Guestbook Entries 1997-2000

From: Joey
Date: 2000-12-08/18:25
This website is pretty cool. I like it.
Date: 2000-11-01/03:06
My wife and I saw the band at a charity event at the Disneyland Hotel last Thursday. We saw the event on Johnny's website and the charity was kind enough to let us attend. We really enjoyed the music. Talked to him for a minute and he was very charming. I was trying to talk him into releasing a CD for his fans.
From: Mel
Date: 2000-10-08/18:12
I have had a crush on Johnny Crawford for almost as long as I can remember. I have all his albums, know all the words to his songs (well, maybe I've forgotten a few of those), and used to have scrapbooks filled with his pictures. He was my favorite guy as a teenager. I am so happy to have found this site. Thanks. I have always thought that someday, somehow, I would meet him. Seeing the recent pictures is almost as good as that.
From: Bev Robbins
Date: 2000-08-26/16:59
How great to find my "heart throb" after all these years. Thanks for a great web site and a step back in time.
From: Vickie Clark
Date: 2000-08-04/05:59
Mary thank you, thank you, thank you for Johnny's web site. I joined his fan club when I was 12 year old and I have been a fan ever since. Great pictures. Keep it up, I finally get to see him again.
From: Lester Due
Date: 2000-07-05/12:10
I still watch "The Rifleman" reruns and have wondered for years what became of Johnny Crawford. I think he did a swell job of acting on that show. I was delighted to find your web site.
From: John Hangach, Jr.
Date: 2000-07-04/06:21
Dear Mary,
Thank you so much for the best fan website I have been to yet! I just love Johnny Crawford and it is refreshing to see that there are others out there, too. I am 38 years old and living in Cleveland, Ohio. When I was in elementary school, I was always Mark McCain during recess because I was a "Johnny" too. I was so disappointed when The Family Channel took "The Rifleman" off the air. I haven't seen it anywhere since.

I have an amusing story, for those who would care to read this. About ten years ago, I lived in Los Angeles, California. My friends, Joel and Ray, often attended local science-fiction conventions, as did I. At this particular convention, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium, my friend Joel was selling movie posters. I didn't go because I knew I'd be the guy lugging heavy boxes and watching his table. Ray wound up being the grunt this time around. Anyway, on one of Ray's breaks, he wanders away from the table to take in the entertainment. It was then that he came across this guy with a huge collection of "Rifleman" memorabilia and photographs. So he's talking to this guy for about 15 minutes and telling this guy that he must be a big fan of "The Rifleman" to have such an extensive collection, and the guy agrees that he was definitely a fan. So they have a few parting farewells and then Ray returns to Joel's table, at which time Joel asks, "So, what did Johnny Crawford have to say?" And Ray's response was, "I just talked to Johnny Crawford? Duhhhhhh!" I could have kicked Ray when he told me this. And to this day, I wish I had attended that convention so I could have told Johnny Crawford how much he meant to me through the years, even if I would have been the grunt that day.

I already own a copy of "The Best of Johnny Crawford" that I bought at Tower Records when I lived in Phoenix, Arizona. I would recommend it to any of his fans. I was so pleased to find it. My favorite songs are "Cindy's Birthday" and "The Girl Next Door." He also does a beautiful cover of "Mr. Blue." Please E-mail me if you make any additions to this website or hear any news about "The Rifleman" returning to cable.

Thanks again!
From: Donna Vermeulen
Date: 2000-07-04/01:26
It was great to see Johnny Crawford's still busy and happy! Thanks from Nacogdoches, Texas!
From: Debbie Beshears
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Date: 2000-07-01/16:30
Finding your web site was like stepping back in time. As a young girl, I grew up watching Johnny Crawford in "The Rifleman" and listenened to his music. I have wondered for years what had happened to my teen idol and now I have all the latest. You must have loved him as much as I did!! Thanks for the updates and keep up the good work!
From: Iwalani
Date: 2000-06-22/21:42
Johnny Crawford was very popular in Hawaii and was brought here to be in several "Show of Stars". The girls just went crazy. I just saw Johnny on "The Today Show" and thought I'd look him up and came across your web page. Thank you for the updates, this brings back a lot of fond and fun memories. My favorite songs by Johnny were "Day Dreams" and "Cindy's Birthday". I think I'll try to find some of those oldies. Do you know if they're on CD's now? Anyway, thank you again.
