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Sammy Johns (1946–2013)

Singer/songwriter Sammy Johns was born February 7, 1946, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He received his first guitar as a present from his father at age nine. He started his own band, called The Devilles, while still in his teens. The Devilles lasted from 1963 to 1973, performed at various local clubs and recorded a few singles on the Dixie label. ... See full bio »

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Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch Soundtrack
Breast Men
Breast Men Soundtrack
The Van
The Van Music Department
Supernatural Soundtrack


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  Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- The Song Remains the Same (2010) ... (performer: "Chevy Van") / (writer: "Chevy Van")
 2004 Starsky & Hutch (performer: "Chevy Van") / (writer: "Chevy Van")
 1997 Breast Men (TV Movie) (performer: "Chevy Van") / (writer: "Chevy Van")
 1977 The Van (performer: "Chevy Van", "Early Morning Love", "Hang My Head and Moan", "Country Lady", "Rag Doll" - uncredited) / (writer: "Chevy Van", "Early Morning Love", "Hang My Head and Moan", "Country Lady" - uncredited)
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 1977 The Van (performer: songs) / (writer: songs)
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 1975 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
- Episode #18.29 (1975) ... Himself

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Songwriter: Wrote "America", a hit for Waylon Jennings. See more »

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His song, "Chevy Van," reached # 5 on the pop music charts in May of 1975, and inspired the plot of the movie, The Van (1977).

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