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Encyclopedia > Johnny Lee

Johnny Lee Ham (born July 3, 1946, in Texas City, Texas) is an American country music singer. His 1980 single, "Lookin' for Love," spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard country singles chart. July 3rd is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 181 days remaining. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Texas City is a city located in Galveston County, Texas. ... Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, spirituals, and the blues. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Lee grew up in Alta Loma on a dairy farm. In high school he formed a rock n' roll band, "Johnny Lee and the Roadrunners". After school, Lee enlisted in the United States Navy and served a tour of duty on the USS Chicago, a guided missile cruiser. After his discharge, he played cover tunes in Texas nightclubs and bars through the 1960s. Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... The third USS Chicago (CA-136) was laid down on 28 July 1943 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by the Philadelphia Navy Yard. ... State nickname: Lone Star State Other U.S. States Capital Austin Largest city Houston Governor Rick Perry Official languages None. ... A nightclub (often dance club or club, particularly in the UK) is an entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ...

Lee worked 10 years with Mickey Gilley both on tour and at Gilley's nightclub in Pasadena, Texas. The 1980 hit movie Urban Cowboy was largely shot at Gilley's club. It was the soundtrack from the movie that catapulted Lee to fame. The record spawned several hit singles, one of which was Lee's "Lookin' for Love." Mickey Leroy Gilley (born March 9, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi) is an American country musician and singer. ... Pasadena is a city located in Harris County, Texas. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Urban Cowboy is a 1980 movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger about the love-hate relationship between Travoltas character Bud and Wingers character Sissy. ...

Lee married Charlene Tilton in 1982 but the marriage only lasted three years. They had a daughter. He has a son from another marriage. Lee and his son live in Branson, Missouri. Lee tried a stage act in Branson, but prefers to remain a touring act. Actor Charlene Tilton was born December 1, 1958 in San Diego, California, USA. She has had a varied career, with many roles, beginning with a small part as Bambi in Freaky Friday. ... 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the British Prime... Branson is a city located in Taney County, Missouri. ...


  • "Johnny Lee Biography". CMT.com (http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/lee_johnny/bio.jhtml). Retrieved May 27, 2005.
  • "Johnny Lee - Biography". Official Johnny Lee Fan Club website (http://www.johnnyleefanclub.com/about.htm). Retrieved May 27, 2005.

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