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DONNIE BROOKS

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS
Full Name: John Dee Abohosh

Description: Singer, Composer, USA
Known For: “Mission Bell”

Instruments: Vocals
Music Styles: Country

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 6th February 1936
Location Born: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Date Died: 23rd February 2007
Location Died: Burbank, California, United States of America

CONTACT DETAILS
Web Site: Rockabilly Hall of Fame

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YOUTUBE VIDEO

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Donnie Brooks

An American pop music singer.

Donnie Brooks (February 6, 1936 – February 23, 2007), born John Dee Abohosh, was an American pop music singer. Brooks is a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.

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.

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. 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 #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

You can see a performance video of Donnie Brooks singing Mission Bell at Wibbage.Net

His follow-up, “Doll House”/”Round Robin” (a double-sided hit single with a color picture sleeve on Era Records) peaked at #31 in December 1960.

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Brooks died of a heart attack following a long illness on February 23, 2007. He was 71.There was a special memorial service and rockabilly show in his honor on Sunday, March 26, 2007 at the Elks Lodge in Burbank, California.

Brooks died of a heart attack following a long illness on February 23, 2007. He was 71.

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

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