Whatever Happened To LeRoy Van Dyke
‘The Auctioneer’ was one of those songs that, even today, whenever you hear it you have to turn it up loud. Catchy? Yes, to say the least!
The year was 1956 and LeRoy Van Dyke swept the nation with ‘The Auctioneer’, a song that he and Buddy Black co-wrote. It sold over 2.5 million records!
But what may be of interest, Leroy’s ‘Walk On By’ from 1961 spent more weeks at #1 (an astonishing 19!) than ‘The Auctioneer’ did.
So whatever happened to LeRoy Van Dyke?
Well, I’m happy to say LeRoy still does some concerts and spends most of his time on his ranch near Sedalia, Missouri. At the age of 84, LeRoy also raises premium quality Arabian mules!