From: Paul Carasik
Date: 2000-06-16/09:36
Hello Mary,
Looks like you're doing a terrific job putting together "Johnny's Story." Is there anyone else out there as devoted as Johnny & Charlotte to keeping this wonderful period of music, song and dance alive? He's a true showman and crusader along with all his other talents!
From: Paul & Anita
Date: 2000-06-16/09:25
Wonderful information about Johnny Crawford!!
From: Bill Edwards
Date: 2000-05-26/20:57
I have always enjoyed "The Rifleman" and it plays here in Houston daily. I would enjoy meeting Johnny if he were ever in Houston.
From: Erhard Welker
Date: 2000-04-25/02:52
I enjoy your site. I always watched "The Rifleman" when I was growing up. I try to keep up on the reruns as they are shown on television. It was a good clean show and it brings back memories of the show and Johnny Crawford when I go through your site. I am constantly looking through your site. It is good.
From: Barbara Showalter
(host: TSkybl70500)
Date: 2000-04-16/00:32
I enjoyed Johnny in "The Rifleman" years ago and am now enjoying his CD, "The Best of Johnny Crawford". I just recently bought it and can't get enough of it. It brings back old memories of my youth. Thank you for sharing!
From: Julie Moluf
Date: 2000-03-15/06:11
Mary, I love your website on Johnny Crawford. I am a big "Rifleman" fan. I love Chuck Connors and Johnny. My birthday is one day before Johnny's. I will be 45 on the 25th. If you see him, wish him a great big "Happy Birthday" from a fan. Keep up the good work!
From: Dave Blake
Date: 2000-03-02/20:40
I was delighted to have found your website and learned what Johnny is doing these days. I recently bought a CD of Johnny's 60's recordings, and the liner notes seemed to suggest he left school to join the rodeo and disappeared into the sunset. I'm glad that's not true. I'm a "Rifleman" fan living in England. It's good to see so much interest in Johnny and, let's not forget, Chuck.
From: Norm
Date: 2000-03-01/02:44
Thanks for the stuff on Johnny.
From: Debbie Hammond
Date: 2000-02-28/06:05
I enjoyed the Johnny Crawford info. I've always enjoyed "The Rifleman". Both Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford.
From: Darolyn
Date: 2000-02-25/05:29
I am so glad to find this site. I knew Johnny years ago. When he was rodeoing, he stayed at my Grandparent's. I lost track of him over the years. I would like to get in touch with him. Again, this is a wonderful site.
From: Jo-Ann
Date: 2000-02-19/03:29
I so enjoyed your site. I'd always wondered what ever happened to Johnny and I'm so glad to see he's doing well and looking so happy! Thanks.
From: Forest
Date: 2000-02-11/13:27
Just what I was looking for. Thank-you for that great experience.
From: Ann Robertson
Date: 2000-01-20/02:41
I am so pleased to have found your site. I can see that you have the same affection for Johnny that I have. I was a faithful fan when he was on "The Rifleman" so many years ago and my interest in him has not waivered. I would love to be able to contact him if you have any idea how I can do it. Thanks so much again for being there with this site.
From: Irene
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Date: 2000-01-19/22:00
I'm at work doing research for my boss trying to find information on John McCain in how this happened, I'll never know, but listed along with my search results was your site. I don't know how many years it's been since I thought about Johnny Crawford, but he was my first "heart throb". Often I've wondered what happened to him so this has been a real treasure to find out. Thanks for this tribute, and quite honestly, it was far more fun surfing here than in all those other presidential sites. You can tell where my heart is! Thanks again, I really enjoyed this!
From: Ralph Nichols
Date: 2000-01-17/20:07
I had no idea there were such wonderful websites on Johnny Crawford as yours. I really enjoyed it. I grew up in the San Fernando Valley and have enjoyed "The Rifleman" my entire life. I hadn't thought of Johnny Crawford recently until I saw his picture in the newspaper at the salute to Clayton Moore. I don't know if you have an e-mail list but if you do I would love to be on it. I will keep an eye on your website and look forward to the opportunity to meeting him in person someday. Thanks for the tribute.
