The Johnston Brothers were a vocal group who had a #1 hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1955 with their cover version of "Hernando's Hideaway".
group was formed by Johnny Johnston (born John Harold Johnston, 10 July 1919 -
10 June 1998, London). He had formed a music publishing company, Michael Reine
Music, in London in 1946, and was used by the BBC Light Programme radio channel
as a singer and arranger. His first big success was to write and perform, with
his vocal quartet The Keynotes, the theme to the successful comedy series Take
It From Here in 1948. The Keynotes remained a popular singing group in the
United Kingdom throughout the 1950s, winning several awards but having no hit
1949 Johnston formed The Johnston Brothers, the other members being Alan Dean,
Eddie Lester and Denny Vaughan (died 1972). They won a recording contract with
Decca Records, and had their first UK Top 10 hit in 1953 with "Oh Happy
Day". In November 1955, their version of "Hernando's Hideaway",
from the movie The Pajama Game, reached the number one spot for two weeks,
beating off the American versions by both Johnnie Ray and Archie Bleyer. The
Johnston Brothers had a number of smaller follow-up hits in the UK, including
the medley "Join In And Sing Again" (1955) and "Heart"
(1957), and also recorded with Joan Regan. They provided backing for the
British vocalist, Suzi Miller, on their UK #14 joint hit, "Happy Days and
Lonely Nights" in 1955.
Brothers & The George Chisholm Sour Note Six - Join in and sing again Side