Jimmy Clanton (born September 2, 1938) is an American singer who became known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol". His band recorded a hit song "Just A Dream" which Clanton had written in 1958 for the Ace Records label. It reached number four on the Billboard chart and sold a million copies. Clanton performed on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and toured with popular artists like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Platters.
Teenage Millionaire came out in 1961, after his first big chart hits and before his Venus In Blue Jeans comeback in 1962. In it Jimmy sings three songs: Teenage Millionaire, Possibility, and Green Light. The movie is structured in an odd way that makes it feel like two movies, with each part interrupting the flow of the other. First there's Jimmy's movie, a black and white story of teenage Bobby, whose parents were killed in an accident and left him the heir of millions, including a big radio station.
In 1959, Clanton starred in a rock and roll movie produced by Alan Freed called "Go Johnny Go", and later in "Teenage Millionaire". Clanton formed his first band called the Rockets in 1956 while attending Baton Rouge High School. One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans R&B/rock & roll sound, he rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and 1960s.
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