Sunday, December 24, 2017
Never Forget: The Guy Who Wrote 'Christmas In Kansas City' Later Killed Himself
Brad Millison recorded "Christmas In Kansas City" back in 1982 as part of a charity 45 vinyl record benefiting Project Warmth. The throaty classic earned it's real fame in the 90s when corporate radio reintroduced the tune to a new generation of holiday season d-bags listening to 24-Hour-A-Day Christmas Radio starting in November. Also in the 90s, Mr. Millison killed himself rather than continue working as a back-up singer in Las Vegas and coming back to Kansas City enjoy holiday season fame.
The TKC Christmas wish for this year is that sometime in the next 12 months, there's a new local holiday classic without the depressing backstory.
Or maybe just the quieting of so much (equally horrible) Midtown KC gunfire would also be nice.
You decide . . .
Hopefully, more for the morning update . . . STAY TUNED!!!