop, Rockabilly, Rock 'n' Roll

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MISTER FIRE EYES (1957)

BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON (1957)

MOONLIGHT ON THE COLORADO (1957)

LOVE IS OVER, LOVE IS DONE (1958)

I'M LIVING IN TWO WORLDS (1965)

HONEYCOMB (1969)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

78 t. & Singles

1951 78 t. & SP MORRISON A11 (US) .

Sailing Thru The Sunny San Juan Isles (Bonnie Tutmarc) / Just Like A Dream (Bob Taylor Western Rangers)

195? 78 t. & SP MORRISON 39 (US) .

Don’t Bring Me Roses Red (Bonnie Tutmarc) / Mary (Paul Tutmarc)

195? 78 t. & SP MORRISON 59 (US) .

Bonnie Tutmarc - The Cherry Tree / Don’t Keep Me Waitin‘

195? 78 t. & SP MORRISON 101 (US) . Bonnie Tutmarc - The Old Barn Dance / The Two Timing Yodler
195? 78 t. & SP MORRISON 102 (US) . Bonnie Tutmarc - Ain’t You Ashamed / Bronco Buster’s Rag
195? 78 t. & SP MORRISON 121 (US) . Bonnie Tutmarc - Robin In The Pine / I Couldn’t Believe It Was True
1953 78 t. & SP RAINIER 1/2 (US) .

Paul Tutmarc & The Wrangers, Bonnie Tutmarc (Vocals) - Midget Auto Blues / Everybody Knew But Me

1953 78 t. & SP RAINIER 3/4 (US) .

Paul Tutmarc & The Wrangers, Bonnie Tutmarc (Vocals) - Cowboy Serenade / I Lost My Turkey (In The Depot Of Albuquerque)

09/1956 SP FABOR 4013-45 (US) .

If You See My Love Dancing / Hello, Hello, Please Answer

12/1956 SP FABOR 4017-45 (US) .

Dream Dreamers / Clinging Wine

02/1957 SP DOT 45-15550 (US) . Dark Moon / Big Mike
03/1957 SP FABOR 4018-45 (US) . Dark Moon / Big Mike
06/1957 SP DOT 45-15587 (US) . Half Your Heart / If You See My Love Dancing
07/1957 SP DOT 45-15612 (US) . Mister Fire Eyes / There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder
11/1957 SP DOT 45-15678 (US) . Making Believe / I Saw Your Face In The Moon
03/1958 SP DOT 45-15708 (US) . I Found You Out / If You'll Be The Teacher
03/1958 SP RADIO 101-45 (US) . Love Is Over, Love Is Done / Please My Love
08/1958 SP RADIO 110-45 (US) .

Shanty Boat / On The Moon Man Knows

06/1958 SP DOT 45-15776 (US) . Johnny Vagabond / A Very Precious Love
10/1958 SP DOT 45-15862 (US) . Rocky Mountian Moon / Whispering Hop
01/1959 SP DOT 45-15894 (US) . Baby Moon / Solitude
11/1959 SP DOLTON No. 10 (US) . Candy Apple Red / Come To Me I Love You
05/1960 SP DOLTON 635 (US) . ECHOES - Born To Be With You / My Guiding Light
1961 SP RCA VICTOR 47-7951 (US) . I'll Step Down / Tell Her Bye
1962 SP RCA VICTOR 47-8063 (US) . Who Is She? / Broken Hearted Girl
1963 SP JERDEN 707 (US) .

Fool / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight

12/1964 SP FABOR 138 (US) . Ra-Ta-Ta-Ta-Ta / Leave The Weeping To The Willow Tree
1964 SP CHARTER CR 9 (US) .

