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George McGregor & The Bronzettes


The McGregor Brothers were brought to the attention of Peter Wright by Jimmy Jones, a sharp guitarist that he had met through mutual Leaner family associations. Jones had cut two songs with Evanston's Billy McGregor, a top-notch songwriter who had already hit big with "Mr. Shy" in 1966. Billy, feeling that his brother George was the true star performer of the family, wrote "Temptation Is Hard To Fight" in the hope it would become George's breakthrough single. Jones played the eerie electric guitar steel interstice, and brought in the Bronzettes as a backing vocal group, who were actually just Jones' girlfriend and a couple of her friends. George delivered a career making performance, drawing heavily from his Alabama gospel roots, but the single failed to find an audience on the radio or in the racks. George McGregor never broke through as a recording artist, but remained a popular opening act until his mysterious murder in 1979.


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