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Bobby O'Brien Life of Burl Ives (158* d) RE: Life of Burl Ives 26 Apr 97

A few interesting tidbits on Burl Ives:

1. Though he recorded many a children's song, he HATED

children more than the plague!

2. He was a militant rebel against the US government in

his own way.

3. When asked what was his favourite song, of all he

recorded, he referenced a little known obscure ditty

found on an old Decca album from the early 60s, "I found

my best friend at the Dog Pound" !

Still, he's a legend. What a voice!

His final television appearance was in 1987 on Dolly

Parton's ABC-TV Variety Show, on her Christmas episode

in which Ives sang "Holly Jolly Christmas", and later,

in a sketch, played a mysterious ghost who appeared at

Dixie's Diner one Christmas Eve.

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