Rex Trailer and Sgt. Billy Reunite For The Holidays!

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It’s that time of year again when old friends get together.  On Sunday, Rex Trailer and his longtime sidekick Sgt. Billy O’Brien will reunite for a special holiday coffee hour  at the Café on the Common in Waltham.

Since signing off WBZ-TV in 1974, Trailer and O’Brien continued hosting trips with Crimson Travel around the world through the mid of the 1990s and still to make personal appearances together.  Today O’Brien has his own wealth management company in Sandwich, Massachusetts. 

“What most people don’t realize is, Sgt. Billy was a real U.S. Cavalry sergeant,” Trailer notes.  O’Brien was a member of the Caisson platoon of the 3rd U.S. Infantry at Arlington National Cemetery.  Upon discharge in 1966, with banjo and uniform in hand, O’Brien landed the spot on “Boomtown.”

The Boomtown Duo will perform songs, tell stories and sign autographs at this last stop on “Rex Trailer’s 2012 Tour.”  all Boomtownies welcome!

John L. Pellegrini December 07, 2012 at 08:26 PM
All the best to my buddies Rex and Billy. Hope to see you Sunday in Waltham. Keep on singing partners! From John L. Pellegrini of the Flashbacks band. God bless you Rex Trailer! My hero.
Diane Ellis December 09, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Sorry I missed this post.....I just read about it...or I would have been there....My dad used to play on Boomtown....he played the accordian. His name.....Vincent Calderone; also known as Jimmy Cal......I wish there was footage of him playing for Rex.....if there is any footage anywhere....PLEASE let me know!! Rex; you're the best!! Sincerely, Diane Calderone Ellis xo
Kevin A. Cronin January 02, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Just heard of your not feeling well Rex. Hope you get well soon. Kevin from Weymouth MA. a former sherriff on Boomtown.
Young Rex Fan January 10, 2013 at 05:39 PM
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