GRIFFIN, KEN MAGIC -- MT148
OBV: Bust facing right, "AMERICA'S GREAT TOURING ILLUSIONIST / KEN GIFFIN"
REV: Seated female figure, "THIS COIN WILL BRING YOU LUCK / ROBERTA"
COMPOSITION: BR, R3, V3; AL, R3, V3, 39.5-S
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TAMS Journal, Volume 18, Number 5, October 1978, (Part Two)
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Kenneth W. "Ken" Griffin (December 28, 1909 – March 11, 1956) was an American organist.
2 Partial discography
Griffin was born in Columbia, Missouri. His biggest hit was "You Can't Be True, Dear" (1948), which was first released as an instrumental, and later that year re-released with a vocal by Jerry Wayne dubbed in. Both versions became popular, selling over 3.5 million copies. He also starred in a 1954-55 syndicated television series, 67 Melody Lane. He recorded on a variety of record labels including Columbia and Rondo.
It was in the 1940s in Aurora, Illinois that Griffin broke into the nightclub circuit, playing at the Rivoli Cafe nightly. The sessions at the Rivoli cafe were broadcast on the radio station, WMRO, and the program became popular. Griffin died on March 11, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 46, of a heart attack and was buried at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora. Columbia had many hours of Griffin's unreleased recordings on tape, and continued to release "new" recordings of Griffin's music for a number of years after his death.
Anniversary Songs Columbia 12" Lp CL-586/CS-8781*
Skating Time Columbia 12" Lp CL-610 (Also available on 10" Lp)
Lost In A Cloud Columbia 12" Lp CL-662
The Music of Irving Berlin Columbia 10" Lp CL-6120
Christmas Carols Columbia 10" Lp CL-6130
Hawaiian Serenade Columbia 10" Lp CL-6206
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling Columbia 10" Lp CL-6245
Latin Americana Columbia 10" Lp CL-6263
Cruising Down The River Columbia 12" Lp CL-761/CS-9042*
Hymns Of America Columbia 10" Lp CL-6298
You Can't Be True, Dear Columbia 12" Lp CL-907/CS-8790*
Moonlight And Roses Columbia 12" Lp CL-1207/CS-8848*
67 Melody Lane Columbia 12" Lp CL-724
Greatest Hits Columbia 12" Lp CL-2717/CS-9517*
Sentimental Serenade Harmony (Columbia) 12" Lp HL-7384/HS-11184*
Ken Griffin at the Wurlitzer Organ Philips 10" Lp B 07755 R*
Great Organ Favorites Harmony/Columbia 12" LP H 31028
At The Great Organ Rondo-lette 12" LP A30
The Sparkling Touch Columbia 12" Lp CL 1709
To Each His Own Columbia 12" Lp CL 1599
On The Happy Side Columbia 12" Lp CL 1518
Hawaiian Magic Columbia 12" Lp CL 1062
Plays Romantic Waltzes Columbia 12" Lp CL 1365
Love Letters In The Sand Columbia 12" Lp CL 1039
Let's Have a Party (And Everybody Sing) Columbia 12" Lp CL 1127
Ebb Tide Columbia 12" HS-11226
The Fabulous Ken Griffin Harmony Columbia 12" HS 11184
1. Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 43. ISBN 0-214-20512-6.