"St. George and the Dragonet" was recorded August 26, 1953 by Stan Freberg for Capitol Records. The satire was released September 21, 1953 and reached #1 on both the Billboard and Cash Box record charts.
Freberg was employed as a voice actor in animation shortly after he graduated from High School in Alhambra, California. He began at Warner Brothers in 1944.
In 1958, the Oregon Centennial Commission, under the sponsorship of Blitz- Weinhard Brewing Company, hired Freberg to create a musical to celebrate Oregon’s one-hundredth birthday. The result was the album Oregon! Oregon! A Centennial Fable in Three Acts. It was released by Capitol Records during the Oregon Centennial in 1959.