From: Debbie Gruben
Date: 2000-01-14/19:43
I am a Johnny Crawford fan from a way back. I didn't know what he was doing now. Glad I found this page.
From: Cindy
Date: 2000-01-13/23:11
A terrific website on Johnny Crawford! I really enjoyed all the photos and reminiscing about "The Rifleman" series I always loved. It's good to know Johnny is doing well today, too. Keep up the good work on your website.
From: Jimmie Stewart
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Date: 2000-01-10/00:00
I always wondered what happened to Johnny. Thanks for the info.
From: Jeanne Mathews
(host: )
Date: 2000-01-07/04:08
Very, very nice!!!
From: Dagmar M.
(host: )
Date: 2000-01-07/03:58
I loved this page!!!!!
From: Chancey Mathews
(host: )
Date: 2000-01-07/03:58
This was a truly informative page. The pictures where wonderful, as well as the other little tid-bits that I saw.
From: Dwight Huber
Date: 2000-01-05/00:08
Dear Mary:
Your Johnny Crawford site is superb. How might I get a copy of the "Branded" episode in which Johnny Crawford guest stars?
From: Russell W. Hipplewitz
Date: 2000-01-01/05:17
Thank you for this time I've had to spend with "The "Rifleman's" son. He can only be close to the Lone Ranger in my fan book.
From: Cathie Reeves
Date: 1999-12-27/18:50
As a girl I was madly in love with Johnny Crawford. He sure turned out to be one handsome dude, didn't he?! I am currently involved in autograph collecting with my boyfriend and Johnny is at the top of my wish list. Thanks for a great page Mary, it sure did bring back a lot of childhood memories.
From: Patti
Date: 1999-12-20/12:23
I can't believe how much Johnny has done all these years! I loved him way back when he was in "The Rifleman". Good web site.
From: Thomas L. Collins
Date: 1999-12-03/08:40
Thanks for the memories. I was just wondering what grown up Mark would be up to nowadays. "The Rifleman" is still one of the best old westerns that ever was. I wish Mr. Crawford the best for him and his family.
From: Chris
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Date: 1999-11-18/10:03
Cool site. I'm glad to see that Mr. Crawford is still in showbiz. I'm a big "Rifleman" fan.
From: Jim Cape
Date: 1999-11-13/09:39
Mary, I must tell you that you have given me many hours of enjoyment with your web site. Being born in 1951 I grew up with Shelley, Paul, Johnny, Mr.Moore and all of the others. I felt I was home again on the living room, in front of the black and white TV. For that feeling, I thank you.
(host: )
Date: 1999-11-12/21:46
Nice page! Johnny looks great and his wife is lovely. Thanks for the memories!
From: David Hornby
Date: 1999-10-29/23:00
What an excellent homepage! I'm pretty much new to the "Net Set" but this is definitely one of the best sites I've visited. I live in England and I used to watch "The Rifleman" all the time. In fact, I taped a lot of the shows when they were recently screened on cable TV. Incidentally, a few months ago, I was thinking of writing to the "National Enquirer" to ask them whatever had become of the boy who played Chuck Connors' son in "The Rifleman", and suggest that they feature a regular, "Where Are They Now?" spot, but I'm happy to say that your "Johnny Crawford Homepage" told me everything I wanted to know. Thanks a lot, Mary, and keep up the wonderful work on this fantastic page.
From: Ron Zint
Date: 1999-10-20/06:48
Mary, pat yourself on the back. This web site is so good. I'm impressed. Its been a pleasure talking with you and seeing the quality of your work.
Ron Zint
From: Darlene DeWitt
Date: 1999-10-16/02:30
I was thrilled to find this site. I had a huge crush on Johnny during his days on "The Rifleman". I'm so glad he is doing so well with his band.
From: Patt Beaupre
Date: 1999-10-08/18:31
I have been in "love" with Johnny Crawford since I saw him in "The Rifleman". I have been looking all over for his song "Something Special". I may have found it. Love your pictures. Thanks for taking me back in time.
From: Sue Green
Date: 1999-10-08/09:42
I have met Johnny Crawford several times and the last time was at the Hollywood Collector's show. I am an ardent MMC fan. Thanks for the website on Johnny Crawford as it's a thrill to browse it.
