Johnny Crawford Biography

26 March 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA. Johnny Crawford shot to fame in 1958 when he co-starred with actor Chuck Connors (as his son Mark), in the US television seriesThe Rifleman. In 1961 his debut single ‘Daydreams’ made the lower reaches of the Billboard Top 100, but subsequent releases fared better, including the 1962 Top 10 smash, ‘Cindy’s Birthday’, - which later became a UK Top 20 hit for Shane Fenton aka Alvin Stardust - ‘Your Nose Is Gonna Grow’ and ‘Rumors’, all of which highlighted his ‘teen appeal’ voice and appeared on his Top 40 albumA Young Man’s Fancy.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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