Johnny Burnette, singer
Johnny Burnette & the Rock 'n' Roll Trio
birth name: John Joseph Burnette

Johnny Burnette

March 25, 1934, Memphis, TN ~ August 14, 1964, Clear Lake, CA

Burnette gained prominence in 1973 both for the inclusion of ‘You’re Sixteen’ on the American Graffiti soundtrack and for Ringo Starr's version of the same song. In addition, Burnette's original song was recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. One of his songs, Train Kept A-Rollin' by Tiny Bradshaw, would later be recorded by The Yardbirds, Motörhead and Aerosmith. ~ Wikipedia: Johnny Burnette ~ retrieved August 12, 2013 © Wikipedia

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August 14, 1971 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (6) John Denver, Take Me Home, Country Roads ~ #2 (4) Jean Knight, Mr. Big Stuff ~ #1 (1) Bee Gees, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart


In 2012 two albums by Johnny Burnette (solo) made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #291 Roses Are Red (1962) ~ #21 Dreamin' (1960)

Johnny Burnette & the Rock n Roll Trio

Generally, if you help define a Rock genre, it would be expected that you would have a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio receive credit for being the top Rockabilly bands, but they received much of that credit long after they recorded. When they recorded for Sun records, Johnny Burnette and the Rock and Roll Trio were delivering some of the wildest concerts ever seen in their day. Their music was raucous, loud and infectious. Problem was they drew little interest and sold only a handful of records. ~ Not In Hall Of Fame: Johnny Burnette & the Rock n Roll Trio ~ retrieved July 24, 2013 © Not In Hall Of Fame

Johnny Burnette & the Rock and Roll Trio ~ Train Kept A-Rollin' (Kay/Mann/Bradshaw) ~ Named one of the 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll in 1995.

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