From: Richard Nichols
Date: 1999-10-06/04:51
Enjoyed this great site.
From: Roy Pasmko
Date: 1999-09-25/00:57
I'm very happy to see your page. I'm a big fan of Johnny's and would like to hear more. My favorite song in the world was "Cindy's Birthday". We just can't get it way up here in Alberta, Canada. Hope to hear from you soon.
R. Pasemko, {{Big fan}}
From: Teresa Medeiros
(email: | homepage:
Date: 1999-09-06/17:51
At last a beneficial reason for the Internet to exist, a Johnny Crawford homepage! I discovered "The Rifleman" in syndication in 1975 when my dad was stationed in Germany. Chuck and Johnny quickly became my surrogate family and I was madly in love with Johnny. I have his "Rumors" album, but I immediately rushed to CD-Now to order the "Greatest Hits" CD. Is there any way to contact Johnny? I'm not a crazed stalker. I just wanted to let him know how much his talent and his show meant to me in a time when I desperately needed it. Thanks for making me laugh and cry at my happy memories. The pictures were fantastic!
From: Suzanne Koste
Date: 1999-08-23/10:21
Johnny Crawford was my first crush. In 1962 I wrote to him via a teen fan magazine. I received a letter asking if I wanted to join a fan club or start one. I checked "start one". I was to reproduce a newsletter and send pictures to other young people who wrote to me. My name was listed in the teen magazine as a president of Johnny's fan club. I only charged a dime for the postage. I didn't think about charging for reproducing the letter or any other expense. Then I went to my grandmother's for a few months with my mother. When we got home my dad had a drawer full of letters with dimes in them from young people wanting to join Johnny's fan club. It was a mess. But I still love Johnny.
From: Carol
(email: )
Date: 1999-07-23/06:15
I was surprised and extremely pleased to find your Johnny Crawford pages. As a child, he was a constant source of adventure and his music brought me great comfort and pleasure. Looking back from the age of 49, I can still sense the thing that made Johnny so special. I don't have as many of the albums as were shown, but have many, plus some 45's and pictures. It's wonderful that he is doing so well with his dance orchestra. Thanks for remembering him and bringing him to the web.
From: Ralph DeWitt
Date: 1999-07-20/06:29
It's late at night, the wife and kids are in bed and I'm downstairs with a beer and headphones on, listening to my new Johnny Crawford CD and it's 1962 again. Can't get enough of "Cry On My Shoulder", "Sandy" or "Judy Love's Me". Thanks for the memories, Johnny!
From: John Dunkle
(email: jdunkle@prodigy.nethi_)
Date: 1999-06-27/00:17
I was in Johnny's fan club in the sixties and was a semi-regular on "Bandstand" in Philly. I missed Johnny's appearance by one day in, I think, 1962.
From: Dale A. Robinson
Date: 1999-06-26/08:17
Good site. Iit brings back memories of my youth and the great old show, "The Rifleman". Watching Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford together I knew that they were really that close in real life. I wasn't wrong after all. They appeared in 1976 on an ABC reunion show and looked so happy and thrilled to be once again united. May God bless them both. I will not forget them.
From: Nancy Engelhart
Date: 1999-06-25/07:30
I have been a fan of Johnny's since the Mickey Mouse Club. I have wondered many times where he might be or what he might be doing now. Thank goodness for you and the internet!! Any chance of getting an autographed picture? Good luck and hope to see you one day.
From: Bernadette Reilly
Date: 1999-05-27/13:07
I'm an old fan of Johnny's from Australia.
From: Joy Stuller
Date: 1999-05-20/18:40
I had a crush on Johnny when he played on "The Rifleman". I have his album, "A Young Man's Fancy". I would like to see him come to Punta Gorda, Florida and sing to us.
From: Dolly Spahni
Date: 1999-05-12/11:37
I never missed the show "The Rifleman", and I counted myself lucky, because I loved both Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors. I was so pleased they brought back his recordings. I bought a second copy just in case! Best wishes to Johnny and his wife.
Thanks Mary.
