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George Rock

George Rock (October 11, 1919 – April 12, 1988) was a trumpet player and singer with various bands before starring with Spike Jones and His City Slickers.

A large man, he attended Wesleyan College on a football scholarship, before turning pro as a musician at the age of 20. His first national exposure was in the Freddie Fisher's Schnickelfritz Band. Working in Hollywood in 1944 he signed up with the Spike Jones Band.[1]

With Spike Jones and His Slickers he played lead trumpet, and also sang with the group, using a voice characterization that sounded like a child. He sang "

He also performed on other recordings by Spike Jones and the City Slickers including "I'm the Captain of the Space Ship", "You Wanna Buy a Bunny?", "I'm the Angel in the Christmas Play", and "Happy New Year" (the flip side of "All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth").

Rock also played trumpet on The Spike Jones Show on television in the late 1950s, including the 1958 NBC series Club Oasis.

Rock's voice (as child character in "All I Want For Christmas") is nearly similar to the voice of Elmo, a Muppet character on Sesame Street.

Further reading

  • Young, Jordan R. (2005). Spike Jones Off the Record: The Man Who Murdered Music. (3rd edition) Albany: BearManor Media ISBN 1-59393-012-7.


  1. ^ retrieved July 16, 2015

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