1975 - Arthur Smith
February 6, 1975 - Bluegrass musician Arthur Smith has long been a favorite performer on Charlotte's live WBT radio shows. Today, Smith wins almost $200,000 from Warner Brothers. The record company had used Smith's music as part of the song "Dueling Banjos" in the movie "Deliverance," without obtaining permission or giving credit for the work.
Arthur Smith with his son, Reggie, c. 1958