Clearlake

Johnny was considered to be a contemporary of Elvis Presley and worked with Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, Johnny Horton, Bill Haley and Eddie Cochran. Among his many recordings was “You’re 16” which many years later became a hit for Ringo Starr.

After dark on August 14, 1964, Johnny’s fishing boat was struck by an unaware cabin cruiser on Clearlake. The impact threw him off the boat and he drowned. He was 30 years old.

Clearlake
Clearlake CA 95422