Donnie Brooks

Knowledge Identifier: +Donnie_Brooks


Donnie Brooks

American pop music singer add

Category: Music

Born in 1936.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connections: California, Billboard Hot 100




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Donnie Brooks was born in 1936 add something


Encouraged by friends Dorsey and Johnny Burnette, he persevered in the music business and in late 1959, he made his first recording using the name Donnie Brooks add something


He discovered a singing voice at a young age and recorded a few minor hits with several small record labels under the stage names Johnny Jordan, Dick Bush, and Johnny Faire, the latter gaining some sales with "Bertha Lou" in early 1959, while a cover version by Clint Miller charted nationally add something


Called "Li'l Sweetheart," it received a lukewarm reception, but his March 1960 hit single, "Mission Bell" on Era Records demonstrated a quality voice in an upbeat song that peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart add something


Although he continued to record through the 1970s, he never again achieved the same level of success add something


In 1971, Brooks played the role of Christ in the rock opera "Truth of Truths" for Oak Records add something

Donnie Brooks died in 2007 add something


Brooks died of a heart attack following a long illness on February 23, 2007 add something


There was a special memorial service and rockabilly show in his honor on Sunday, March 26, 2007 at the Elks Lodge in Burbank, California add something