Johnny Carver

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s

Biography

John David Carver, 20 November 1940, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Carver started out in a family gospel group, formed his own band in high school and then took a band on the road around the USA. In 1965 he was the featured singer at the Palomino Club in Hollywood, which led to a contract with Imperial Records. His first country hits were ‘Your Lily White Hands’, ‘I Still Didn’t Have The Sense To Go’, ‘Hold Me Tight’ and ‘Sweet Wine’. His songs were recorded by Ferlin Husky, Connie Smith and Roy Drusky. On ABC / Dot from 1973, he covered pop hits for the country market, such as ‘Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree’, ‘Afternoon Delight’ and ‘Living Next Door To Alice’. His last chart entry was in 1981 with ‘S.O.S.’. In the 90s Carver has performed with his Nashville All-Star Band.

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