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Like a lot of musicians, Johns started young. When he was nine, his father presented him with a guitar. By the time he was a teenager in his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, he had established his own band, the Devilles. The group performed in local clubs and cut a few records on the Dixie record label. Shifting to Atlanta, he began to make a name for himself and snagged a recording contract in 1973. General Recording Corporation put out… read more

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  • Avatar for Machiventa
    Damn, sad to hear he passed away. Now I really want that Chevy van!!
  • Avatar for evanisreallyok
    RIP
  • Avatar for pcghcbz
    I don't think it has been released yet, but Sammy Johns died last night at the age of 66. RIP Sammy.
  • Avatar for OdeTooJoy
    i <3 chevy van
  • Avatar for SSBlackbeard3
    I wanted a customized van when this song came out ☺
  • Avatar for bloodshotforget
    Right you are saveall. I'll leave Sammy a shout. That music like this is being forgotten is like the history that is not being taught in the schools. Jeez, do we ever remember the good stuff anymore?
  • Avatar for Saveall
    No shouts? Man, how many babies were made and Chevy vans sold because of this song? THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS!!

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