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Highly popular for most of the s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor to what would become rock and rollfor his jazz and blues -influenced music and his animated stage personality. Raised in The DallesOregonRay, who was partially deafbegan singing professionally at age fifteen on Portland radio stations. He would later gain a local following singing at small, predominantly African-American nightclubs in Detroitwhere he was discovered in and subsequently signed to Columbia Records.
He rose quickly from obscurity in the United States with the release of his debut album, Johnnie Rayas well as with a 78 rpm single, both of whose sides reached the Billboard magazine's Top Hot songs of " Cry " and " The Little White Cloud That Cried ".
His career in his native United States began to decline inand his American record label dropped him in Ray began playing the piano at age three, and beginning at age twelve, sang in the local church choir. At age thirteen, Ray became deaf in Im Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord - Johnnie Ray - A Proper Introduction To Johnnie Ray - Cry left ear following a mishap that occurred during a Boy Scout ritual called a "blanket toss. Surgery performed in left him almost completely deaf in both ears, although hearing aids helped his condition.
Ray credited his deafness as pivotal to his career and performance style saying: "My need for sincerity traces back to when I was a child and lost my hearing. I became withdrawn. I had an emotional need to develop a relationship to other people. He later performed in comedy shows and theatrical productions in Seattle, Washington before relocating to Detroit, Michigan.
In Detroit, Ray would regularly perform at the Flame Showbar, an African American nightclub, where he developed a local following. According to Seymour, Kessler's reaction was, "Well, I don't know. This kid looks well on the stand, but he will never go on records. It was Seymour and Lowell Worley of the local office of Columbia who persuaded Kessler to have a test record made of Ray. Worley arranged for a record to be cut at the United Sound Studios in Detroit.
Seymour told reporter Dick Osgood that there was a verbal agreement that he would be cut in on the three-way deal in the management of Ray. But the deal mysteriously evaporated, and so did Seymour's friendship with Kessler. The live television broadcast of Toast of the Town on January 6, included the first of his several appearances on the widely seen American program that officially changed its title in to The Ed Sullivan Show.
Ray's performing style included theatrics later associated with rock and roll, including tearing at his hair, Fresh Digress - 0 To 7 In 1 1/2 Years to the floor, and crying onstage. This was his only film other than a cameo The River Is Rising - Greg X Volz* - The River Is Rising (Vinyl, Album, LP) a police officer in Rogue's Gallery.
Rogue's Gallery was intended for release to cinemas in but was withdrawn and was not seen publicly until NBC telecast it in and it never was distributed to theaters. In the s when Ray was asked why he never had made another widely seen film after There's No Business Like Show Businesshe replied, "I was never asked. They included " Please, Mr. Though his American popularity was declining inhe remained popular in the United Kingdom, breaking the attendance record at the London Palladium formerly set by fellow Columbia Records artist Frankie Laine.
In later Im Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord - Johnnie Ray - A Proper Introduction To Johnnie Ray - Cryhe retained a loyal fan base overseas, particularly in Australia. Ray had a close relationship with journalist and television game show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. They became acquainted soon after his sudden rise to stardom in the United States. They remained close as his American career declined. InRay headlined a European concert tour with Judy Garland.
In the early s, Ray's American career revived to a limited extent, as he had not released a record album or single for more than ten years. His personal manager Bill Franklin resigned in and cut off contact with the singer a few years later. His American revival turned out to be short-lived as his career had already begun to decline as the s approached.
InRay hired Alan Eichler as his manager and resumed performing with an instrumental trio rather than with the large orchestras he and his audiences had been accustomed to for the first 25 years of his career. Ray, in the years since his first blush of success, has been seen and heard so infrequently in the United States is somewhat ironic because it was his rhythm and blues style of singing that help lay the groundwork for the rock-and-roll that turned Mr.
Ray's entertainment world around. While Ray's popularity continued to Im Gonna Walk And Talk With My Lord - Johnnie Ray - A Proper Introduction To Johnnie Ray - Cry in the United States throughout the s, Australian, English and Scottish promoters booked him for large venues as late ashis last year of Medisin (Radio Edit) - Folk & Røvere Featuring Maria Solheim - Helt Perfekt. Inprior to Ray's fame, he was arrested in Detroit for accosting and soliciting an undercover vice squad police officer for sex in the restroom of the Stone Theatre, a burlesque house.
Despite her knowledge of the solicitation arrest, Marilyn Morrison, daughter of the owner of West Hollywood's Mocambo nightclub, married Ray at the peak of his American fame. Aware of Ray's sexualityMorrison told a friend she would "straighten it out. InRay was arrested again in Detroit for soliciting an undercover officer at the Brass Rail, a bar that was described many years later by one biographer as a haven for musicians  and by another biographer as a gay bar. According to Ray's two biographers, Jonny Whiteside and Tad Mann, he did not have a close relationship with a man or a woman during the 13 years he lived after Bill Franklin stopped interacting with him and phoning him.
Ray did maintain a loyal friendship with his road manager Tad Mann, who was married and raising five children. Ray suffered from alcoholism throughout his life, though during the s at the height of his fame, newspaper and magazine pieces about Ray did not disclose the extent of his drinking problem.
Inhe was hospitalized for tuberculosis. Not until December did Ray return to American television, and even then it was a program telecast locally in Chicago but not elsewhere: An Evening With Johnnie Ray. Inshortly after Ray returned to the United States from a European tour with Judy Garland, an American doctor informed him that he was well enough to drink an occasional glass of wine. He resumed drinking heavily and his health began to decline. Despite this, in the early s he appeared several times on prime-time network television in the United States.
After the offers for television stopped, he continued touring, attracting major media attention outside the United States, until he gave his final concert, a benefit for the Grand Theater in Salem, Oregonon October 6, On February 24,he died of hepatic encephalopathy resulting from liver failure at Cedars-Sinai.
For his contribution to the recording industry, Johnnie Ray was honored with a star in on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard.
InBear Family Records issued two five-CD sets of his entire body of work, each containing an page book on his career. Though barely remembered today, to the fifties record buying public Ray was something of a former-day Leonard Cohen or a Morrisseycreating a body of work that was the very definition of depressionfest.
Scholar Cheryl Herr notes the impact of Ray's deafness on his unique performing style and vocals, writing: "[Ray was] a singer whose hearing range appears literally to have defined the contour of his performance, the nature of his short-lived popularity, and his enduring iconic status in pre-rock and proto-rock.
Ray is mentioned in the lyrics of Billy Idol 's hit " Don't Need a Gun " and appears in the video. Ray is one of the cultural touchstones mentioned in the first verse concerning events from the late s and early s of Billy Joel 's hit single " We Didn't Start the Fire ", between Red China and South Pacific.
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