Sons of the Pioneers
"The Aristocrats of
of the Pioneers' chronology)
The first section
deals only with Bob and the men who worked with Bob Nolan from 1932 - 1949.
The founding group was Leonard Slye, Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan -
"The Pioneer Trio". In 1934-35, Hugh Farr and Karl Farr joined to form the
"Original" Sons of the Pioneers. When Leonard Slye left in 1937 to become Roy
Rogers, Pat Brady and Lloyd Perryman were added to make the "Classic" Sons of
the Pioneers. From 1943 - 1946, after Pat and Lloyd were drafted, Shug Fisher
and Ken Carson joined the "Wartime" Sons of the Pioneers. When Pat and Lloyd
returned from the war, they were once again the Classic" group. Bob also worked
briefly with Ken Curtis when Tim Spencer retired.
Click on a picture to learn more.
The next small
section concerns some other members Sons of the Pioneers through the
Sincere thanks to:
Phillips, Les Adams,
Michelle Sundin, Kathy Kirchner,
Marsha Boyd Mitchell,
Jan Scott and
Jimmie Willhelm for