Leroy Van Dyke (born October 4, 1929) is billed as "The world's most famous auctioneer." He was catapulted into fame by his hit, semi-autobiographical, country music song, "The Auctioneer", in 1956 and has been a renowned auctioneer and entertainer since. "The Auctioneer" was followed by the movie, What Am I Bid, in which Van Dyke played himself as an auctioneer. His next hit song, "Walk on By", reached No.1 on the country charts in 1961 and remained on the charts for 37 weeks. In 1994Billboard Magazine designated "Walk on By" as the No.1 country song in chart history. Van Dyke had one more hit song, "If a Woman Answers", that reached No.3 on the country charts in 1962. October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... An auctioneer and her assistants scan the crowd for bidders An auction is the process of buying and selling things by offering them up for bid, taking bids, and then selling the item to the highest bidder. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated like the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ...
Leroy Van Dyke continues as an auctioneer, musician and motivational speaker.
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