Famed Western swing musician Leon Gibbs passes

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The Miller Brothers Band delivers some tunes in 1956. Fiddler Leon Gibbs (fourth from left) helped the band rise in popularity. The group once rivaled Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Gibbs would later go on to play with the Playboys.

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Times Record News file The Miller Brothers Band delivers some tunes in 1956. Fiddler Leon Gibbs (fourth from left) helped the band rise in popularity. The group once rivaled Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. Gibbs would later go on to play with the Playboys.

Western swing big band music became a little smaller Thursday.

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