Rockin’ Billy Johnny Stark

Posted by Dee-Ann On March - 26 - 20133,202 views

Johnny starkI wondered how it is to be a child of a Rockabilly artist from the fifties. I got an email from Johnny Starks son, Giovanni Sticco, to talk about his dad and his influence.

But first… who is???

Johnny Stark was born in  New Jersey. At a young age he started his training in opera. At 19 he moved to the rock ‘n’ roll scene and after a year he recorded his popular song “Rockin’ Billy,” which he performed on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Johnny toured all over the U.S. doing local TV shows including Louisiana Hayride, which Elvis also did before. Johnny also sang on the Gene Vincent show doing his hit record Be-Bop-A-Lula and sang with Elvis’s past group the Bill Black Combo. Johnny also worked with Eddy Cochran & Ritchie Valens.

In present days Johnny has teamed up with his fiance Sheri Livingston. They are called “Sheri & Johnny”. They are now performing in the casino resorts in Pennsylvania & NYC U.S.A.

http://www.hollywoodmuse.com/sheri_johnny/

How are you influenced by your dad Giovanni?

I inherited from him his music style and showbiz life.

Did you go to his shows when you were at a young age.

I never went to his shows as I was too young and he was in clubs 21 and up.

I read somewhere you recorded two songs with Sheri and Johnny. Can you tell us more about that?

I basically co- wrote 1 song with my dad and he went into the studio with Sheri and they recorded it. They are into the music scene and I am in the movie business with a film coming out in may its a ufo movie called 51 with Reality actress daisy delahoya from the tv show rock of love & daisy of love.

 

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