Bill "Hoss" Allen

Musical Artist

1922 – 1997

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Who was Bill "Hoss" Allen?

Bill Allen was an American radio disc jockey who attained fame from the 1950s through the 1990s for playing rhythm and blues and black gospel music on Nashville radio station WLAC.

Allen was the youngest of a quartet of disc jockeys known as "The 50,000 Watt Quartet." It included Gene Nobles, "John R.", and Herman Grizzard. Allen had the longest career of any. He worked for radio stations for 45 years before his 1993 retirement. Like Richbourg, from the 1960s through the 1980s, Allen was involved with Nashville's small but vibrant blues and gospel music scenes.

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Born
Dec 3, 1922
Gallatin
Also known as
  • William Trousdale Allen III
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Vanderbilt University
Lived in
  • Tennessee
Died
Feb 25, 1997
Nashville

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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