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Johnny Desmond

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  • Born: Detroit, MI
  • Died: Los Angeles, CA
  • Years Active: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Johnny Desmond's ultra-smooth vocals earned him the nickname of "The Creamer." He enjoyed success in Detroit during the 1930s before forming a foursome known as the Downbeats, which joined Bob Crosby's band, the Bob-O-Links. Desmond joined Gene Krupa's band as a lead singer in 1941, later worked with Glenn Miller's Air Force Band, and was known as "The G.I. Sinatra." He later was a featured member of Don McNeill's Breakfast Club in Chicago and recorded for RCA, Coral, and MGM. He was also featured on '50s television staples Hit Parade and Face the Music.