Vocalist/songwriter and occasional professional Johnny Ocean had several country strikes in 1959 and many within the mid-’60s. Created John Allan Seay, Jr., in Gulfport, Mississippi, he grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He got his begin at age group 17, when he earned a state skill competition. Through the finals, an archive company heard youthful Ocean sing and provided him a agreement, while another got the youngsters authorized to Louisiana Hayride. He continued to be there 2 yrs before debuting for the Grand Ole Opry. Ocean first made an appearance on the united states graphs in 1959 with a high 15 solitary for NRC, “Frankie’s Guy Johnny.” His 1960 follow-up, “Nobody’s Darling but Mine,” do similarly well. When his profession slowed down, Ocean headed west to become cowboy, surviving in different areas which range from LA to Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Ocean returned to documenting by 1964, when “My Baby Strolls AROUND Me” reached the very best 30. A yr later, he previously another strike with “My Aged Faded Like.” This achievement got him a agreement with Warner Brothers and his biggest strike, “Day time for Decision,” in 1966. The music, an answer to Barry McGuire’s protest anthem “Eve of Damage,” not merely peaked in the very best 15 in the united states graphs, but additionally crossed to hit the very best 40 for the pop graphs. He shifted to Columbia in 1967, where he reverted to his birthname, Johnny Seay, and got a minor strike in 1968 with “Goin’ to Tulsa.” That yr he also got his final graph appearance with “Three Six Packages, Two Arms along with a Juke Package.” Later on that yr, he had written a music about his hard-luck neighbours the Yorks, “Willie’s Drunk and Nellie’s Dyin’,” which resulted in articles about them in Existence magazine. Ocean later left to become cowboy in Justiceburg, Tx. 2003 brought Sea’s debut for the compact disk format when Collectables reissued his 1966 LP, Day time for Decision.