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George Goebel
Born:  May 20, 1919
Died:  February 24, 1991
WLS National Barn Dance
KMOX St. Louis, MO
WDOD Chattanooga, TN
WENR Chicago, IL
WLS Chicago, IL
WMAQ Chicago, IL
Veteran U. S. Army


About The Artist

Georgie Goebel

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.

Timeline and Trivia Notes

  • Started with the Barn Dance as a teen ager back in the mid-1930's

Credits & Sources

  • From WLS Family Album 1934, Published by WLS, the Prairie Farmer Station, 1230 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois.

Appearance History This Month

July 27, 1935
WLS On Parade
Century Theatre
Dowagiac, MI
George Goebel

July 28, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Temple Theatre
Saginaw, MI
George Goebel

July 29, 1935
WLS National Barn Dance
Temple Theatre
Saginaw, MI
George Goebel

July 30, 1935
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Palace Theatre
Flint, MI
George Goebel

July 31, 1935
WLS Merry-Go-Round
Palace Theatre
Flint, MI
George Goebel

July 9, 1936
WLS Artists
Model Farm of Public Service Company of Northern Illinois
Mundelein, IL
George Goebel

July 4, 1937
Southwestern Wisconsin Fair

Mineral Point, WI
George Goebel

July 5, 1937
WLS Artists
School Grounds
Oostburg, WI
George Goebel

July 11, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance
American Legion Athletic Field
Brodhead, WI
George Goebel

July 12, 1937
WLS National Barn Dance (1937 Edition)
Rex Theatre
Park Falls, WI
George Goebel

July 13, 1937
WLS On Parade
Delft Theatre
Iron River, MI
George Goebel

July 25, 1937
WLS Artists
Siegels Park
Germantown, WI
George Goebel

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Recordings (78rpm/45rpm)

 
Conqueror
Rec. No. Side Song Title
  8156 A Billy Richardson's Last Ride
  8156 B Berry Picking Time
  8157 A A Cowboy's Best Friend Is His Horse
  8157 B Night Herding Song


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