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Johnnie & Joe

Biography

This US R&B duo featured Johnnie Louise Richardson (d. 25 October 1988) and Joe Rivers (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). Emerging from the Bronx, New York, USA, they were famed for their sublime doo-wop-flavoured ballads, notably ‘Over The Mountain, Across The Sea’ (number 3 R&B/number 8 pop, 1957), one of the most memorable and enduring early rock ‘n’ roll hits. Richardson was the daughter of Zelma ‘Zell’ Sanders, the owner of J&S Records. Sanders... Read more

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oldies
pop
vocal
50s
american
60s
male
rock and roll
duet
chess records
all
spotify
bronx
oldies but goldies
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