November 22, 1946

Gene Autry rides in the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood, as do Roy Rogers, Jack Benny and Red Skelton. When Autry hears children shout, "Here comes Santa Claus," he's inspired to write "Here Comes Santa Claus (Down Santa Claus Lane)."

Autry recorded the original, and most famous version in 1947, with it climbing to #5 on the country and #9 on the pop charts. He recorded the song in 1953 and again in 1957. The song has also been recorded by by Elvis Presley, Doris Day, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, Ray Conniff Singers, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Willie Nelson, The Wiggles, Billy Idol, Bob Dylan, Mariah Carey, Chicago.

  • 2011

    Keith Urban has surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cords

  • 1985

  • #1 On This Date

    SINGLES

    2008 – Taylor Swift – “Love Story

    2003 – Toby Keith – “I Love This Bar

    1997 – Shania Twain – “Love Gets Me Everytime

    1986 – Paul Davis w/Marie Osmond – “You’re Still New To Me

    1980 – Kenny Rogers – “Lady

    1975 – Dickey Lee – “Rocky

    1969 – Merle Haggard – “Okie From Muskogee

    1952 – Hank Williams – “Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

    1947 – Eddy Arnold – “I’ll Hold You In My Heart (Till I Can Hold You In My Arms)

     

    ALBUMS

    2008 – Brad Paisley – Play

    2003 – Toby Keith – Shock’n Y’all

    1997 – Shania Twain – Come On Over

    1986 – Alabama – The Touch

    1980 – Kenny Rogers – Greatest Hits

    1975 – John Denver - Windsong

    1969 – Johnny Cash – At San Quentin

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