Spike Jones

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Birthday
14, 1911
Birthplace
Long Beach, CA
Death Date
May 1, 1965 (53)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
14, 1911
Birthplace
Long Beach, CA
Death Date
May 1, 1965 (53)

About

Bandleader who added sound effects to popular songs for satirical reimaginings and who led the group Spike Jones and his City Slickers.

Before Fame

He learned to use kitchen objects as musical instruments from a railroad restaurant chef.

Trivia

He released many famous recordings, like his rendition of "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth."

Family Life

He married Patricia Middleton on September 7, 1935 and, after their divorce in 1946, he remarried Helen Grayco on July 18, 1948.

Associated With

After joining the Victor Young Orchestra, he received offers to appear on radio shows like that of Bing Crosby's.