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Johnny Perez

  • Birth 1943 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 2012 Topanga, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Unknown
  • Memorial ID 97013224

Rock Musician. A drummer, he was a founding member of the 1960s music group the Sir Douglas Quintet. During his high school years, he was a Golden Gloves amateur boxer, prior to gravitating towards a career in music. Along with his friend Doug Sham, fueled and influenced by the "British Invasion" the Sir Douglas Quintet came to fruition. They ventured out to California and came under the guidance of record producer Huey P. Meaux who secured them under his Tribe label. They would score a Top-20 hit with "She's About a Mover" (1965) and followed this with the Top-40 single "The Rains Came" (1966). After the group disbanded during the early 1970s, Perez went onto become the proprietor of a recording studio in the Topanga, California-area. He died of complications from cirrhosis of the liver.

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 13 Sep 2012
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