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    Johnny Horton Blue Velvet Tuxedo Jacket Johnny Horton, who tragically died in 1960 in a car crash, is a true musical legend. Starting out as a honky tonk singer in the late '50s and mentored by Hank Williams Sr., he became a country star in 1956, recording with Columbia Records. In the years 1959 and 1960, he scored major crossover hits such as "Johnny Reb," "Sink the Bismarck," and his number one hit, "North To Alaska." The mark he left was indelible, and artists such as George Jones and Dwight Yoakam have listed him as a major influence. This After Six tuxedo jacket by Rudofker is truly spectacular with silk lapel and finished in dark blue crushed velvet with intricate black embroidery. This coat is in fabulous condition, with normal age wear. A classic example of show wear from 1960, here is a chance to own a stage worn piece by one of the true legends of music.

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    Sep-Oct, 2004
    30th-1st Thursday-Friday
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