Monday, January 17, 2011

Answers to the Gene Autry trivia questions

From The Good Old Days Newsletter

1. The first gold record ever recorded was That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine, cowritten by Gene Autry and his railroad dispatcher buddy, Jim Long.
2. Roy Rogers was Gene's replacement when Gene entered the service.
3. Gene starred in National Barn Dance.
4. Along with Oakley Haldeman, Gene wrote Here Comes Santa Claus, and he was first to record and popularize Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.


Arkansas Patti said...

My brother was a big Autry fan and I was a huge Rogers fan. Many a sibling war was started over who was best.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know any of these Gene Autry facts.

Renie Burghardt said...

Didn't know Roy Rogers was Gene's replacement. I liked Roy Rogers more than Autry, in the movies, but loved Rudolph the Red-Nosed Raindeer, and have a very old record of it stashed somewhere. He was a very talented man, but Roy was better looking! LOL

Have a great week!

Margaret Cloud said...

These are nice facts to know. I did see a lot of Genes films and you can still catch them on TV, I think they are on Nick. Have a nice week and thanks for coming by.

Country Mouse Studio said...

now I've learned something