Glasgow in Barren County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Received eleven gold and
two platinum records
Richard Smith (Billy) Vaughn was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on April 12, 1919 into a music-loving family. Billyís passion for music, revealed at an early age, was to shape his entire life. Primarily self-taught, he advanced quickly from plucking simple tunes on his fatherís ukulele to mastering several instruments. This gifted musicianís talent continued to emerge as he played in numerous bands and orchestras, composed and arranged for famous performers and conducted his own internationally acclaimed orchestra.
With its unique twin-sax sound, Billyís music was in the tradition of some of the easy-listening great bands of the 1930's and 40's. But unlike many of his predecessors, Billy was able to prolong his success through his ingenious ability to craft a subtle contemporary beat to timeless romantic melodies.
Billy went on to enjoy more hits in the rock-and-roll era than any other band leader. With more than 70 albums to his credit, he topped all other instrumental acts of the 1950's, 60's, and 70's. He continued to perform
Dedicated April 11, 1998
Location. 36° 59.72′ N, 85° 54.802′ W. Marker is in Glasgow, Kentucky, in Barren County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and S. Race Street, on the right when traveling east on Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is located in Beulah C. Nunn Park at the south corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Glasgow KY 42141, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barren County World War I Monument (here, next to this marker); Luska Joseph Twyman (a few steps from this marker); Willa Brown Chappell (within shouting distance of this marker); Nettie B.C. Depp (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Congressional Medal of Honour / Barren County CSA Medalists (within shouting distance of this marker); Christmas Mishap (within shouting distance of this marker); Barren County Purple Heart Memorial Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Glasgow.
Also see . . . Billy Vaughn - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on September 3, 2015.)
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