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Johnny Horton (1925–1960)

Johnny Horton was born in Los Angeles, but at an early age he moved with his sharecropping parents to Tyler, Texas, where he grew up. Fishing was an early interest in life and he traveled to Alaska to seek employment in this capacity, but after returning to Texas he took up singing. His singing career began in 1950 in Pasadena, California, on ... See full bio »


(age 35) in Milano, Texas, USA

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North to Alaska
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Desert Hearts
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In Country
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  True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Locked Room (2014) ... (performer: "I'm a One Woman Man") / (writer: "I'm a One Woman Man")
 2012-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Philadelphia Special (2013) ... (writer: "All for the Love of a Girl" - uncredited)
- The Fabulous Superlatives (2012) ... (writer: "All for the Love of a Girl")
 2007 Neal Cassady (performer: "Honky Tonk Man", "Rock Island Line", "All for the Love of a Girl") / (writer: "Honky Tonk Man", "All for the Love of a Girl")
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (writer: "Honky Tonk Man")
 1996 Grand Ole Opry 70th Anniversary (TV Special) (writer: "I'm A One-Woman Man")
 1990 Sibling Rivalry (writer: "Honky Tonk Man")
 1989 In Country (writer: "Honky Tonk Man")
 1989 Signs of Life (performer: "Whispering Pines")
 1985 Desert Hearts (performer: "HONKY TONK MAN") / (writer: "HONKY TONK MAN")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "The Battle of New Orleans")
 1972 Hail (performer: "The Battle of New Orleans")
 1960 North to Alaska ("North to Alaska") / (writer: "North to Alaska")
 1960 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 June 1960 (1960) ... (performer: "Johnny Freedom")
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 1960 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
- Episode #3.224 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #3.200 (1960) ... Himself
 1960 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- Episode dated 24 June 1960 (1960) ... Himself - Singer
 1959-1960 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series)
Himself / Singer
- Episode #13.31 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #12.38 (1959) ... Singer
 1959-1960 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.30 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #2.52 (1959) ... Himself
 1949 Hometown Jamboree (TV Series)
Himself (1949)
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 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special)
 1971 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- The History of Country Music: Part 1 (1971) ... Himself - Singer

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CD: "Johnny Horton: The Legend" (Columbia) See more »

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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. See more »


Country music "saga songs"


The Singing Fisherman

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