Friday, November 05, 2010

Johnny Horton

He was only 35 years old when he died in an automobile accident on this day in 1960. Most people don't remember Johnny, but he was a huge star at the time of his death. I didn't really learn about him until I worked at the oldies station. This was his biggest hit...

By the way, according to Bob Dearborn's The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac, actor Ward Bond (Bert from "It's a Wonderful Life"), died on the same day.