Karl King

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Birthday
21, 1891
Birthplace
Ohio
DEATH DATE
Mar 31, 1971 (80)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1891
Birthplace
Ohio
DEATH DATE
Mar 31, 1971 (80)

About

Composer best known as the composer of Barnum and Bailey's Favorite and as a march music bandmaster.

Before Fame

He received very little formal education and began performing with a circus band at age nineteen.

Trivia

He became the first-ever inductee into the Windjammers Unlimited (Circus Music Historical Society) Hall of Fame.

Family Life

His son, Karl L. King, Jr., was born in 1919 and died in 1987.

Associated With

Hist last published march, 1962's The Home Town Boy March, was dedicated to songwriter Meredith Wilson.