Information About Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Rudolph first appeared as a story published in 1939 and written by Robert L. May. The story of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" has been adapted into a popular Christmas song, a feature film, animation and TV specials.
The story of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was adapted into a song by Robert May's brother-in-law, a radio producer named Johnny Marks.
American singer Harry Brannon was the first person to sing the song commercially on New York City radio in 1948. Gene Autry released the first recording of the song at Christmas, 1949; "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was to become the first U. S # 1 of the 1950s.
Since then the song has been recorded by multiple artists and been translated into many languages. Among those that have recorded "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" are: Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, The Supremes, The Temptations, The Jackson 5 and Barry Manilow.