Johnny Tillotson

Johnny Tillotson had a music television program as a teenager in Florida before landing a string of hit recordings including his smash hit “Poetry In Motion” in 1961. A year later Johnny wrote the song “It Keeps Right On a-Hurtin’” which was not only a top ten hit for him but later recorded by Elvis Presley among other artists. Johnny’s friendship with Elvis goes back to the days Elvis was on the road following a few recordings for Sun Records, several months before the young truck driver signed for RCA and hit the big time. Johnny continues to perform on the road and record and continues to have the passion for music making that has been a driving force in his career!

 

Interview Date:
January 15, 2011
Job Title:
Musician, Songwriter

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