Billy Vaughn

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Glasgow, Kentucky, USA
Composer/bandleader Billy Vaughn (born Richard Vaughn) was born in Glasgow, Kentucky. His father, a barber, was a music lover and that trait passed on to Billy--he taught himself to play the mandolin at age three. Over the years he learned to play a variety of other musical instruments.

In 1941 Vaughn enlisted in the Army National Guard for a one-year hitch, but when the US entered World War II on December 7 of that year, his tour was extended "for the duration". Read more...