Personalities | Johnnie & Jack | War Years | Country

(Vocal duo, 1938–63)

One of the most accomplished and influential vocal duos of the 1940s and 1950s, Johnnie Robert Wright (b. 1914) and Jack Anglin (1916–93) joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1947, but soon moved on to Shreveport’s Louisiana Hayride. The duo is best known for its 1950s hits, including ‘Poison Love’, ‘Cryin’ Heart Blues’ and ‘Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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