From: Mary Johnson
Date: 1999-04-22/23:47
While looking for information on Swing dance, I found this site. What a pleasant surprise! Especially since I used to watch "The Rifleman" every week just to see Johnny Crawford. Now I will be searching for his CD's. Great site. Great pictures!
From: Ronald Reagan
(email: | homepage: http://none)
Date: 1999-03-31/02:06
Thanks, I liked it alot.
From: Virginia Pereira
Date: 1999-03-28/07:54
Greetings from Hong Kong! Some time ago, I ordered Johnny Crawford's CD "The Best of Johnny Crawford" and the songs brought back a lot of memories. "Cindy's Birthday" was a big hit in HK years ago and when I was younger, I used to watch "The Rifleman" every week. Johnny was one of the best teen singers around and his songs were (and still are) terrific to listen to. After the show ended, I never saw much of Johnny on TV or read much about him in the magazines. Then when I heard all his wonderful songs again, I decided to search for him on the Net and there you were! Thanks very much for creating such an excellent web site with so many great photos. It's nice to know that he has his own jazz orchestra nowadays and that he is still active in show business. I would certainly enjoy having a complete collection of his LP's but I could only find his "Best of" collection. If there is a place where I may order his old LP's, could you kindly let us know? Thanks again for all the great memories, and keep up the good work!
Sincerely yours,
Virginia Pereira
From: Kathy Jensen
Date: 1999-03-26/20:07
I love your pages and comments about my teenage heart throb, Johnny Crawford. I'd like to wish Johnny a Happy Birthday today (March 26). After all these years I still remember that date! Does anyone know where I can buy Johnny's new CD? Thank you,
Kathy Jensen
From: Paul Colvin
Date: 1999-03-21/22:38
I met Johnny at the Opening of the YO Ranch Hilton in Kerrville, TX in 1984. He and about 25 to 30 other stars were there for the grand opening. Johnny seemed to be as easy going as he was on tv.
From: Victoria Roberts
Date: 1999-03-19/09:14
Thank you Mary, for the update on Johnny and all the flashes from the past! It reminds me of just how crazy I was about him. I thought he was so cute on the Mouseketeers, but when he started doing "The Rifleman", I was a gonner!! Of course when he began his singing career that topped it off, since I played guitar and sang myself, I was in heaven. "Rumors", "Your Nose is Gonna Grow" and "Donna" were some of my favorites. Anyway, tonight I was at Hudson's Grill with my son and "Rumors" came on and I got so excited I turned to my son and said, "This used to be my favorite song!", then I started wondering if Johnny's albums were available on CD. So as soon as I got home I got online and typed in 'Johnny Crawford' and there you were! I hadn't heard anything about Johnny since he showed up with Chuck Connors on "Paradise" on CBS about 10 years ago. He got a little press at that time in 'People' magazine and they mentioned that he was playing at 'Ciro's Pomodoro' on Tues. nights. Do you know if he is still playing regularly at any clubs around LA? I wonder if he still has his horse Versary's Doc Star? Thanks again for your wonderful web-site.
Victoria Roberts
From: Glenda Fordham
Date: 1999-03-12/20:37
Thanks for constructing such a complete, exciting website for my childhood heart-throb. Growing up a single child in the outback of Australia, Johnny Crawford became my imaginary "brother" and playmate. Never cared much for Barbie dolls, just cowboys! Several years ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Johnny via phone one evening and our conversation turned to the great old tunes from the 20's and 30's. He had just formed his orchestra and was thrilled to find someone who knew who Russ Columbo was. I guess with all the renewed interest in the swing and earlier jazz periods, everyone's getting hooked on his kind of music. Johnny, you're a great trend-spotter. Best wishes to Johnny and his wife, and to all you other fans.
From: Ray Vaillancourt
Date: 1999-03-10/05:09
I always wondered where Johnny was after "The Rifleman". Here in Canada, sort of lost track of him but I always had fond memories of him because I have an original LP 33 still brand new of Johnny Crawford's greatest hits still intac,t first press, unused. I played it about once or twice. Are there some CD's of his band available. Does he record? My God, so many questions! Anyway, it's been a pleasure for me to browse through, like that brings back good memories of my childhood. You sees Johnny was born in 1946 and I in 1947 so we sort of grew up together. Thanks for the memories.