Outside Looking In / Straight And Narrow

12/1965 SP DOT 45-16811 (US) . I'm Living In Two Worlds / Goodtime Charlie
06/1966 SP DOT 45-16872 (US) . Get Your Lie The Way You Want It / Would You Believe
09/1966 SP DOT 45-16919 (US) . The Tallest Tree / Are You Sincere
11/1966 SP DOT 45-16968 (US) . Blue Christmas / I'll Be Missing You
01/1967 SP DOT 45-16987 (US) . Only I / The Kickin' Tree
1967 SP DOT HT 300 072 (GER) Only I / The Kickin' Tree
04/1967 SP DOT 45-17007 (US) . You Can Steal Me / Ramblin’ Man
07/1967 SP DOT 45-17029 (US) . A Woman In Love / I Want My Baby
11/1967 SP DOT 45-17057 (US) . Stop The Sun / Wings Of A Dove
04/1968 SP DOT 45-17097 (US) . I Believe In Love / Faded Love
08/1968 SP DOT 45-17150 (US) . Leaves Are The Tears / Almost Like Being
05/1969 SP DOT 45-17249 (US) . I'll Meet You In Denver / Perfect Stranger
06/1969 SP PARAMOUNT PAA-004 (US) .

BONNIE & BUDDY - A Truer Love You'll Bever Find / That's When

07/1969 SP DOT 45-17276 (US) . I'll Pick Up My Heart (And Go Home) / That See Me Later Look
10/1970 SP PARAMOUNT PAA-0045 (US) . Allegheny / Red Checkered Blazer
07/1972 SP COLUMBIA 4-45643 (US) . Happy Everything / Just As Soon As I Get Over Loving You
01/1974 SP MCA 40192 (US) . The Bed I Lie In / Wishing Star
11/1974 SP MCA 40306 (US) . Shine / From This Moment On
1975 SP 4 STAR 1003 (US) . Honey On The Moon / Lonely Eyes
04/1975 SP 4 STAR 1006 (US) . I Wanna Spend My Life With You / Maggie
03/1980 SP 4 STAR 1041 (US) . Lonely Eyes / Honey On The Moon
1988 SP PLAYBACK P-1326 (US) .

What Can I Say / What’s In It For Me

10/1989 SP PLAYBACK 75714 (US) . Bonnie GUITAR & Bob DYLAN - Still The Same / If You Were Here











Unissued Track

195? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 15936 (#22) / Folkline CD 207 (#12)) Frantic Party

Albums

08/1957 LP 12" DOT DLP-3069 (mono) / DLP-25069 (stereo, 1959) (US) MOONLIGHT AND SHADOWS - Moonlight And Shadows / Caroling Moon / Get Out And Get Under The Moon / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / Moonlight On The Colorado / Roll Along Prairie Moon / Shine On Harvest Moon / There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / Moonlight And Roses / It's Only A Paper Moon / Moon Is Low / Roll Along Kentucky Moon
12/1958 LP 12" DOT DLP-3151 (mono) / DLP-25151 (stereo) (US) WHISPERING HOPE - In The Sweet Bye And Bye / Bringing In The Sheaves / Softly And Tenderly / Peace In The Valley /In The Garden / Lord, I Want To Find My Way / Whispering Hope / Let The Lower Lights Be Burning / Old Rugged Cross / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Rock Of Ages / God's Tomorrow
10/1960 LP 12" DOT DLP-3335 (US) DARK MOON - Dark Moon / Baby Moon / Half Your Heart / I Found You Out / If You'll Be The Teacher / If You See My Love Dancing / I Saw Your Face In The Moon / Johnny Vagabond / Making Believe / Mister Fire Eyes / Rocky Mountain / Moon / Solitude
1965 LP 12" HAMILTON HLP-169 (mono) / HLP-12169 (stereo) (US) BONNIE GUITAR SINGS - Open The Door / Stand There Mountain / The Blacksmith Blues / Please My Love / Lover Oh Lover / Heart's Desire / Shantyboat / Piece Of Cake / Letter From Jenny / Love By The Jukebox Light
03/1966 LP 12" DOT DLP-3696 (mono) / DLP-25696 (stereo) (US) TWO WORLDS - I'm Living In Two Worlds / Him / I Forgot More / Padre / You Can't Stop My Heart From Breaking / I've Just Destroyed The World / Crazy Arms / Cold Wind / Conscience / Goodtime Charlie
08/1966 LP 12" DOT DLP-3737 (mono) / DLP-25737 (stereo) (US) MISS BONNIE GUITAR - Get Your Lie The Way You Want It / She's Standing Between Us / Are You Sincere / I Don't See How I Can Make It / Grey Rain Years / The Green Green Grass Of Home / Guilty / I Walk Alone / You Win Again / Fly By Night / He's Leaving Me / Sleeping Giant
11/1966 LP 12" DOT DLP-3746 (mono) / DLP-25746 (stereo) (US) MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM BONNIE GUITAR - I'll Be Missing You / Deck The Halls / Blue Christmas / Silent Night / Silver Bells / White Christmas / Little Jesus Loves Me / It Come Upon A Midnight Clear / Christmas Time Is Here / Joy To The World / Last Christmas / O Holy Night
04/1967 LP 12" DOT DLP-3793 (mono) / DLP-25793 (US) BONNIE GUITAR : AWARD WINNER (ACADEMY OF COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC) - Only I / The Kickin' Tree / To Be Alone / Ramblin' Man / You Can Steal Me / Don't Worry / Make The World Go Away / + others
1967 LP 12" PICKWICK SPC3086 (US)

