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    Brian P Longford
    May 16, 2011
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    I have been a fan of Johnny Horton since i was in high school and still like him and his music and thats a long time
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    grace
    Sep 9, 2010
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    i am looking for a lot of pictures of jounny horton,i had one pictue of him in his car and now i canot fine it,i had a lot of pictures of johnny horton in my computers photo album and i lost all of them when i had my computer repaired.i really love his more...
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    Arnisha
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    i love johnny horton and hes cuite he died young so sorry i didnt even know that
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Johnny Horton
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Age 35
Birthday 30 April, 1925
Birthplace Los Angeles, CA
Died 5 November, 1960
Place of Death Milano, Texas, USA
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Country Musician
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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)".

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RankTitleYear*
1 The Battle Of New Orleans 1991
2 Battle Of New Orleans
3 Sink The Bismark 2012
4 Johnny Reb 2012
5 I'm Coming Home 1959
6 Sink The Bismarck 1991
7 All For The Love Of A Girl 1991
8 Whispering Pines 2012
9 Lover's Rock 1959
10 Cherokee Boogie 1994
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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