Johnny Preston

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by Johnny Preston

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John Preston Courville, 18 August 1939, Port Arthur, Texas, USA. This pop ballad and rock singer first performed in the Lamar University (Beaumont, Texas) group the Shades, in 1957, and was brought to the attention of Mercury Records by disc jockey and singer, the Big Bopper (Jape Richardson). Among the tracks Richardson wrote and produced for him was the novelty ‘Running Bear’, a sad tale of Red Indian love gone wrong. The record took four months to chart Stateside but it then went... Read more

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60s
oldies
rock n roll
rock and roll
male
american
male vocalists
50s
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