Johnnie Allan

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Birthday
10, 1938
Birthplace
Louisiana
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1938 (age 80)
Birthplace
Louisiana

About

Cajun singer and guitarist famous for being an originator the genre which came to be known as "swamp pop." Some of his best-known hits include "Lonely Days, Lonely Nights" and a cover of Merle Haggard's "Somewhere on Skid Row."

Before Fame

He was inspired to play rock music after seeing Elvis Presley perform on television in 1956.

Trivia

He is the co-author of the 1992 Jimmy Donley biography Born to Be a Loser.

Family Life

He was raised in a musical family in Louisiana.

Associated With

He and Texas singer Freddy Fender are two of the biggest names in "swamp pop."