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Hello,  George Hamilton IV has had two recording careers, first as a teen pop star in 1956 and then as a top country artist in 1960.  George was born on July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  He toured with Buddy Holly, Gene Vincent and The Everly Brothers.  George charted 40 country hits between 1960 and 1978.

His first hit record entered the Billboard Top 100 in November of 1956.  “A ROSE AND A BABY RUTH” on ABC-Paramount Records was a big hit climbing the chart and peaking at #6.  Earlier in 1956 the record was released on the Colonial Records label as George Hamilton IV and The Country Gentlemen.  ABC-Paramount picked up the single and gave it the distribution to make it a hit.  “A Rose And A Baby Ruth” sold over a million copies.  The huge hit enjoyed a 20 week run on the Top 100.

George’s next record…

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