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Add to basket. Watch this item Watching Watch list is full. Used : An item that has been previously used. About Us Welcome to Planet Earth Records, the home of music cds and rare collectable vinyl records on the net. Powered by eBay Turbo Lister. Postcode: Please enter a valid postcode. Representative example. Purchase rate p. Barry Sadler 's number-one smash "The Ballad of the Green Berets" couldn't have been more impeccable. Released in early , when anti-war sentiment was beginning to swell, "The Ballad of the Green Berets" tapped into an enormous wellspring of patriotic fervor among Americans who were tired of the dissent and ambiguity surrounding Vietnam, and desperately wanted confirmation of America's heroism and moral virtue; that they were on the right side.
Sadler was the perfect man to supply it: he was himself a member of the Green Berets, the Army's elite Special Forces unit, and a wounded Vietnam veteran who wanted to pay tribute to his comrades in arms. Although "The Ballad of the Green Berets" was the biggest hit single of , Sadler never duplicated its blockbuster success, and soon retired from music to become a successful author.
His parents divorced when he was very young, and his father died of cancer when Sadler was just seven. His mother managed various restaurants and bars around the Southwest, moving the family wherever she could find work.
Sadler first became interested in music at age 12, when he picked up a range of Western and Mexican songs at a logging camp, and began teaching himself guitar; during this period, he also discovered a talent for shooting, and developed a startling accuracy for his age. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Learn more - eBay Money Back Guarantee - opens in new window or tab. Seller information famednframed Contact seller. Visit store. See other items More See all.
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A second album sold reasonably well, but the handful of recordings he made after that were unsuccessful. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and served less than 30 days in a minimum security jail. Having left show business around that time, Sadler wrote 29 pulp fiction books beginning in , 22 of them in a series called Casca: The Eternal Mercenary. Sadler moved to Guatemala in the s, where he wrote books, provided medical care to impoverished Mayan people, and was involved in arms selling.
On September 7, , he was shot in the head in Guatemala City. Witnesses and the police said he accidently shot himself. Others claimed he was the victim of a robbery or assassination attempt. The song hit No. When the song hit, the Army took Sadler off his regular duty at Fort Bragg and sent him on a month nationwide tour to promote the song at scores of state fairs, veterans conventions, U.
Savings Bond drives and other events. Sadler hated it. He got out of the Army as soon as his enlistment was up in May and moved with his wife and two young sons to Tucson.
The plan was to make records and become a screenwriter and actor. Barry Sadler ran through all his royalty money and was in debt by when he and his family moved to Nashville. Survivors include his wife, Lavona; two sons, Thor and Baron, and a daughter, Brooke. Obituaries Barry Sadler, 49, Balladeer, Dies. View on timesmachine.SSGT Barry Sadler-The "A" Team 45 Rpm Vinyl Record. C $; or Best Offer; Calculate Shipping ; From United States; Customs services and international tracking provided. Barry Sadler: Casca The Warrior. Charter , 1st edition. C $; Buy It Now; Free Shipping; Barry Sadler Pop Music Card from Spain.