Johnny Horton

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John Gale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ballad" craze of the late 1950s and early 1960s. With them, he had several major successes, most notably in 1959 with the song "The Battle of New Orleans" (written by Jimmy Driftwood), which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording. The song was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and in 2001 ranked No. 333 of the Recording Industry Association of America's "Songs of the Century". His first hit, a number 1 song in 1959, was "When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below)". Wikipedia

Age: 35 (age at death)
Born: 30 April 1925, Los Angeles, CA
Died: 5 November 1960, Milano, Texas, USA
Height: Height unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary

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RankTitleYear*
1 The Battle Of New Orleans 2011
2 Battle Of New Orleans
3 Sink The Bismark 2012
4 Johnny Reb 2012
5 I'm A One Woman Man 1994
6 Lover's Rock 1994
7 Sink The Bismarck 2012
8 I'm Coming Home 1994
9 All For The Love Of A Girl 2012
10 They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose 1996
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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