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 Spike Jones

Spike Jones

Original Name Lindley Armstrong
Birth
Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Death 1 May 1965 (aged 53)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Mausoleum, Block 70, Crypt A7
Memorial ID 1543 · View Source
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Bandleader. He went from playing serious music both with and for other artists to starting his own band that featured: whistles, auto horns, and other noisemaking equipment. The group was called "Spike Jones and His City Slickers." The group recorded "Der Fuehrer's Face" during World War II and went on to do take-offs on established songs such as "Cocktails for Two." They also did the holiday song, "All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth." Jones and the Slickers were featured on their own radio show and later on television. They also toured in various clubs during that time. Many of the established novelty numbers were released in albums and newer material was featured with album titles such as, "Dinner Music for People Who Aren't Very Hungry."

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1543
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spike Jones (14 Dec 1911–1 May 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1543, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .