Johnny Marks

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Mount Vernon, New York, USA
You may not know his name, at least not right away, but you've surely heard at least one of Johnny Marks's songs at Christmastime. The brother-in-law of Robert L. May, who wrote the original story of "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer," it was he who set the story to music. After failing to sell the song to, among others, Bing Crosby, Marks eventually found a enthusiastic listener in the person of singing cowboy Gene Autry. Read more...