Music: Pop Records

The battle of New Orleans (Jan. 8, 1815) is remembered as one of the least fortunate maneuvers in British military history (over 2,000 British casualties, 71 American) and as the springboard that launched General Andrew Jackson on his way to the presidency. It now enjoys a third distinction as the subject of a pop disk, The Battle of New Orleans (Columbia), which has sold some threequarter million copies in less than a month. The recorded Battle is the handiwork of Louisiana Country Singer Johnny Horton, but the song has been played by bayou...

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