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Johnny Horton
Birth: Apr. 30, 1925
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Nov. 5, 1960
Milam County
Texas, USA

Musician. Born in Los Angeles, California, he was a popular singer-guitar player, best remembered for his saga songs and historical ballads. He began his career performing on local radio stations, which led to shows with the Louisiana Hayride. Changing his style from traditional country ballads to rockabilly, he was signed to Columbia Records which produced his first hit "Honky Tonk Man" in 1956. His recording career spanned only a few years but it was a rich varied musical legacy with number one hits on both the country and pop charts to include "The Battle of New Orleans" (1959), "North to Alaska" (1960) and "Sink the Bismarck" (1960). He died in Milano, Texas, in an auto accident at age 35 and was posthumously inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and Rockabilly Hall of Fame. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Loly Horton (1889 - 1959)
  Ella Claudia Robinson Horton (1892 - 1966)
 
 Sibling:
  Nola Bee Horton Echols (1915 - 1980)*
  Johnny Horton (1925 - 1960)
 
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Burial:
Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Haughton
Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Take second entrance into the cemetery. Drive straight to Isle section. Section 4 rear middle
GPS (lat/lon): 32.55747, -93.61999
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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I am a fan and will be for a long time I miss you forever
- meredith
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
I want to say that you are missed and I love you and your music some day we will meet you in heaven.
- meredith gresham
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
I LOVE YOU AND YOUR MUSIC.,NEVER FORGOTTEN.REST IN PEACE JOHNNY HORTON.
- T.G.
 Added: Sep. 2, 2014
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