Johnnie Ray


Johnnie Ray (January 10, 1927 - February 24, 1990) was a highly acclaimed singer, songwriter, pianist, and teen idol. Known for his gut-wrenching vocal delivery, especially on such hits as "Cry," he was a key figure in early rock and roll.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Cry (1951)
  • The Little White Cloud That Cried (1951)
  • All Of Me (1952)
  • Here Am I - Broken Hearted (1952)
  • Please, Mr. Sun (1952)
  • Walkin' My Baby Back Home (1952)
  • Somebody Stole My Gal (1953)
  • Just Walking In The Rain (1956)
  • Yes, Tonight, Josephine (1957)
  • You Don't Owe Me A Thing (1957)

Pop charts debut year: 1951

Years active: 1951-1989

Genres: Traditional pop

Labels: Columbia, Okeh


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