John Wayne’s emotional moment led to an incredible scoop for Duke
During the filming of Chisum, John introduced Duke to patriotic poetry, which greatly touched Wayne, who was a very eloquent and proud American.
Not having served in WWII but staying in Hollywood to make movies, Duke always felt the guilt of this on his shoulders and went out of his way to promote and support the US military throughout his life. , especially when he played soldiers on the big screen. .
Tucker noticed how excited his co-star would get upon hearing such verses and suggested that he and John should collaborate to record some poetry together. As a result, the pair made the 1973 album America, Why I Love Her together, which became a Grammy-nominated spoken word world record. In fact, this week marks the record’s 50th anniversary, as the Wayne estate celebrated on their official social media pages.
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