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Johnny Burnette (1934–1964)

Johnny Burnette was born on March 25, 1934 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. He died on August 14, 1964 in Clear Lake, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Documentary) (performer: "You're Sixteen (You're Beautiful & You're Mine)")
 2004 A Dirty Shame (performer: "Eager Beaver Baby")
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Lonesome Tears in My Eyes")
 1994 Pulp Fiction (writer: "Waitin' In School")
 1989 Heavy Petting (Documentary) (performer: "You're Sixteen")
 1987 My Best Friend's Birthday (writer: "Rock Billy Boogie")
 1985 Sweet Dreams (writer: "Oh Baby Babe")
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video) (performer: "Dreamin'")
 1981 Urgh! A Music War (Documentary) (writer: "Tear It Up")
 1978 Iltatähti (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 September 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Tear It Up")
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (writer: "Believe What You Say")
 1973 American Graffiti (performer: "You're Sixteen")
 1958 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top Gun (1958) ... (writer: "Believe What You Say" - uncredited)
- Picture in Rick's Notebook (1958) ... (writer: "Waitin' In School" - uncredited)
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 1962-1963 Thank Your Lucky Stars (TV Series)
- Episode #5.8 (1963) ... Himself
- Episode #2.33 (1962) ... Himself
 1960-1961 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
Himself / Himself'
- Episode #4.190 (1961) ... Himself
- Episode #4.101 (1961) ... Himself
- Episode #4.43 (1960) ... Himself
- Episode #3.114 (1960) ... Himself'
 1960 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.45 (1960) ... Himself
 1956 Rock Rock Rock!
Himself, Lead Singer of The Johnny Burnette Trio (uncredited)
 1955 Webb Pierce and His Wonderin' Boys (Short)
Himself - Member, Wanderin' Boys (uncredited)
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 2001 Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly (Video documentary)
 1984 DTV: Pop & Rock (Video)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Songwriter: Wrote (w/Dorsey Burnette) "I Believe What You Say", a hit for Ricky Nelson. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 2 Articles | See more »

Did You Know?


In the late 1950s, struggling musicians Johnny and brother Dorsey Burnette camped out in front of teen idol Ricky Nelson's home in an attempt to have him record some of the songs they had written. Ricky Nelson finally met with them and was so impressed that he recorded the now classic million sellers "Waitin' In School", "Believe What You Say" and "It's Late". See more »

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