Canadian, six feet one, genial Donn Reynolds, "King of the Yodelers", was born in Western Canada June 26, 1921.
At the age of 10, he picked up his first guitar, and by 14, he turned professional as "The Yodeling Ranger". This was the beginning of a long prosperous career that was to bring Donn world renown for his style and presentation of the western song.
Donn was the former International Yodel Champion, winning the title at the Pacific National Exhibition in 1950. In 1956 he won the United States Yodeling Championship in Washington DC, claiming the title "World's Champion Yodeler".
A star of song and screen, Donn released many recordings on MGM, Columbia, and RCA labels including several worldwide hit singles. He performed on countless stages and television shows worldwide including the Grand Ole Opry, Bavarian Opry, Louisiana Hayride, WLS National Barn Dance, El Circo De Madrid, WWVA Jamboree, and KRLD Big "D" Jamboree. His friends include the likes of Hank Snow, Peggy Lee, Roy Rogers, Marty Robbins, Ray Price, Roy Clark, and Buck Owens. His acting credits include the films Eureka Stockade (1949), Arena (1953), and the lead role as Davy Crockett in the British musical.
Though Donn, for most of his career, was a
solo performer, he teamed up in the latter years with his wife Cindy as a
husband and wife duet. The couple commenced a worldwide tour together including
performances throughout England, Europe and the Middle East. They appeared in
the United States and Canada on many top TV shows, performed before royalty, and
played almost every major night club in Canada from coast-to-coast.
In loving memory of a world class
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December 2004 marks the 150th anniversary of the Australian Eureka
Stockade. As an original cast member of the 1949 movie, we are proud to
contribute some of Donn's material to the commemorative events of