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#8 in 1960
|John Joseph "Johnny" Burnette was born on March
25, 1934, in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny grew up in a public housing
project in the Lauderdale Courts area of Memphis, which from 1948 until
1954, was also the home of Gladys and Vernon Presley and their son,
Elvis. Research dates this stirring clip from November 26, 1960, NBC TV
half-hour variety show "Saturday Prom" hosted by Merv Griffin.
Johnny Burnette and the Viscounts perform "You're 16" live and
accompanied? by famed NBC orchestra replete with violins. Bobby Vinton
conducts orchestra here. Back then, teenagers didn't always try to find
hidden meanings in songs. We just enjoyed them. "...ooh, when we
kissed, we could not stop" just meant we couldn't stop kissing. ???
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