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GUEST,Larry Origin: Shenandoah (190* d) RE: Song info: Shenandoah 22 Oct 03


A note regarding Robert Horton, of the tv series, "A Man Called Shenandoah," and the song, "Shenandoah."

If you go to www.roberthorton.com/awards.htm , you will find the following:

"The Royal Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth II (19 May 1960)

On December 27, 1959, Bob was invited to perform at the world famous London Palladium. He was such an overwhelming success that in May of 1960, he was invited back to England to perform for the Queen in a Royal Command Performance at the Victoria Palace Theater, an honor accorded few Americans at the time. The song he chose to sing for her Majesty started out as an English sea chanty, but it is now known as an American folk song, the lovely ballad, 'Shenandoah'."

If you visit the above mentioned webpage, and wait patiently for it to load (may take several minutes), you will hear Mr. Horton singing "Shenandoah" in what appears to be a live performance, presumably the Royal Command Performance. He has a good voice, which explains his starring in a number of Broadway musicals during the sixties.


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