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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...Wikipedia

Age: 35 (age at death)
Born: 30th April, 1925, Los Angeles, CA
Died: 5th November, 1960, Milano, Texas, USA
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American

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Despite being a Country Western singer, Johnny didn`t like playing at venues which served alcohol. Before his last show at the Skyline Club on November 4, 1960, he told several people he was worried about being hit by a drunk driver while in Austin. As it turned out, he was, but in Milano, Texas, while driving back to Shreveport.

 

Made his final public appearance at the "Skyline Club" in Austin, Texas, on Friday night, November 4, 1960 - the same venue Hank Williams made his final public appearance in late December 1952.

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Brian P Longford - 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 (3 years ago)

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