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.