JIMMY DEAN’S “BIG BAD JOHN” MADE HIM FAMOUS LONG BEFORE THE SAUSAGES
We have a weakness for early country western music so we couldn’t let the passing of Jimmy Dean go by without comment. Before the actor James Dean was killed in 1955, he was frequently mixed up with the singer – to the dismay of both. (They even looked a bit alike.) This Jimmy was a radio star early on and his biggest hit “Big Bad John” sold a million copies in 1961. Eventually his sausage business eclipsed his singing career and he ended up on everyone’s breakfast table.