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George Rock

Born: Oct 11, 1919

Death: Apr 12, 1988

Birthplace: Farmer City

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

George Rock

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1919
Date of Death : Apr 12, 1988
Birth Place : Farmer City

George Rock was a trumpet player and singer with various bands before starring with Spike Jones and His City Slickers. A large man, he attended Wesleyan College on a football scholarship, before turning pro as a musician at the age of 20. His first national exposure was in the Freddie Fisher's Schnickelfritz Band. Working in Hollywood in 1944 he signed up with the Spike Jones Band. With Spike Jones and His Slickers he played lead trumpet, and also sang with the group, using a voice characterization that sounded like a child. He sang "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" and "I'm Forever Blowing Bubble Gum," during the recording of which Jones addressed him as "George". He also performed on other recordings by Spike Jones and the City Slickers including "I'm the Captain of the Space Ship", "You Wanna Buy a Bunny?", "I'm the Angel in the Christmas Play", and "Happy New Year". Rock also played trumpet on The Spike Jones Show on television in the late 1950s, including the 1958 NBC series Club Oasis. Rock's voice is nearly similar to the voice of Elmo, a Muppet character on Sesame Street.

Profession


  • Musician
  • Trumpeter

Also known as


  • George David Rock
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