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    Influential country humorist/parodist and jazz mandolin player. Born Kenneth Charles Burns March 10, 1920, Burns began playing mandolin when he was six. He met Henry Haynes at an amateur talent contest at WNOX in Knoxville in 1932. Both 12-year-old boys were disqualified for sounding too professional but were hired as studio musicians. The two formed a duet in which they sang pop songs in a ...more


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