Bobby Helms

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by Bobby Helms

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15 August 1933, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, d. 19 June 1997, Martinsville, Indiana, USA. Helms was something of a child prodigy, who was playing guitar and singing a mixture of pop and country on local radio at the age of 12, and from 1946-54, he regularly appeared on WWTV Bloomington. He made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry in 1950, having impressed WSM officials so much that they had him flown to Nashville to appear. He signed with Decca Records and in 1957, his recording of Lawton... Read more

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country
christmas
rockabilly
oldies
male vocalists
50s
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