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Johnnie Ray
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Vocalist
    (January 10, 1927-February 24, 1990)
    Recorded the songs ‘Cry' (1951), ‘The Little Cloud That Cried' (1951), ‘Please Mr. Sun' (1952), ‘Here Am I—Broken Hearted' (1952), ‘Walkin' My Baby Back Home' (1952), ‘Somebody Stole My Gal' (1953), ‘Just Walking in the Rain' (1956) and ‘You Don't Owe Me a Thing' (1957)
    Appeared in ‘There's No Business Like Show Business' (1954)
    Nicknamed ‘The Prince of Wails,' ‘Atomic Ray,' ‘Mr. Emotion,' ‘The Cry Guy' and ‘The Nabob of Sob'
    He became enraged if anyone spelled his first name ‘Johnny.'
    Broadway critic Earl Wilson said of his onstage flailing, ‘He gives the impression that he's having a baby, though I know positively that he isn't.'
    He was arrested by the vice squad for ‘lewd behavior' in a men's room (1951).
    He was arrested in Detroit for soliciting an undercover police officer (1959). Although he was found not guilty on grounds of entrapment, he vowed never to return to the city.
    He was an alcoholic and abused tranquilizers.
    He became a successful singer despite having lost 50% of the hearing in his left ear in an accident at age 12.
    He underwent an ear operation with disastrous results, losing all the hearing in left ear and 60% in his right (1958).
    Bob Dylan said he was ‘the first singer whose voice and style I totally fell in love with.'
    He gave three command performances for the British royal family.
    He is mentioned in the opening line of the Dexy's Midnight Runners hit ‘Come on Eileen.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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