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John D. Loudermilk

John D. Loudermilk

John was a North Carolina native and had early influences via his two cousins Ira and Charlie Loudermilk who performed as the Louvin Brothers.  Early on he wrote and performed “Sittin’ in The Balcony” under the alias Johnny Dee.  The song actually charted in 1957 reaching a respectable #38.  This came after his debut “A Rose and a Baby Ruth” which climbed all the way to #6 on the Hot 100 in 1956.  Eddie Cochran would cover “Sittin’ in the Balcony” topping out at number 18 also in 1957.  John was on his way to an impressive string of hit records, many with a humorous touch.  John worked out of Nashville but always demonstrated a versatility which transcended country.  Oddly, John has not yet been inducted into the Songwriter’s Music Hall of Fame.  John however was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

1956 - hamilton - #6 1957 - Cochran - #18 1957 - Loudermilk - #38

A Rose And a Baby Ruth – 1956 – #6; Sittin’ In the Balcony (Cochran) – 1957 – #18; Sittin In The Balcony (Loudermilk aka Johnny Dee) – 1957 – #38

1959 - Jackson - #4 # 1 country 1960 - Jones - #27 1961 - dinning - #81

Waterloo – 1959 – #4 C&W #1; Angela Jones – 1960 – #27; Top Forty – 1961 – #81

1961 - everlys - #8 #1 UK 1961 - francis - #14 & #42 two sided hit 1961 - Lennons - #56

Ebony Eyes – 1961 – #8 UK #1; He’s My Dreamboat & Hollywood – 1961 – #14 & #42; Sad Movies – 1961 – #56

1961 - loudermilk - #32 1961 - thompson - #5 #1 AC 1961 - vee - #33

Language of Love – 1961 – #32; Sad Movies – 1961 – #5 Adult #1′ Stayin In – 1961 – #33

1962 - jensen - #20 1962 - loudermilk - #65 1962 - thompson - #3

Torture – 1962 – #20; Road Hog – 1962 – #65; Norman – 1962 – #3

1962 - thompson - #17 1963 - hamilton - #15 #1 country 1963 - tillotson - #7

James – 1962 – #17; Abilene – 1963 – #15 C&W #1; Talk Back Trembling Lips – 1963 – #7

1964 - dick dee dee - #13 1964 - newbeats - #16 1964 - teens - #14

Thou Shalt Not Steal – 1964 – #13; Everything’s Alright – 1964 – #16; Tobacco Road – 1964 – #14

1965 - faithfull - #32 1965 - thompson - #23 1967 - casinos - #6

This Little Bird – 1965 – #32; Paper Tiger – 1965 – #23; Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye – 1967 – #6

1967 - posey - #31 1968 - campbell - #36 #1 country 1968 - fardon - #20

What a Woman In Love Won’t Do – 1967 – #31; I Want To Live – 1968 – #36 C&W #1; Indian Reservation – 1968 – #20

1971 - raiders - #1 1995 - mcgraw - #15

Indian Reservation – 1871 – #1; Indian Outlaw – 1995 – #15

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