1/7 Today in Weird Music History: 1947. Johnny Marks’ song, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” hits #1 on the pop charts, somewhat late for the Christmas season. Rudolph’s journey began in 1939 as a storybook and song for the Montgomery Ward retail and catalog stores. But even greater fame awaited after Gene Autry’s 1949 styling and the Rankin and Bass Christmas special of 1964.
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