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 Johnny Preston

Johnny Preston

Birth
Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Death 4 Mar 2011 (aged 71)
Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Burial Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
Plot Urn Garden section
Memorial ID 66482226 · View Source
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Rock Vocalist. Born John Preston Courville, Jr., he started performing in school chorals which took him throughout the state of Texas and later formed the group The Shades. This would lead to him being noticed by the Big Bopper in 1957, and an eventual contract with the Mercury record label. Preston found stardom with his number one gold record "Running Bear" (1959) and followed it with two Top-20 chart placings "Cradle of Love" (1960, reaching number 7) and "Feel So Fine" (1960, peaking at number 14). He continued to perform throughout the rest of his life, but failed to achieve the same success.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 4 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66482226
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Preston (18 Aug 1939–4 Mar 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66482226, citing Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, Jefferson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .