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|
||A || Billy Richardson's Last Ride|
||B || Berry Picking Time|
||A || A Cowboy's Best Friend Is His Horse|
||B || Night Herding Song|