Ernest J. (Tennessee Ernie) Ford Musical Arrangements Collection
Ernest Jennings Ford was born on Feb. 13, 1919 in Bristol, TN; attended Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, 1939; became a headliner at the London Palladium, beginning in 1953; hosted The Tennessee Ernie Ford television show, 1955-61, and later had a daytime television program, 1962-65; as a singer, was a recording artist for Capitol Records, 1949-76; received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1984; inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990; died on Oct. 17, 1991.
Collection consists of arrangements and parts, in manuscripts or ozalid copies, of popular songs for performers on the Tennessee Ernie Ford show during the 1956-61 seasons.
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