Sonny James

60’s Teen Rock 

Years active 1953-1983

always click on pic’s.


Hackleburg, Alabama, USA

Born May 1, 1928; Died Feb. 22, 2016 (aged 87), Nashville, Tennessee


Discography & info Sonny James

Jimmie Hugh Loden (May 1, 1928 – February 22, 2016), known professionally as Sonny James, was an American country music singer and songwriter best known for his 1957 hit, "Young Love". Dubbed the "Southern Gentleman" for his congenial manner, his greatest success came from ballads about the trials of love. James had 72 country and pop charted releases from 1953 to 1983, including an unprecedented five-year streak of 16 straight Billboard #1 singles among his 26 #1 hits. Twenty-one of his albums reached the country top ten from 1964 to 1976. James was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1961 and co-hosted the first Country Music AssociationAwards Show in 1967. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007.    Read full text here >>>   Sonny James

This release, Original release CAPITOL F 2486 (US1969

Running bear    b/w    A midnight mood

Running bear - 1969

(this is a really nice version of Running Bear originally made by Johnny Preston 1959)

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