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Britt’s 1942 patriotic ballad, “There’s A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere,” was the first country recording to be awarded a gold record, although it took two years to achieve this feat. This led to an invitation from President Roosevelt to perform at the White House. Other popular recordings include 1948’s “Chime Bells,” famous for Britt’s show-stopping falsetto yodeling. ” Britt’s recording career continued through the 1950s, but was upstaged somewhat by his film and TV work. He retired from active performing between 1954 to 1968, although he returned to perform occasionally during the last four years of his life.
1935) singer Robert Joseph Bare was born in Ironton, Ohio, on April 7, 1935. He was raised in relative poverty on a farm by his father (his mother had died when he was five years old). He began working as a farm laborer when he was 15 and eventually landed a job in a clothing factory. ” The song was a hit when it was released by the Fraternity label a year later under the name “Bill Parsons,” but Bare did not profit much from it because he had sold his rights to the number for $50. The record was so successful that Fraternity sent a stand-in “Bill Parsons” out on the road who lip-synched to Bare’s recording.
Other popular recordings include 1948’s “Chime Bells,” famous for Britt’s show-stopping falsetto yodeling. ” Britt’s recording career continued through the 1950s, but was upstaged somewhat by his film and TV work. He retired from active performing between 1954 to 1968, although he returned to perform occasionally during the last four years of his life. He died on June 23, 1972. Brooks, Garth (b. 1963) singer and songwriter Brooks was a phenomenon in the 1990s; his albums and singles crossed over to the pop charts, and before his popularity faded he had nearly eclipsed the Beatles as a best-selling pop artist.