Monday, February 05, 2007

Happy Birthday, Claude King!

Having just mentioned Claude King's recording of "The Comancheros" in connection with Stuart Whitman's birthday a few days ago, I still almost missed this opportunity to wish King a happy 84th birthday here on the 5th. The Whitman mention and the lyrics to "The Comancheros" are here. And of course I remember "Wolverton Mountain" and others. King also appeared in a movie called Swamp Girl. How could I have missed that one?

5 comments:

JTD said...

August 7 is "Wolverton Mountain Day" in Arkansas. Order your Clifton Clowers t-shirt now.

Bill Crider said...

Hey, this should be "Wolverton Mountain" day.

JTD said...

You're absolutely right. I'll be asking Gov. Huckabee about that.

Cotton Dan said...

Claude King had a great birthday,
Claude's new release "Claude King Live! (the only live recorded show)
released Feb, 2007. The Show record in 1983 from "The Wheeling Jamboree...WWVA Wheeling West Virgina had been lost some how and found in 1985. also features his touring band, The Cotton Dan Band. Claude was inducted to the "Walk of Stars" in Shreveport, LA. An Award show was held Feb 11th 2007 honoring Claude.. the mayor of Shreveport,
proclaimed Feb, 11th Claude King Day. A DVD of the show is now on sale, released in July, 2007

Also Feb 20th 2007 marked 61st year
anniversary for Claude & Barbara.

As you can see Claude is still going strong!
Thanks for the article
David Daniels (The Cotton Dan Band)

Bill Crider said...

Great to hear that Claude King is still going strong!