Freddy Morgan (b. 7 November 1910, New York City, New York, USA, d. 1970), formed the Sunnysiders in the mid-50s with Margie Rayburn (b. 1924, Madera, California, USA, d. 14 June 2000, Oceanside, California, USA), Norman Milkin and Jad Paul. Morgan was a banjoist and songwriter and a member of Spike Jones’ City Slickers between 1947 and 1958. The group signed with Kapp Records and their first single, ‘Hey, Mr. Banjo’, penned by Morgan and Milkin, reached number 12 in the US in May 1955. They followed it up with other banjo-related songs, including ‘The Lonesome Banjo’ and ‘Banjo Picker’s Ball’, but were unable to return to the charts. Rayburn (who married Milkin) did have her own US Top 10 single in 1957 with ‘I’m Available’.
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