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Sons of the Pioneers

In October of 1931, Bob Nolan answered an ad in the Los Angeles Herald that read: "YODELER, for old time act to travel. Tenor preferred." He met a man named Leonard Frank Slye, who had dropped the 'e' from his family name and introduced himself as Len Sly. (Leonard Frank Slye aka Len Sly would later change his name to 'Roy Rogers') Rogers was a ... See full bio »

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 1983-1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Singers / Sons of the Pioneers
- King of the Cowboys (1984) ... Singers (uncredited)
- Happy Trails (1983) ... Sons of the Pioneers
 1979 The Christmas Songs (TV Movie)
 1961 The Saga of Windwagon Smith (Short)
Singers (voice)
 1951 Mr. Texas
 1951 Fighting Coast Guard
 1950 Rio Grande
Regimental Musicians (as Sons Of The Pioneers)
 1950 Everybody's Dancin'
 1948 Nighttime in Nevada
Singers, Cowhands
 1948 Eyes of Texas
 1948 Melody Time
Sons of the Pioneers
 1948 Under California Stars
Ranch Hands / Musicians
 1948 The Gay Ranchero
Spa Employees
 1947 On the Old Spanish Trail
 1947 Springtime in the Sierras
Musicians, Ranch Hands
 1947 Bells of San Angelo
Sons of the Pioneers
 1947 Hit Parade of 1947
Sons of the Pioneers
 1947 Apache Rose
 1946 Heldorado
 1946 Home in Oklahoma
Musicians / Ranch Hands
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon
Musicians, Ranch Hands
 1946 Under Nevada Skies
Musical group
 1946 My Pal Trigger
Musicians / Ranch Hands (as The Sons Of The Pioneers)
 1946 Rainbow Over Texas
Musical Group
 1946 Home on the Range
Ranch Hands / Musicians
 1946 Ding Dong Williams
Sons of the Pioneers
 1946 Song of Arizona
Ranch Hands / Musicians
 1945 Don't Fence Me In
 1945 Sunset in El Dorado
 1945/I Along the Navajo Trail
Musicians (as Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers)
 1945 Man from Oklahoma
 1945 Bells of Rosarita
Musicians (as Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers)
 1945 Utah
Cowhands / Musicians
 1944 Hollywood Canteen
Sons of the Pioneers
 1944 Lights of Old Santa Fe
 1944 San Fernando Valley
Ranch Hands
 1944 Song of Nevada
 1944 The Yellow Rose of Texas
Musicians (as Bob Nolan and The Sons of the Pioneers)
 1944 Cowboy and the Senorita
Musicians / Ranch Hands
 1944 Hands Across the Border
 1943 Man from Music Mountain
 1943 Silver Spurs
Musicians, Ranch Hands
 1943 Song of Texas
 1943 King of the Cowboys
 1943 Idaho
Musicians (as Bob Nolan and the Sons of the Pioneers)
 1942 Ridin' Down the Canyon
 1942 Heart of the Golden West
 1942 Sunset Serenade
Ranch Hands / Musicians
 1942 Call of the Canyon
Musicians, Cowhands
 1942 Sons of the Pioneers
Musicians, Cowhands
 1942 Romance on the Range
Musicians / Cowhands
 1942 Sunset on the Desert
 1942 South of Santa Fe
Cowhands / Musicians (as The Sons of the Pioneers)
 1942 Man from Cheyenne
Cowhands / Musicians
 1941 Red River Valley
 1941 Outlaws of the Panhandle
Musicians, Cow Hands
 1941 The Pinto Kid
 1940 Thundering Frontier
Singing Cowhands
 1940 West of Abilene
 1940 The Durango Kid
Musical Cowhands
 1940 Texas Stagecoach
Singers - Harper Workers
 1940 Blazing Six Shooters
Cowhands / Musicians
 1940 Bullets for Rustlers
Singing Cowhands
 1939 Two-Fisted Rangers
Musicians / Cowhands
 1939 The Stranger from Texas
Deputies and Musicians
 1939 Naughty Neighbors (Short)
Vocalists (voice, uncredited)
 1939 Outpost of the Mounties
Singing Mounties
 1939 Riders of Black River
 1939 The Man from Sundown
Musicians, Ranch hands
 1939 Western Caravans
Musicians, Settlers
 1939 Spoilers of the Range
 1939 North of the Yukon
 1939 Texas Stampede
Ranch Hands / Musicians
 1939 Community Sing: Songs of the West (Short)
 1939 The Thundering West
Ranch Hands, Musicians
 1938 Rio Grande
Singing Ranch Hands
 1938 West of the Santa Fe
Cowhands / Musicians
 1938 A Feud There Was (Short)
Vocalists (singing voice, uncredited)
 1938 The Colorado Trail
 1938 South of Arizona
Ranch Hands / Musicians
 1938 West of Cheyenne
Cowhands / Musicians
 1938 Law of the Plains
Ranch Hands & Musicians
 1938 Call of the Rockies
Sons of the Pioneers
 1938 Cattle Raiders
Singing Cowhands
 1937 Outlaws of the Prairie
Singing Rangers
 1937 The Old Wyoming Trail
Cowhands / Musicians
 1937 The Star Reporter in Hollywood (Short)
Sons of the Pioneers
 1937 Dog Daze (Short)
Singers (voice, uncredited)
 1937 Egghead Rides Again (Short)
Singers (voice, uncredited)
 1936 The Old Corral
O'Keefe Brothers
 1936 The Big Show
 1936 California Mail
Musicians at Dance (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
Ranch Hands (uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Saddle
Music Performers (uncredited)
 1936 The Mysterious Avenger
Musicians & Rangers
 1935 Gallant Defender
 1935 Way Up Thar (Short)
Hillbilly Band
 1935 Slightly Static (Short)
Male Singers
 1934 Radio Scout (Short)
Radio Musicians (uncredited)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (109 credits)
Show Show Self (16 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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The original Sons of the Pioneers consisted of Leonard Slye (better known later as Roy Rogers: 1911-1998), Bob Nolan (1908-1980) and Tim Spencer (1908-1974). Later members were Lloyd Perryman (1917-1977), Hugh Farr (1903-1980), Karl Farr (1909-1961), Shug Fisher, Ken Curtis, Ken Carson and Pat Brady. See more »

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