Jimmy Clanton
Roc-N-Roll Graffiti Recorded Live in Nashville, Tn. 1999

Venus In Blue Jeans
#7 in 1962


Jimmy Clanton was born September 2, 1940, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He became known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol". His band recorded a hit song "Just A Dream" which Clanton had written in 1958 for the Ace Records label. It reached number four on the Billboard chart and sold a million copies. Clanton performed on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and toured with popular artists like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and The Platters. His records charted in the Top 40 seven times, his Top 10 records were: the doo-wop song "Just a Dream," (Pop #4, R&B #1 in August 1958, credited to 'Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets'), "Go Jimmy Go" (peaked at number five in late 1959) and "Venus in Blue Jeans" (written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller). He even continued to release hits after he was drafted into the United States Army in 1961, serving for two years. Clanton starred in a rock and roll movie produced by Alan Freed called Go Johnny Go.
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