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 Johnny Burnette

Johnny Burnette

Birth
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Death 14 Aug 1964 (aged 30)
Clearlake, Lake County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Ascension, Lot 8276, Space 4
Memorial ID 7014355 · View Source
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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."


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7014355
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Johnny Burnette (25 Mar 1934–14 Aug 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7014355, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .