Johnny first performed before a national audience as a
Mouseketeer on The Mickey Mouse Club, ABC-TV
Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford in The Rifleman, on
ABC 1958 to 1963.
Since 1992, Johnny Crawford has led a California-based vintage dance orchestra (above) for special events. His band has been sponsored by the Playboy Jazz
Festival, and has been the repeated choice for 15 annual Art Directors Guild
Awards at the Beverly Hilton. A remastered version of the orchestra’s highly
rated first album, "Sweepin’ the Clouds Away," was officially released on
September 30, 2011. Johnny turned 66 on March 26.
Johnny Crawford’s recording career produced five Top 40 hits,
including the single "Cindy’s Birthday," which peaked at #8 on
Billboard’s Top 40 in 1962.