Friday, April 30, 2010


Happy birthday to Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny who is 69 today!

Though most famous for their melodic steel guitar line on their hit "Sleep Walk", as well as on their somewhat sound-alike follow-ups, these two brothers created a stunning body of work. They later went on to add their voice to easy listening style instrumental renditions of popular songs of the day including a whole LP of Beatles covers, popular soundtrack songs of the day, old standards a la Stu Phillips and the Hollywood Strings but on a smaller, more intimate and often melancholic bummed out way. Johnny and Santo both still play though they have each stepped out on their own.

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