Musical entertainer who invented a musical instrument called the 'Bazooka.'
He was an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
He was a Sargent in the U.S. Marine Corps in WWI, and in the Corps's jazz band in Europe.
He got married to Elizabeth Fisher in 1921, then married 'yodeling hillbilly' actress Judy Canova, and then married Harriet M. Foster in May 1939.
He played on the radio program "Kraft Music Hall," hosted by Bing Crosby.