From: Sandy Morrison
Date: 1999-03-07/22:38
What a lovely tribute to my teenage heart throb! I was just 13 when I fell in love with "The Rifleman's" son, and I'll never forget how his songs changed my life forever. I listened to some of his old hits this weekend for the first time in 35 years and every memory, scent, sound, and emotion came flooding back which brought me to happy tears. I loved the Beatles when they came along, but it seemed Johnny's recordings as well as many other early sixties artists were suddenly gone--abrubtly ending a sweet, wonderful era. Does he have a fan club anymore? And if not, how can I get pictures and other information about when/where his upcoming performances are scheduled? Does he realize how many hearts he broke when he posed in those teen magazines with all those girls? LOL. Thanks so much for this site.
From: Ellen
Date: 1999-03-01/20:32
Great page! The links were smooth and the graphics downloaded really fast. Thanks for helping me answer the trivia question of the day at the office, 'What was Lucas McCain's son's name in "The Rifleman"'. I love swing and didn't know Johnny was swinging into the 20th Century. Thanks for the info.
From: Pam Mascio
(email: | homepage:
Date: 1999-02-28/08:27
Hi Mary. I am so glad you had this site! My husband and I were at this restaurant in out town, Coty's. Well, it is a 50's theme restaurant so it has a juke box, which has Johnny's record, "Rumors" on it. As we listened to it play, I said to my hubby, "I wonder what ever happened to him? I always loved his voice!" He of course didn't know. So I told him I am going on the internet to see if I can find anything. And here you were!. Nice to see Johnny getting along so well.. And your site is so nice!! Thanks again!!!
From: Cathy Lockwood
Date: 1999-02-15/16:50
Your web page is great. I have been a Johnny Crawford fan since "The Rifleman" days. He was my idol and when I had a chance to meet him when I was 14, I was in seventh heaven. He was with a rodeo that came to Toronto and I was so enamoured by him that I couldn't even speak. Seems to me that my mother did all the talking as they had spent a number of days together at the radio station she worked for. It's great to know what he's doing today and I would love to see him perform again if I ever get the chance to come to California.
From: Lynne Mansur-Seta
Date: 1999-02-14/09:13
Just saw Johnny and his lovely wife Charlotte at the Regal Biltmore, this evening, 2/13/99. What a fun evening. I love your site.
From: Diane
Date: 1999-02-07/01:51
I have loved Johnny Crawford from the first time I heard him sing "Patty Ann". I would love to hear that song again.
Thanks Mary for the memories.
From: Butch Baird
Date: 1999-01-30/23:06
I am a huge fan of "The Rifleman" television series and of Johnny as well. I will be checking your site often for Johnny updates. If you have a mailing list please include me.
From: Betty A.
Date: 1999-01-30/02:53
This is a fabulous website. Good job Mary.
From: Steve
Date: 1999-01-20/01:41
Very nice!! Johnny Crawford was my idol when I was a little kid. It's kind of nice knowing that he grew up to be such a decent person.
From: Paula Rein
Date: 1999-01-18/04:05
Love this about Johnny! I would love to have the dance album. I have been a fan since the very first "Rifleman" show. I met him at a personal appearance in Bethesda, Maryland in 1961. When does the movie The 13th Floor" come out? This is great. I check these pages often. Does he have any children? Thanks for keeping this up.
From: Jenna
Date: 1999-01-16/23:43
This is the best. I can't tell you the pleasure I have gotten from this. Thanks for the memories and the new pictures. You have a great collection. How did you do it?
From: John Williamson
Date: 1999-01-12/21:50
When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to come home from school and watch "The rifleman". Does he have a CD of his music now?
From: Linn Marohl
Date: 1998-12-07/10:44
I have always liked Johnny Crawford and wondered what he was up to today. Now I know. Your site is fantastic. I'm looking forward to more like it.
From: Ronnie
(email: | homepage:
Date: 1998-12-05/14:00
It is really great to see Johnny Crawford now! I was in love with him so many years ago when he was on "The Rifleman"! He still is a good looker!
From: Jennifer Harris Martin
Date: 1998-11-26/21:31
I met Johnny at the Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas February 1960 at the Houston Fat Stock Show. My sister Janet and I skipped school and met Johnny in the elevator of the Rice Hotel. We had our picture taken with him just outside of the elevator. A dream come true for a couple of teenagers!
