You’re the One in a Million Duane Allen


Happy birthday to Duane Allen, one part of the four-part harmonies of the Oak Ridge Boys. Allen was born April 29, 1943,  in the tiny crossroads community of Taylor Town south of Paris, Texas.

Before he joined the band he was a DJ at KPLT radio in Paris and he attended Texas A&M University at Commerce.

On April 15, 2014, Lamar County officials dedicated the Duane Allen Memorial Bridge on Duane Allen Road just a few hundred yards from where Allen was born and raised.

Pictured are the Oak Ridge Boys, (l-r) William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, and Richard Sterban. Together since 1973, they still do about 150 shows a year. They’ll be at the Texan Theater in Greenville April 8.

Edit Module

We encourage you to post thoughtful and respectful comments on our stories and to share them through your favorite social networks.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags