The City Slickers created and performed a series of anarchic, cacophonous parodies of popular songs. Der Fuehrer's Face was an early success. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth was a number one hit in 1948.
Other band members were George Rock (voice and trumpet), Doodles Weaver (voice) and Red Ingle (voice).
Jones's wife was the singer Helen Grayco, who performed on some of his radio shows.
On his death in 1965, Spike Jones was interred in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
Spike Jones Facts
|Birth Name||Lindley Armstrong Jones|
|Birthday||December 14, 1911|
|Birthplace||Long Beach, California, USA|
|Date of death||May 1, 1965 (age 53)|
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