Today is Roy Rogers’ birthday. he would have been a hundred years old. He was one of my boyhood heroes and who really cared that they weren’t “real” westerns in the traditional sense. I never was a huge singing cowboy fan, but Roy was different somehow. That Roy could ride Trigger, guns on his hips, alongside Pat Brady and his jeep Nellybelle made no difference at all.
I was a bit young to remember his partnership in the movies with Gabby Hayes. I’ve seen some of the movies since then. It was the television version with Pat Brady as his sidekick that was my meat and potatoes.