Thursday, October 27, 2011

Friday, October 27, 1933

We have been having a substitute in English all this week. I went swimming and swam 40 lengths.

Gene Autry 1933
1933 - Gene Autry
Birth name: Orvon Grover Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

"The Singing Cowboy" signed a record deal with Columbia Records in 1929.
After singing everything from "hillbilly music" to blues, he finally had a hit
with "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine," in a duet Jimmy Long, and which Autry
and Long co-wrote. Autry also sang the classic Ray Whitley hit "Back in the Saddle
Again," as well as many Christmas holiday songs, including "Santa Claus Is Coming to 
Town," his own composition "Here Comes Santa Claus," "Frosty the Snowman," and his
biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Altogether, Autry made 640 recordings.
He also appeared in 94 films and 91 episodes of "The Gene Autry Show" television series.

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