Johnny Desmond


Johnny Desmond (November 14, 1919 - September 6, 1985, b. Giovanni Alfredo De Simone) was a pop singer from Detroit, MI who became famous during the late 1940s and 1950s. His long string of hits includes such smashes as "Woman" (1954), "Play Me Hearts And Flowers (I Wanna Cry)" (1955), and "The Yellow Rose Of Texas" (1955).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Guilty (1947)
  • Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go) (1949)
  • The Picnic Song (1950)
  • Because Of You (1951)
  • Nina Never Knew (1952)
  • (The Gang That Sang) "Heart Of My Heart" (1953)
  • The High And The Mighty (1954)
  • Woman (1954)
  • Play Me Hearts And Flowers (1955)
  • Yellow Rose Of Texas (1955)

Pop charts debut year: 1946

Years active: 1939-1972

Genres: Traditional pop

Labels: Decca, Okeh, Columbia, RCA Victor, MGM, Coral


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