John D. Loudermilk

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: singer-songwriter 60s country oldies Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 March 1934, Durham, North Carolina, USA. Loudermilk’s first musical experience was banging a drum for the Salvation Army; he played various instruments as a child and appeared regularly on the radio from the age of 11. In 1956, George Hamilton IV recorded his song ‘A Rose And A Baby Ruth’, which went from the local to the national charts, reaching number 6. A few months later, Eddie Cochran made his debut in the US Top 20 with ‘Sittin’ In The Balcony’, another Loudermilk song that he had recorded himself under the pseudonym Johnny D. When Loudermilk moved to Nashville, a stream of hits followed, the UK chart successes being ‘Waterloo’ (Stonewall Jackson, 1959), ‘Angela Jones’ (Michael Cox, 1960), ‘Tobacco Road’ (Nashville Teens, 1964), ‘Google Eye’ (which was a catfish, Nashville Teens, 1964), ‘This Little Bird’ (Marianne Faithfull, 1965, and subsequently parodied by the Barron...

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