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Ken Maynard

Biography

21 July 1895, Vevay, Indiana, USA, d. 23 March 1973, California, USA. Maynard, who could play guitar, banjo and fiddle, worked in rodeos until he broke into films as a stuntman. He became the first motion picture singing cowboy, when he sang in The Wagon Master in 1929. In this part-talkie (it was 40% silent), he sang ‘The Lone Star Trail’ and ‘The Cowboy’s Lament’. He recorded eight cowboy songs for Columbia Records in 1930. A cowboy song was used for a film title for... Read more

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