Johnny Rebel

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Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Moss Bluff, LA
Death Date
Sep 3, 2016 (77)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1938
Birthplace
Moss Bluff, LA
Death Date
Sep 3, 2016 (77)

About

Controversial Cajun country music singer known for his outwardly racist recordings, which were typically aimed at African-Americans. Some of his most well-known songs, the majority of which were recorded in the 60's, were included on the 1971 compilation For Segregationists Only.

Before Fame

He first began recording under the Johnny Rebel moniker in Crowley, Louisiana during the height of the civil rights movement. His first release was the single "Lookin' for a Handout"/"Kajun Ku Klux Klan".

Trivia

Several of his songs have been misattributed to other artists, including Buddy Holly, Johnny Horton and David Allan Coe.

Family Life

His birth name was Clifford Joseph Trahan. He was married and he had a son.

Associated With

He was interviewed as a guest on The Howard Stern Show.