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Gene Vincent - 100% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts
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Vincent Eugene Craddock, 11 February 1935, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, d. 12 October 1971, Newhall, California, USA. One of the original bad boys of rock ‘n’ roll, the self-destructive Vincent was involved in a motorcycle crash in July 1955 and his left leg was permanently damaged. Discharged from the US Navy, he began appearing on country music radio and came under th Read more

Sonny Burgess - 89% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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Albert Burgess, 28 May 1931, Newport, Arkansas, USA. As a child Burgess earned the name ‘Sonny’ as a result of his father also being called Albert. Inspired by the Grand Ole Opry show transmitted over WSM’s airwaves, he set about learning to play a catalogue-purchased guitar. He joined his first country band while at high school, eventually moving from the rol Read more

Eddie Cochran - 83% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Music Videos & Concerts
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Edward Raymond Cochrane, 3 October 1938, Albert Lea, Minnesota, USA, d. 17 April 1960, Chippenham, Wiltshire, England. Recent information states he was raised in Minnisota, but without sight of the birth certificate, it is still possible he was born in Oklahoma City. Although Cochran’s career was brief, during which time he had only had one major hit in the USA and topp Read more

Jack Scott - 79% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal R&B / Soul
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Giovanni Dominico Scafone Jnr., 24 January 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. This distinctive, deep-voiced rock ‘n’ roll and ballad singer-songwriter moved to Detroit at the age of 10, and began performing regularly with his sister Linda on the WEXL radio station. After changing his name to Jack Scott, he formed the C&W outfit Southern Drifters in 1954. Playing a Read more

Dale Hawkins - 75% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Blues
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Delmar Allen Hawkins, 22 August 1936, Goldmine, Louisiana, USA. Born into a musical family where his father Delmar, and later. his younger brother Jerry were both musicians. The latter recorded three unsuccessful singles. Dale Hawkins was one of the earliest exponents of rockabilly, and this underrated singer-guitarist was discovered in 1955 by Shreveport record distributor Read more

Carl Perkins - 71% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Comedy Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Television Music & Radio Country & Bluegrass
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Carl Lee Perkins, 9 April 1932, Ridgely, Tennessee, USA (his birth certificate misspelled the last name as Perkings), d. 19 January 1998, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Carl Perkins was one of the most renowned rockabilly artists recording for Sun Records in the 50s and the author of the classic song ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. As a guitarist, he influenced many of the next ge Read more

Bobby Vee - 70% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals Musicals & The Arts
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Robert Thomas Velline, 30 April 1943, Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Vee’s first exposure to the rock ‘n’ roll scene occurred in macabre circumstances when his group, the Shadows, deputized for Buddy Holly after the singer was killed in an air crash in February 1959. Soon after, Vee’s group were discovered by famed producer Snuff Garrett and saw their indepen Read more

Bobby Rydell - 68% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Easy Listening Musicals & The Arts
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Robert Ridarelli, 26 April 1942, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Probably the most musically talented of the late 50s Philadelphia school of clean-cut teen-idols, Rydell first performed in public as a drummer at the age of seven. At nine he debuted on Paul Whiteman’s Teen Club amateur television show and was the show’s regular drummer for three years. He attended Read more

Neil Sedaka - 63% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Vocals Country & Bluegrass Documentaries Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts
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13 March 1939, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Pianist Sedaka began his songwriting career with lyricist Howard Greenfield in the early 50s. During this high school period, Sedaka dated Carol Klein (later known as Carole King). For a brief period, Sedaka joined the Tokens, then won a scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School of Music. In 1958, the pianist joine Read more

Johnny Tillotson - 60% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Comedy Musicals & The Arts Doo Wop Easy Listening R&B / Soul Vocals
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20 April 1939, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Tillotson’s father was a country music disc jockey and Johnny himself was appearing on local radio from the age of nine. His parents encouraged his talent by giving him first a ukulele and then a guitar, and he was influenced by the singing cowboys (Gene Autry, Roy Rogers) and country singer Hank Williams. He appeared regularly Read more

Billy Lee Riley - 59% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass
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5 October 1933, Pocahontas, Arkansas, USA. One of the unsung members of the early Sun Records roster, Billy Lee Riley’s recordings for the label remain among the most uninhibited rock ‘n’ roll sides to be released during the mid- to late 50s. Read more

Warren Smith - 58% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Country & Bluegrass Jazz
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Bobby Freeman - 57% match to Johnny Burnette

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Curtis Lee - 55% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock
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28 October 1941, Yuma, Arizona, USA. Lee was the beneficiary of two great 1961 productions by Phil Spector, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ (US Top 10) and ‘Under The Moon Of Love’ (US Top 50). In the UK, ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes’ was a minor hit record, going no higher than 47 in 1961. Lee began his recording career in 1959, and the following year Read more

Frankie Avalon - 55% match to Johnny Burnette

Genres: Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy Drama Holiday & Seasonal Action & Adventure Sci-Fi / Fantasy Vocals War Westerns Soundtracks Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Jazz
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Francis Avallone, 18 September 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This photogenic 50s teen idol started as a trumpet-playing child prodigy. His first recordings in 1954 were the instrumentals ‘Trumpet Sorrento’ and ‘Trumpet Tarantella’ on X-Vik Records (an RCA Records subsidiary). In the mid-50s, he appeared on many television and radio shows includin Read more

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