Sidebar: Beverly Mathis, a.k.a "Miss Mathis" and "Mrs. Petersen", was my 7th grade chorus teacher during the 1962-63 school year at Beaty Junior High.
1948 Dragon yearbook
Chorus 2; A Cappella Choir 2, 3, 4."Kent" didn't really catch on until the early 20th century. His popularity peaked during the 1950s and early 1960s. His most recent appearance on the top 1000 was 2003.
The #1 song according to Billboard magazine at the beginning of 1948.