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The song describes the Battle of New Orleans from the perspective of an American soldier; the song tells the tale of the battle with a light tone and provides a rather comical version of what actually happened at the battle. It has been recorded by many artists, but the singer most often associated with this song is Johnny Horton.
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- April 6, 1959
Barry from Sauquoit, Ny On June 7th 1959, Johnny Horton performed "The Battle Of New Orleans" on CBS-TV program 'The Ed Sullivan Show'... Two months earlier on April 21st it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart... And thirteen days before this appearance on the 'Sullivan' show it peaked at #1 (May 26th) and remained in the top spot for 6 weeks...