John Behan was born in Clinton, Iowa. He began his musical career as
a theater pianist when he was just 13 years old. His talents on the organ
took him to New York where he played in theaters while studying voice.
Next, he sang in the movie productions:
- The Desert Song
- Viennese Nights
- Song of the Flame
He started working in radio broadcasting over KFI. About mid to late 1930s,
he moved to WHO where he could be heard on many of their shows but also
played the Shrine organ, accompanying many of the acts that appeared
on the WHO Barn Dance Frolic show.
Credits & Sources
- Souvenir Program, W-H-O Barn Dance Frolic;
date published unknown