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


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  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Loudermilk, John D.," accessed January 27, 2022,

Loudermilk, John D.. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2022, from

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

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