Ever since hearing 1950s recording star Frankie Laine sing on the Ed Sullivan Show, Craig Cronbaugh has been a huge fan. Laine, probably best known for his rugged rendition of the television theme, "Rawhide," has remained at the top of Craig's hit parade all these years.
Not only does Craig own nearly every recording the singer has made, he's also collected clips of Frankie's television and movie appearances, along with recordings of the many themes Frankie's sung for motion pictures such as "Gunfight at OK Corral" and "Blazing Saddles."
And over the years, Craig has also collected personal visits with his idol, impulsively hopping aboard a Greyhound bus to San Diego back in 1985 just to shake Frankie's hand, and later helping the singer celebrate his 80th and 85th birthdays. Craig displayed his collection for Living in Iowa and filled us in on his relationship with the celebrity.