Music history preservationists have begun a fund drive for a historical marker at a site in Ohio where Hank Williams Sr. and other stars recorded. The Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation and others who last year put a marker at the city’s historic King Records site plan one downtown at the former home of Herzog Recording Studios.
Supporters say they want to celebrate and preserve the history of the place where Williams recorded his haunting I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry 60 years ago, among other country hits.
R&B singer Bull Moose Jackson and country stars such as Patti Page and Grandpa Jones also recorded at Herzog.
The campaign aims to raise $4,000 to $5,000 for the marker through a concert by local musicians Aug. 22 in nearby Newport, Ky.