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Ken Maynard

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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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