Johnny Guitar (song)

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"Johnny Guitar"
Song by Peggy Lee
Published 1954
Composer(s) Victor Young
Lyricist(s) Peggy Lee

"Johnny Guitar" is a song written by Peggy Lee (lyrics) and Victor Young (music) and was the title track of the 1954 film Johnny Guitar directed by Nicholas Ray and starring Joan Crawford.

The instrumental for the song is used over the opening credits and throughout the film. The song is played on the piano by Joan Crawford (dubbed) and sung partially at the end by Peggy Lee.[1]

The song became an instant classic and has been covered many times as a song and as an instrumental. It was also played on all of the radio stations in the videogame Fallout: New Vegas.

Covers[edit]

Instrumental covers were made by The Leemen, The Spotnicks, Group Seven in the 1960s. Later versions include James Last, Kristi Rose, Die Haut feat. Blixa Bargeld and was sung in French by Jeanne Balibar in 2003. Eric Clapton released an instrumental version on CD single in 2001.

Language covers were done, amongst others :

Sources[edit]

  • Young, Victor. Cinema Rhapsodies: The Musical Genius of Victor Young Ontario: (Hit Parade Records, 2006).

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