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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) 
Family links: 
  John Loly Horton (1889 - 1959)
  Ella Claudia Robinson Horton (1892 - 1966)
  Nola Bee Horton Echols (1915 - 1980)*
  Johnny Horton (1925 - 1960)
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Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum
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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ink the Bismark is still my favorite song.Great singer in such a short time.Thank you.
- Peter Pats,Jr.
 Added: Feb. 18, 2017
God bless you and thank you for your contributions to the entertainment industry. Rest in Peace.
- Rick
 Added: Feb. 7, 2017
Johnny, I was only 12 when my daddy told me to sit down that he had something to tell me. He and I cried together for a while. To this day it feels as it were yesterday. I still listen every week to your music.Just can't believe its been 55 years now. My ...(Read more)
- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Feb. 3, 2017
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