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Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray

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Johnnie Ray: The Nabob of Sob

Report and Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, 3 August 1974

Long before Beatlemania hit Britain, JOHNNIE RAY was the idol of the screamers and fainters. His highly emotional stage act included breaking down in tears ...

The Johnnie Ray Story

Sleeve notes by Pete Grendysa, Bear Family box set, 1990

THE LONG WHITE limousine is rocking like a rowboat, engulfed by a stormy sea of screaming bobby-soxers. Waves of petticoated and sweatered girls break against ...

Johnnie Ray

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. John Alvin Ray, 10 January 1927, Dallas, Oregon, USA, d. 24 February 1990, Los Angeles ...


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