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Elton Elton Britt
Original name: James Baker
Birth: Jun. 27, 1913
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jun. 22, 1972
McConnellsburg
Fulton County
Pennsylvania, USA

Musician. Born James Elton Baker, in Marshall, Arkansas, he was a country music guitarist, singer-songwriter, most noted for his fantastic yodeling style. With RCA Victor 1937 to 1956, his hit singles included "Someday" (1944), "Detour" (1946), "Candy Kisses" (1949) and "Quicksilver" (1950). His most popular song, "There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" (1942), was the first country performance awarded a gold record for selling more than a million copies. He also appeared in the feature films "The Last Doggy" (1933), "Laramie" (1949) and "The Prodigal Son" (1949). He retired in 1960, but returned to entertaining and he had his last major hit with a seven-minute yodeling song, "The Jimmie Rodgers Blues" (1968). He died of a heart attack in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Broad Top IOOF Cemetery
Broad Top City
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 13, 1999
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Elton Elton Britt
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- Cindy
 Added: Jun. 27, 2014
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.
- Thelma
 Added: Jun. 27, 2013
One of the best singers there ever was.
- sam mcpherson
 Added: Dec. 30, 2012
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