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Roy Rogers

King of the Cowboys


The show ran from 1951-1957.


      Roy Rogers started in Hollywood in 1935, he formed the singing group,"Sons of the pioneers". They sang on the radio, and soon landed a part in the movies. For the next three years, Roy and the boys did a lot of bit parts, in western movies. In 1938 he changed his name from
Leonard Sly, to Roy Rogers. Bought a beautiful Palomino horse named Trigger, and had his first starring role in"Under Western Skies" The rest as they say, is history.
      When Gene Autry joined the air force in 1942, Roy and Trigger took over new west. He became"King of the Cowboys" In 1944, he made a film called"The Cowboy and the Senorita"costarring Dale Evans. By 1947, she'd become his partner off screen as well as on screen. They were perfect for each other. Although their life together was filled with personal tragedy, the loss of three children, they maintained the same outlook in their personal lives, as they did for millions of viewers of their shows.
That God had a reason for everything in life.
      Dale Evans was also a successful songwriter. She wrote their theme song "Happy Trails" and "The Bible tells me so".

Roy Rogers Riders Club Rules:

Be neat and clean.
Be courteous and polite.
Always obey your parents.
Protect the weak and help them.
Be brave but never take chances.
Study hard and learn all you can.
Be kind to animals and take care of them.
Eat all your food and never waste any.
Love God and go to Sunday school regularly.
Always respect our flag and our country.

These rules were good enough for me, when I was growing up and watched his show.
And they still serve me well as an adult.

Songs By Roy Rogers and The Sons of the pioneers
Happy Trails 134 Kb mp3
Tumbling Tumbleweeds 3.7 Mb mp3
Ghost Riders in the Sky 3.0 Mb mp3
Don't Fence me in 2.5 Mb mp3
Theme from "The Searchers" 2.5 Mb mp3


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