Elton Elton Britt

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Elton Elton Britt

Original Name James Baker
Death 22 Jun 1972 (aged 58)
McConnellsburg, Fulton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Broad Top City, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 5724 · View Source
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Country 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

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5724
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elton Elton Britt (27 Jun 1913–22 Jun 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5724, citing Broad Top IOOF Cemetery, Broad Top City, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .