August 15, 2022

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C.W. McCall Obituary Bill Fries Update

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In the days after Bill Fries, better known by his stage name, C.W. McCall, died on April 1 at the age of 93, a number of national news organizations took notice, including the New York Times. But few Colorado media outlets shared word of his passing, even though the man who created “Convoy,” an oddball hit in the ’70s that was recently embraced as a theme song by Canadian truckers protesting vaccine mandates, served an extended stint as mayor of Ouray, where he resided until his death.

Maybe that’s because plenty of folks thought that Fries had already gone to his final reward.

In June 2010, Westword published an item about the Denver Post having to correct a report about Ride the Rockies cycling accidents near Wolf Creek Pass, which had provided the name for one of McCall’s minor…

Michael Roberts

2022-04-11 08:09:00

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