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Johnny Cymbal (February 3, 1945 - March 16, 1993) was a veteran pop singer, songwriter, and producer who became famous as a recording artist during the 1960s. As Johnny Cymbal, he is best known for the Top 20 novelty doo-wop rocker, "Mr. Bass Man" (1963). He later recorded as Derek and had another Top 20 hit under that moniker with the catchy "Cinnamon" (1968).

Born John Hendry Blair in Ochiltree, East Ayrshire, Scotland, he also made his mark in pop music worldwide over his 33-year career as a songwriter/producer for such artists as Terri Gibbs, Gene Pitney, Elvis Presley, and The Partridge Family.


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Johnny Cymbal

Derek (Johnny Cymbal)

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