From: Neil
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Date: 1998-11-26/07:30
Thank you, Mary, for taking me back and catching me up. Johnny was the first boy I ever had a crush on when he was 13 and I was 11. It's good to know he's still involved in show biz. Thanks so much for the memories.
From: Sue Petraitis
Date: 1998-11-20/19:29
I just love your information on Johnny Crawford. I have been a fan of his since "The Rifleman". Thanks for the update.
From: Robert Youhn
Date: 1998-11-14/10:32
Very impressive.
From: Paul Scott
Date: 1998-11-09/10:25
Thanks for the update. I was surprised to read it all, given I'd asked Bob Keane some questions some years ago and the CD re-issue of Johnny's early material didn't say much beyond what I knew. We've been looking in particular for CD cuts of "Petite Chanson" and the David Gates song "Living In The Past". Where is Bobby and where is his sister Nancy these days?
From: Ivan Beshkov
Date: 1998-11-08/10:30
I am very glad and grateful that someone is honoring Mr. Johnny Crawford! Two years ago I discovered him in "The Rifleman" and was stunned by his acting ability and his overall human qualities. This year I was delighted to find out about his musical career. The man is a genius. He has flawless good taste that sets him apart from the rest of us. Even his handwriting is flawless. Excessive praise makes people uncomfortable, but credit must be given where it's due. Johnny Crawford is not just another entertainer, he is unique, and he deserves respect, perhaps even reverence.
Thanks again,
Ivan Beshkov, (45 year-old translator)
From: Francine Morlando
Date: 1998-11-07/07:29
I liked your Johnny Crawford site. I thought that I was the only one that remembered him. It was so nice to see all the old pictures along with the recent pictures. I hope one day to have the opportunity to meet him.
From: Don
(host: )
Date: 1998-11-02/05:25
Dear Mary,
I can't thank you enough for all of the wonderful memories that have returned after visiting your thoughtfull and detailed site. I believe you are a very special person! Again, thanks for the site, I'll be back time and time again and I'll share it with friends and family.
Thank you!
From: Chuck
Date: 1998-10-28/08:44
Tonight at dinner a friend and I were discussing old TV shows that we watched as kids back in the 50's and 60's and the name "The Rifleman" came up. We were wondering what ever happend to "Luke" (actually, we were thinking of Matt, the character Johnny Crawford played, but we got the name confused with the character's name that Chuck Connors played). I did a keyword search on "Rifleman" and found your wonderful web page. You did a great job. Lots of pictures and interesting information. I remember now seeing Johnny on "the Mouseketeers" many times, but I never made the connection with "The Rifleman". I'm glad that Johnny stayed in the enteratinment industry. I love old jazz and blues music, so I'll have to pick up one of his albums and see what his band sounds like. Thanks again for the very nice page.
From: Andy C. E. Star
Date: 1998-10-25/04:24
I have been watching JEC since 1955. You need to get some photos of his "Hawaii Five-O" episode on the net, and there is a nice picture of Corporal Crawford in the Army Stars and Stripes newspaper of 1967, not to mention an early 1960's article with photos of J & B in Jack and Jill magazine. The article is entitled "Those Fabulous Crawford Brothers". You've got a good collection. I enjoyed it very much!
From: Van Kennell
Date: 1998-10-25/02:12
You've done an excellent job putting this all together. I've got a sixteen year old daughter who loves the song "Judy Loves Me". She can't figure out the words at the end of the song when he sings, "So now when our weekends come. Off to the drags or (what)". That's what we can't figure out what he says after "drags or". Thought maybe you or somebody out there could help her. Again, you're doing a great job. Hope Johnny appreciates your work. I know he does.
Thanks again,
From: Cheryl Grant
Date: 1998-10-13/01:32
I have long been a fan of Johnny Crawford's. Having just updated our computer system to include the internet, I am pleased to have been able to be updated on what is happening with Johnny. I can't wait to get his new CD. I really enjoyed the update.
