About The Artist
Back in 1934, they called him "Little Georgie Goebel" and was the youngest of the crew and said to be one of the best loved. The picture above was when he was 14 years old. Started singing on WLS when he was 13. They said that if you ever heard him sing "Danny Boy" you were sure to never forget it. He sang cowboy ballads so well on the Barn Dance shows that Hal (O'Hallorhan) called him "our little cowboy".
Along about 1937 or so, they noted that Georgie's voice had changed from soprano to tenor. They used to call him the 'littlest cowboy', but he outgrew that.
George must have grew up in a hurry, for at a very young age, learned to fly and owned his own airplane!
Later on in life, he ventured into other areas of show business and was quite a comic. Those who were lucky enough to watch Johnny Carson's show one time when he was on with Dean Martin and Bob Hope will remember he was able to get everyone roaring. You can see that appearance on Johnny's show in one of those Videos of the Best of Johnny Carson.
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