Vaughn Monroe

Vaughn Monroe
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Vaughn Monroe
Radio: West side of the 1700 block of Vine Street
Vaughn Monroe
Music: East side of the 1600 block of Vine Street
Bandleader | Singer
Born Oct. 7, 1911 in Akron, Ohio
Died May 21, 1973 in Stuart, FL

Vaughn Monroe was a bandleader and singer who rose to prominence in the 1940s with the theme song "Racing With the Moon."

For eight years during the 1940s his band was featured on the popular radio program "Camel Caravan."

Monroe sold millions of records during his career. In addition to "Racing With the Moon," his hits included "There, I've Said It Again," "Ballerina" and "Riders in the Sky."

The singer was one of the first major artists to enter the lucrative field of television commercials and for 15 years was known as "The Voice of RCA." He also worked as an executive and talent scout for RCA.

At the time of his death, Monroe was still performing 10 months out of the year at nightclubs and special events around the country.

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