Ringo by Lorne Greene

May 26, 2015


During the 1960’s Lorne Greene had one of the most recognizable faces in the world. As the star of the television series BONANZA, people in 80 different countries invited him into their living rooms every week.

In 1964, he became a recording artist for the RCA label and would eventually release seven albums. The height of his recording career came in 1964 when he released the single “Ringo.” His narration about saving the life of a Gunfighter shot up the charts and on December 5, 1964, reached the top of the charts.

BONANZA was one of the longest running westerns in TV history. After its demise he would star in GRIFF, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, and LORNE GREENE”S NEW WILDERNESS. He remained a star until his death but never had another hit record make the week of December 5, 1964, unique in his life.

An Ol’ Tin Cup 45 by Lorne Greene

June 24, 2013

an ol' tin cup Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene, 1914-1987, will always be remembered for the role of Ben Cartwright on the long running television series BONANZA. Many people forget his starring role on the original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. Way back in time, 1940-1943, he was the lead news broadcaster for CBS Radio.

During the mid-1960s, while in his early 50s, he gave it a try as a recording artist. His first single, “Ringo,” made it all the way to number one. “An Ol’ Tin Cup” was representative of his releases. They were half sung and half spoken. He never had another real hit and his career as a recording artist quickly came to a merciful end.