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Hopalong Cassidy!

A collection of music and memories...

Read the personal story of one young Hoppy fan who met his cowboy hero in person for a magazine photo shoot in 1950 and celebrated him for many years after that, including writing a song, "The Angels handed me a rose," about Hoppy and his lovely wife, Grace Bradley Boyd.

Here is a picture of that young Hoppy fan sitting on a corral fence
with his six guns drawn in 1950 --

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And here he is 45 years later with two former Hollywood actors...

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Picture taken at the Hopalong Cassidy Festival
in Cambridge, Ohio in 1995.

From left to right:
Frank "Junior" Coghlan (a child actor with William Boyd in silent films)
Grace Bradley Boyd (the lovely actress known as Mrs. Hopalong Cassidy)
Roger Hall (songwriter and author of the book)


The title of the multi-media book is from the song in the first Hopalong Cassidy western film from 1935...


Listen to the song "Following the Stars" (for streaming only)

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The first edition of the book was published in 2005 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first Hopalong Cassidy film. The second edition was published in 2009. Both are now out-of-print.

The author of this collection is Roger Hall, a songwriter and music preservationist who met Hopalong Cassidy in 1950, and then later he met Grace Bradley Boyd on the 100th anniversary of William Boyd's birth in 1995.

In 2009, Roger was invited to speak about his book and about music in Hopalong Cassidy films at the Hopalong Cassidy Festival in Cambridge, Ohio.

The following year he attended the Festival again and sang his new song, "The angels handed me a rose (Hoppy's Song for Grace)." The lyrics to the song were written by Susie Coffman, author of a collection of poems and stories about Hopalong Cassidy. Later that year Roger dedicated the song to the memory of Hoppy's beloved wife, Grace Bradley Boyd.

The complete book, illustrated with many color pictures, is included on a disc, playable on your computer's CD/DVD drive.

It includes a large picture gallery, several music albums, magazine and newspaper articles, and sheet music covers too.

There is also a remembrance titled: "The Day I Met Hoppy." Here is what Roger has written at the end of his story:

I dedicate this story to William and Grace Boyd who made my life happier, during my childhood and my later years as a Hoppy fan club member.  
As the song says from the first Hopalong Cassidy western: “I’m following the stars.”  It’s been fun for me to be “following” Mr. and Mrs. Hopalong Cassidy. I feel blessed to have met these two fine people and to soak up their smiles.


(left to right: John Gilliland, Laura Bates, Alan Cottrill, sculptor)

Special Bonus files now available at no extra charge!

The multi-media disc has been expanded with additional files. In recognition of the beautiful new Hopalong Cassidy statue by Alan Cottrill, if you order now you will receive a folder with bonus pictures from the dedication ceremony at the Guernsey County Senior Center in Cambridge, Ohio on June 3, 2016. These files are are included at no extra charge --
a great value!

Roger Hall has written many articles for the HOPPY TALK Fan Club Newsletter. His Hopalong Cassidy Song Series articles without the illustrations are now included on the disc at no extra charge. The Song Series began with this song title:


Comments from satisfied customers about "Following The Stars":

"Really enjoyed it! Especially the Hoppy story record." --
Allen from Maryland

"I've really enjoyed reading your book" -- Judy from Utah

"I truly enjoyed each page, reading and viewing photos, some I've never seen" -- Scotty from Wyoming

Review of the 2nd edition (2009):

"FOLLOWING THE STARS: MUSIC AND MEMORIES OF HOPALONG CASSIDY" is by Roger Hall, the boy who met Hopalong Cassidy in 1950. The disc is a memory scrapbook of Hoppy material: songs in Cassidy movies, Hoppy children's albums, list of music composers and musical groups in Hoppy films, sheet music covers, hundreds of graphics and photos, plus music files. A nice supplement to the two current HC [Hopalong Cassidy] books with material not contained in either."

-- Boyd Magers, Western Clippings #90 (July/August 2009).



Newly updated edition from PineTree Press!

"Following the Stars" - Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy
by Roger Hall

The disc is readable on any computer with Microsoft Word and music playable on mp3.

The CD-ROM is for personal, non-commercial use only and the cost covers preparation and shipping.

"Following the Stars"
Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy

(PTM 1008)

You can receive your copy of this special disc,
for the cost of only $15.95 (USA orders only)
payable by credit card to PineTree Productions,
through safe and secure PayPal.

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Music & Memories of Hopalong Cassidy




This CD
includes the song: "The Angels handed me a rose"
(Hoppy's Song For Grace)
lyrics by Susie Coffman/ music by Roger Lee Hall

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Anther multi-media collection
by Roger Hall


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"Dream World"
Songs, Poems and Stories




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