Jimmy Boyd was an American singer who is a musician and actor too. He was born on the January 9, 1939.
Career and Biography:
He was born in the city of McComb in the Mississippi. His father was Leslie Boyd and mother was Winnie. He was from a poor family and he had seen his parents and siblings sufferer a lot for poverty.
Jimmy's grandfather was a fiddler. He was called Fiddler Bill and used to play fiddle in family gatherings and at dances. Most of his sons inherited musical abilities and they all sang together and played instruments. They were all in singing abilities. Jimmy's father was also good at harmonica and guitar.
Jimmy's parents used to take them occasionally to dance functions. Kenneth who was Jimmy's elder brother went to the group leader of the band grou
p and urged him to listen to his younger brother's song and playing guitar. The leader of the band called Jimmy on stage who was then just seven years old and told him to sing.
Jimmy sang and played guitar and the crowd went crazy. After the show the band leader and the person from a local radio station requested Jimmy's father so that he could come to perform on every Saturday night. They proposed that it would be a part of a hour long radio program. They offered to pay $50 for each of his show which was enough for this poor family.
When he was just 11 or 12 years old he recorded the song "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" for Columbia Records. It was sold over two and half million copies in it's first week of release. He got popularity very soon. He got two gold records. In those days when the Grammy did not exist, gold was actually the Grammys and the medal was of real gold.
Why do we like Jimmy Boyd?
We like him as a singer, musician and actor too.
Why is Jimmy Boyd Famous?
He is famous as an American singer, musician and actor too.