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Johnnie Ray (John Alvin Ray)

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Biography

Dallas, Oregon, USA
One of the greatest of the transition singers between the crooners and the rockers, Johnnie Ray was the only son of Elmer and Hazel Ray. He was born and raised in Oregon where he loved hiking in nature. He was close with his older sister, sometimes hiking with her. Mother nature eventually would inspire the song lyrics he wrote. After he became famous, he corrected any reporter who asked him whether he preferred living in Los Angeles or New York. He insisted Oregon always would be his home. Read more...

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Pure 80's: The DVD 2002

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Shower of Stars 1954

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Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1948

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The Garry Moore Show 1958

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