Sunday, December 14, 2008

life's a drag, petrolhead


Tearing down the straight and narrow in 1963 with Johnny Sudetta, a Clevelander who moved out west to CA in 1959.

Written by R. Christian & J. Sudetta, and recorded by the rechristened Fortune Cookie at the age of just sixteen; he was invited by Johnny Burnette to tour England in the same year on the back of "Soul Surfer", but as a juvenile was prohibited from applying for a working visa. Johnny also provided sterling session guitar for bigger acts including Sam Cooke, Glen Campbell and - on one occasion - even toured with the Beach Boys.

JOHNNY FORTUNE: DRAGSTER from "Dragster b/w Siboney" 45 (Park Avenue) 1963 (US)


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