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Singer songwriter Sammy Johns died recently. I had the pleasure of interviewing him for Those Were The Days about ten years ago. His song Chevy Van really captured the 70's sound and the dream of care free highways and care free love! Here is the story that was sent by the Associated Press this week.
"CHEVY VAN" SINGER SAMMY JOHNS DIES
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The singer-songwriter who made "Chevy Van" a hit in 1975 has died. The Charlotte Observer reports Sammy Johns died Friday at the age of 66. A cause of death was not given. Johns recorded "Chevy Van" in 1973 but it was nearly 18 months later before it was released. It peaked at number five and sold more than 3 million copies. Johns had said the song wasn't about a specific woman. Johns never had another hit of his own, but he wrote "America" for Waylon Jennings and "Common Man" for John Conlee.
I wonder how many times Happy Together has been used in a TV show or commerical.
Yes, that is exactly how it went for me too.
I bought Battle Of New Orleans by Johnny Horton. I still have it somewhere.