Below: Johnny Horton, live on stage at the Louisiana Hayride.
Below: A later picture sleeve from Billie Jean Horton's ill-fated recording career.
Below: Johnny, center, with manager Tillman Franks on bass and Tommy Tomlinson on guitar.
Below: Grady Martin, holding his 1952 Bigsby doubleneck guitar, as heard on the Johnny Horton recordings. The amp is a Magnatone, in case you're wondering.
Below: One of the most bizarre photos in entertainment history. Johnny Horton serenades 116-year old Walter Williams, the last surviving campaigner of the Civil War. His daughter, Willie Mae Bowles is holding the hearing aid.
Below: Johnny Horton's grave, just
outside of Shreveport, Louisiana.