John D. Loudermilk

John D. Loudermilk Jr. (March 31, 1934 – September 21, 2016) was an American singer and songwriter. Although he had his own recording career during the 1950s and 1960s, he was primarily known as a songwriter. His best-known songs include "Indian Reservation", a 1968 UK cover by Don Fardon and a 1971 U.S. No. 1 hit for Paul Revere & the Raiders; "Ebony Eyes", a 1961 U.K. No. 1 and U.S. No. 8 for the Everly Brothers; "Tobacco Road", a 1964 Top 20 hit in both the U.S. and the U.K. for the Nashville Teens; "This Little Bird", a U.K. No. 6 for Marianne Faithfull in 1965, and "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", a U.S. Top Ten hit in 1967 for the Casinos and also a U.S. No. 1 country hit for Eddy Arnold the following year.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 31, 1934 (Durham), Died September 21, 2016 (Christiana)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 10797 7/20/1959 I'm with you Arnie Derksen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 10798 7/20/1959 K4WO Arnie Derksen instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca NA 10799 7/20/1959 There stands the glass Arnie Derksen instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loudermilk, John D.," accessed January 27, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328149.

Loudermilk, John D.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328149.

"Loudermilk, John D.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 27 January 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/328149

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