scan courtesy of Ian Walsh
For their second
release, Ed and JoAnne created a new label and publishing
division in Ric-Tic.
This may have been
borne out of tragedy however.
had a son to Johnny Brattton, circa 1950. He was christened Derek Truman Bratton.
Derek died, age 12, in an accident in January 1962, which
was around the time of their first release on Golden
I initially asked JoAnne to recall people and dates from the era, she
replied "it's so difficult to recall anything really,
because for me, time stopped when Derek died."
To JoAnne, Derek was known
affectionately as Ric, and frequently as
It is possible therefore, that for Golden World's second release they
created a new label as a memorial to JoAnne's son.