Sweet bandleader Kay Kyser was among the most popular of his era.
Performing with featured vocalists Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt and trumpet personality Ish Kabibble the Orchestra had over 75 billboard hits including the #1 recordings of The Umbrella Man (1938), Three Little Fishies (1939), (Lights Out) Til Reveille (1941), (Therell Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover (1941), Who Wouldnt Love You (1942), Jingle, Jangle, Jingle (1942), He Wears a Pair of Silver Wings (1942), Strip Polka (1942), Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition! (1942), Ole Buttermilk Sky (1946) and Woody Woodpecker (1948).
Known for his infectious personality, Kyser was perhaps best known for his radio show Kollege of Musical Knowledge.
Kay Kyser died on July 23, 1985.