Twanging Tuesday # 15

Todays track come from another Memphis bound musician – Johnny Burnett. Grown up with Elvis he wanted to start a career as boxing professional but gave it up after his first fight and a broken nose. Together with his brother he formed a band that became later The Rock and Roll Trio. He will not be forgotten with Only Sixteen that got him in the top-ten of the charts and was covered by many artists along the years. His son Rocky Burnett had also success in the early 80s with his top-ten hit Tired of Toeing the Line. 

Johnny Burnett – Tear It Up

And as a bonus a rare performance in American TV:


One thought on “Twanging Tuesday # 15

  1. Excellent track. His songs have that wild feel, as if he's about to lose control he' so excited. Great stuff.

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