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Spade Cooley recording his famous western swing music (1940s).

Source: tsutpen.blogspot.com

Donnell Clyde Cooley (December 17, 1910 – November 23, 1969), better known as Spade Cooley, was an American Western swing musician, big band leader, actor, and television personality. His career ended in 1961 when he was arrested and convicted for the murder of his second wife, Ella Mae Evans.

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  • Birth name: Donnell Clyde Cooley
  • Also known as: King of Western Swing
  • Born: December 17, 1910 Grand, Oklahoma United States
  • Died: November 23, 1969 (aged 58) Oakland, California United States
  • Genres: Western swing
  • Occupation(s): Big band leader, actor, television personality
  • Instruments: Fiddle

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