Johnny Sea

Genres: Country & Bluegrass
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Decades: 1960s 2000s

Biography

John Allan Seay Jnr., 15 July 1940, Gulfport, Mississippi, USA. Sea grew up in Georgia, learned to play guitar and made his first appearances on theGeorgia Jubilee before being signed to the Louisiana Hayride in 1957, while still at high school. In 1959, he made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry and gained his first success with ‘Frankie’s Man Johnny’ on the NRC label, which went to number 13 in the Billboard country charts. He equalled this achievement in 1960 with ‘Nobody’s Darlin’ But Mine’. He had aspirations towards an acting career and had lessons at a New York acting school, but after some small stage roles, he decided to be a cowboy and headed west. He worked in various states until, in 1962, he relocated to a ranch near Franklin, Tennessee, where he trained horses and raised cattle. He also rode in rodeos but in 1964, he began recording for the Philips Records label, finding chart success with ‘My Baby Walks All Over...

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