Dolan Ellis

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Birthday
25, 1935
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1935 (age 84)
Birthplace
Kansas

About

Appointed Arizona's Official State Balladeer in 1966. He wrote more than 300 songs about Arizona and the American Southwest.

Before Fame

His roots were in jazz music. He was with The New Christy Minstrels for the group's first five albums, winning a Grammy with them in 1963.

Trivia

He founded the Arizona Folklore Preserve in Ramsey Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains in 1996.

Family Life

His parents were farm owners who relocated to Topeka.

Associated With

He and The New Christy Minstrels were regulars on The Andy Williams Show in the 1960s.