THE COUNTRY'S FAVORITE LADY OF SONG - Moonlight And Roses / Shine On Harvest Moon / You Can't Stop My Heart From Breaking / Roll Along Prairie Moon / Crazy Arms / Take Good Care Of Him / If You'll Be The Teacher / If You See My Love Dancing / Baby Moon / Whispering Hope

02/1968 LP 12" DOT DLP-3840 (mono) / DLP-25840 (stereo) (US) STOP THE SUN - A WOMAN IN LOVE - Stop The Sun / Wings Of A Dove / Sweet Dreams / Burning Memories / Sands Of Gold / Starry Eyes / Woman In Love / Nothing To Cry For / I Want My Baby / Take A Look / Paper Roses
07/1968 LP 12" DOT DLP-25865 (US) I BELIEVE IN LOVE - Honey / Maiden's Prayer / I Love You Joey / I'm Not Through / Sands Of Rosa Rita / Gentle On My Mind / Faded Love / You Can't Stop My Heart / Cathedral To Jimmy / Lonely Wine
11/1968 LP 12" DOT DLP-25892 (US) LEAVES ARE THE TEARS OF AUTUMN - Leaves Are The Tears Of Autumn / Poppa Says (Dawn Holds Another Day) / Happy State Of Mind / You Only Think Of Me (When You're Lonely) / Going, Going, Gone / Wake Up To Me Gentle / Almost Like Being With You / It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin' / The French Song / Sweet Child Of Sunshine
1968 LP 12" PICKWICK SPC3144 (US) GREEN GREEN GRASS OF HOME - Green Green Grass Of Home / Get Out And Get Under The Moon / The Moon Is Low / Trade Winds / I Saw Your Face In The Moon / Make The World Go Away / Wings Of A Dove / Burning Memories / I Went To Your Wedding
07/1969 LP 12" DOT DLP-25947 (US) AFFAIR ! - Bits And Pieces / I'll Meet You In Denver / Noon Train / I'll Pick Up My Heart / Tender Words / Much Too Well / That See Me Later Look / Look What You're Doing / My Arms Stay Open Late / Perfect Stranger / Two Strangers
08/1969 LP 12" RCA CAMDEN CAS 2339 (US) NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS - Did It Rain / Down By The River Side / Honeycomb / I Almost Lost My Mind / I Couldn't Believe It Was True / I Really Don't Want To Know / Just Call Me Lonesome / My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Night Train To Memphis / Slowly
1970 LP 12" PARAMOUNT PAS-5018 (US) ALLEGHENY - Allegheny / Red Checkered Blazer / I'll Be Home / Dark Moon / If I Never Knew Your Name / By Nightfall / Beavertown Trestle / Sunday Morning Coming Down / Pass The Time Of Day Away / Crib / House On Sunrise Avenue / Let It Be
1987 LP 12" PLAYBACK PL-13012 (US) WHAT CAN SAY - What Can I Say / No One Takes The Train Anymore / Pour A Little Water On The Flowers / What's In It For Me / Over / Here We Lie / Things Songs Are Made Of / Paradise / If You Were Here / Dark Moon / Wine For My Table
1988 LP 12" TUMBLEWEED TWS-116 (US) YESTERDAY - Dark Moon / Oh, How I Miss You Tonight / Mister Fire Eyes / I’ll Be Seeing You / Circus Song / Moments To Remember / Old Songs / Miss You / Sing-Sing-Sing / To Each His Own / Nevertheless / May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
