05/31/12 – John Paul Gimble, known in country music circles as the World’s Legendary Fiddler, is 87!!!
First playing fiddle at the age of 12, Johnny dazzled many in the country music world by playing a 5 string fiddle instead of the usual 4 string. In the 50’s, Johnny made his mark with the Texas Playboys.in the late ’70’s, Gimble earned five Best Instrumentalist and eight Best Fiddle Player awards.
In 1983, he gained the services of Ray Price on vocals and hit a country chart hit with “One Fiddle Two Fiddle”; which appeared in Clint Eastwood’s film, Honky Tonk Man.