Johnny Burnette

John Joseph "Johnny" Burnette (March 25, 1934 – August 14, 1964) was an American singer-songwriter of rockabilly and pop music. In 1952, he and his older brother, Dorsey Burnette, and their friend Paul Burlison formed the band that later was known as the Rock and Roll Trio.

He is the father of the 1980s rockabilly singer Rocky Burnette.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 25th, 1934 (Memphis), Died August 1st, 1964 (Clearlake)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1957

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, vocalist

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 89908 5/7/1956 Shattered dreams-1 Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89909 5/7/1956 Midnight train Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89910 5/7/1956 You're undecided-2 Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist  
Decca 89911 5/7/1956 Tear it up Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 89922 5/7/1956 Oh baby babe Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9426 7/2/1956 The train kept a-rollin' Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9427 7/2/1956 Blues stay away from me-1 Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9428 7/2/1956 All by myself Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9429 7/2/1956 Drinking wine spo-dee-o-dee Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9430 7/3/1956 Chains of love Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9431 7/3/1956 Honey hush Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9432 7/3/1956 Lonesome tears in my eyes Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9433 7/3/1956 I just found out Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9434 7/4/1956 Please don't leave me Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9435 7/4/1956 Rock therapy Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9436 7/4/1956 Rockbilly boogie Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9437 7/5/1956 Lonesome train (On a lonesome track) Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NA 9438 7/5/1956 Sweet love on my mind Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NA 9439 7/5/1956 My love, you're a stranger Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NA 9440 7/5/1956 I love you so Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NA 9441 7/5/1956 Your baby blue eyes Johnny Burnette Trio instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist  
Decca NA 9729 3/22/1957 Touch me Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9730 3/22/1957 If you want it enough Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9731 3/22/1957 Butterfingers Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 9732 3/22/1957 Eager beaver baby Johnny Burnette Trio vocalist, instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burnette, Johnny," accessed July 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201303.

Burnette, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201303.

"Burnette, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/201303

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