1988 LP 12" TUMBLEWEED TWS-117 (US) TODAY - My Last Hurrah / Fernando / Last Farewell / Run For The Roses / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart / When I Need You / Country Lady / If You Could See Him Through My Eyes / Winter Roses / New York Goes On Forever / Leader Of The Band / Rose
04/1992 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 15531 (GER) DARK MOON - Mister Fire Eyes (LP version) / Dark Moon / Open The Door / Half Your Heart / If You See My Love Dancing / Johnny Vagabond / Making Believe / Down Where The Tradewinds Blow / Letter From Jenny / There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / Moonlight And Shadows / Carolina Moon / By The Light Of The Silvery Moon / Shine On Harvest Moon / The Moon Is Low / Get Out And Under The Moon / Moonlight On The Colorado / Moonlight And Roses / It's Only A Paper Moon / Prairie Moon / Roll Along Kentucky Moon / Mister Fire Eyes  / Love Is Over Love Is Done / Stand There Mountain / I Found You Out / Love By The Jukebox Light / Big Mike / A Very Precious Love / If You'll Be The Teacher
04/2011 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16731 (GER) BY THE FIRESIDE - I Couldn't Believe It Was True / I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / If Raindrops Were Kisses / Honeycomb / Slowly / My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Down By The Riverside / I Really Don't Want To Know / I Forgot To Remember To Forget / You Win Again / I Don't Hurt Anymore / Singing The Blues / Your Cheatin' Heart / I Almost Lost My Mind / Go Back You Fool
02/2012 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16878 (GER)

Intimate Session - I'll Step Down / Maybe / Where Was I (When We Became Strangers) / Three On A Match / Broken Hearted Girl / Crocodile Tears / If My Tears Could Talk / Who Is She? / An Old Fashioned Love / The Fool / I'm Tired Of Pride [overdub] / Tell Her Bye / I'll Step Down [alt] / I'm Tired Of Pride [overdub]

11/2012 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16744 (GER)

Only The Moon Man Knows - Rare Recordings 1951-1957 - Hello, Hello, Please Answer The Phone / If You See My Love Dancing / Two Loves Have I / Clinging Vine / Dream Dreamers / Lover Oh Lover / Open The Door To Your Heart / My Heart Turned Gypsy / In The Heart Of A Song / If You Don't Care / Only The Moon Man Knows / I Feel A Heartache Comin' On / Fool Around / Lover Oh Lover / Heart's Desire / Shanty Boat / Please, My Love / Frantic Party / You Gave Her Your Kisses / Where Are The Words / Heart's Desire / Innocent Lies / Everybody Knew But Me / Don't Keep Me Waitin / Don't Bring Me Roses Red / I Couldn't Believe It Was True / Ain't You 'Shamed / Midget Auto Blues / Robin In The Pine / The Cherry Tree / Cowboy Serenade / Sailing Thru The Sunny San Juan Isles / I Lost My Turkey (In The Depot In Albuquerque) / Bronco Buster's Rag (instr.)

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