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Smilin’ Billy Blinkhorn

b. 28 Dec 1914, Nanimo, near Vancouver, Uk Columbia, Canada. The kid of the miner, Blinkhorn acquired ambitions to be always a vocalist and was playing electric guitar and performing cowboy music on regional radio at age 13. Encouraged with the recordings of Carson Robison and Jimmie Rodgers, he afterwards …

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