b. Donald Howard Koplow, 11 Might 1935, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Pop vocalist Don Howard was 17 years of age when he initial heard a specific folk melody recited with a partner. After playing it on his electric guitar he altered the lyrics and copyrighted it beneath the name ‘Oh Happy Time’. Along with his flourishing voice as well as the music’s decrease, chanting rhythm, it had been released in america in Dec 1952 and increased to #4 4 in the graphs without any advertising or plugging, offering more than a million copies. A while later on, Nancy Binns Reed (the sweetheart), an novice songwriter, claimed possession from the tune. Howard gave her a credit as co-writer and decided to talk about the royalties. A cover edition by vocal quartet the Johnston Brothers also reached #4 4 in the united kingdom in middle-1953.