Leroy Van Dyke

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by Leroy Van Dyke

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Leroy Frank Van Dyke, 4 October 1929, Spring Fork, Missouri, USA. Besides working on the family farm, Van Dyke learnt the guitar and sang country songs. He gained a degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri, and then worked as a farm reporter and also trained as an auctioneer. Van Dyke worked for army intelligence during the Korean War and because he entertained the troops so successfully, became determined to be a professional entertainer. He wrote a tongue-twisting song based on... Read more

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country
classic country
60s
male vocalists
oldies
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