Johnny Tillotson


He became a regular on Herb Young’s / Young Folks Review when he was in elementary school on WWPF in Palatka, Florida and later while in high school hosted a teen radio program on the same station spinning records and doing interviews including Elvis Presley. Johnny has continually appeared on the radio over his 5 decade career and is always gracious to grant interviews to Disc Jockeys around the globe.

Johnny’s first meeting with Elvis at the Florida Theater in 1956

Johnny’s first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry

Johnny Tillotson and Brian Byrne, K-Earth 101

Hawkshaw Hawkins and Johnny Tillotson during interview at the Gator Bowl for Johnny’s radio show

He has appeared many times on the Grand Ole Opry radio program WSM and Ralph Emery’s All Night Radio show from Nashville, Tennessee along with many other notable programs. And with the biggest Disc Jockeys of the day, Alan Freed, Buddy Deane, Dick Biondi, Dick Clark, Wink Martindale, Tom Moffatt, Bruce Morrow ,Bob Green, Howard Miller, Brian Byrne and many others.