Johnny Preston Told the Tale of Running Bear

There have always been novelty records, tunes that somehow catch the fancy of the public because they’re either silly or strange. A guy named JOHNNY PRESTON had a few of those, one of the biggest being about an Indian Squaw and her Brave.

Before the hate emails start, I know that today I should say Native American lady and her fiancé’ or something, but this is the way it was in 1959. The song was called: RUNNING BEAR, and Johnny sang it with attitude. Here he is on the Dick Clark Saturday Night Show, which has become a treasure trove of good videos of the time. @TheRealDonRocks

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