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Johnny Burnette
Birth: Mar. 25, 1934
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1964
Lake County
California, USA

Rock 'n' Roll Singer. In 1956 along with his brother Dorsey Burnette and guitarist Paul Burlison, he created the group, the Rock'n' Roll Trio or Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' Roll Trio. That same year they began to record for the Decca Music Label and continued to until the band went there separate ways in 1957. Burnette went on to achieve a somewhat solo career and also recorded for the labels, Liberty, EMI, MCA, United Artists, Solid Smoke, Coral and BGO. He was considered to be a contemporary of Elvis Presley and worked with the likes of, Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Johnny Horton, Bill Haley and Eddie Cochran. In 1956 he appeared as himself in the motion picture "Rock, Rock, Rock." Among his many recordings are "You're 16" (later a hit recording by Ringo Starr), "Train Kept A-Rollin," "Dreamin," "Little Boy Sad," "Mona Lisa," "I'm Still Dreamin," "In The Chapel In The Moonlight," "Big Big World," "Ballad Of One-Eyed Jacks," "The Treasure Of Love," "The Fool," "Blue Blue Morning," "Memories Are Made Of This," "Pledge Of Love," "Rock Therapy," and "Honey Hush." 
Family links: 
  Dorsey W Burnette (1902 - 1963)
  Willie Mae Burnette (1898 - 1979)
  Dorsey Burnette (1932 - 1979)*
  Johnny Burnette (1934 - 1964)
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Drowned in boating accident
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Ascension, Lot 8276, Space 4
GPS (lat/lon): 34.12575, -118.24154
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 15, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7014355
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- Lance
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Aug. 19, 2016
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Aug. 14, 2016
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