This Day in History: 1909-03-29

Born on this day near Corrigan, Polk County, Texas was Moon Mullican, country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist. He is associated with the hillbilly boogie style which greatly influenced rockabilly and in 1945, put together his own band, the Showboys. He scored the 1950 #1 hit “I’ll Sail My Ship Alone.” Mullican died on January 1, 1967 aged 57.