From: Kathy Jensen
Date: 1998-10-05/04:58
Dear Mary,
I was absolutely thrilled to discover your Johnny Crawford site! When I was 12 I was the president of one of his fan clubs (Chapter #244 in the Milwaukee suburb of West Allis, Wisconsin). I have all his records and a thick scrapbook loaded with articles and pictures of Johnny. He used to send the fan club presidents a Christmas card with an autographed picture enclosed. I used to wet my finger on his signature and was always so impressed that the ink smeared, that he really had signed it. I have many fond memories of the time when I had such a crush on Johnny. He always seemed to be such a genuinely good and kind person. Even though I'm married with daughters ages 20 and 16, it still is my dream to meet Johnny someday and thank him for the memories.
From: Sallie Kaho
Date: 1998-10-04/16:27
Dear Mary,
I, too, am a big fan of Johnny Crawford. When I was 12, he stayed in our home in Claremore, OK. He was appearing as the celebrity guest at the Will Rogers Day celebration. Of course, needless to say, I was in hog heaven, Cloud 9...etc, etc. He was so gracious to a tongue-tied bubble-gummer. And, my friends were all so jealous. Your tribute to him is excellent. I've bookmarked the page.
Sallie Kaho
From: Joey Frans
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Date: 1998-09-30/00:46
Dear Mary, I have been a Johnny Crawford fan as long as I can remember. I'm not much on the computer key board so just a word of thanks for all the work and love you put into this page .I was enjoying Johnny's oldies coming home from work.
From: Patricia Stenman
Date: 1998-09-27/08:41
Some of the happiest memories I have as a young girl is sitting in front of the tube with a bag of chips, legs crossed, watching Johnny Crawford on "The Rifleman" . I lived each week for that show, the photo of Johnny I propped on my night table, and his 45's. I smile when I catch the reruns on TV and point out to my nine-year-old twins how popular Johnny was to my generation. (My daughter now lovingly places a photo of Leonardo DiCaprio next to her bed.) The era of the heroic TV western may be gone, but it does live on in the hearts of forever ten-year-olds. The Crawford crush was a delightful interlude to the teen years. I wish Johnny all the best through life, and I thank him for all the on-screen smiles that were meant just for me.
Patricia Stenman, Dallas, Texas
From: Ron McKnight
Date: 1998-09-24/09:04

Dear Mary:
I just finished looking at your Johnny Crawford pages. I really enjoyed them. I've been a fan of Johnny's ever since the debut of "The Rifleman" TV series. I'm going to look at the rest of your pictures. I live in Acton, Ontario, Canada.
Take care, best regards.
Ron McKnight.
From: Terry Titus
Date: 1998-09-23/00:06
I have collected records for many years of 50s & 60s artists and I never pass up one of Johnny's discs. I watched every episode of "The Rifleman" and most of his movies. Super artist, one of the good guys. Thank you for his page. I'd love to meet him.
From: Melissa Whitman
Date: 1998-08-26/15:01
I have been a Johnny Crawford fan since he was on "The Rifleman"and have all his records. I once ran a chapter of his fan club. It is nice to see he is still entertaining. I will always be a fan.
From: Mary Chitwood
(email: | homepage: http://none)
Date: 1998-08-23/17:15
You have done a very good job on this site. By reading your pages, I have learned some things I didn't know about Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors. I have enjoyed this site very much.
Thank you.
Mary Chitwood
From: Sandy Sturdivant
Date: 1998-08-20/14:16
It was great fun going back to my youth on your site. I was born the day before Johnny, so I sort of adopted him as my "kid" brother. I followed everything he did as best I could from his days on the "Mickey Mouse Club", where I first spotted him on Talent Roundup Day fencing with his brother Bobby. I though I had all his albums and 45's, but I just learned of the CD from your website, so I rushed to order that a few minutes ago. He did a wonderful job as a guest star in an episode of "Hawaii Five-0", about 1972 or thereabouts, playing a Viet Nam soldier on R&R in Honolulu who gets accused of murder. Do you have an episode guide of his "Rifleman" days or his guest performances in other productions anywhere? I missed it, if you did. You have a great site. Keep up the good work!
From: Hal Bodin
Date: 1998-08-18/19:19
Hey Mary,
You have continued to "enhance" your page on JC. Where can the CD be purchased?
Take Care!
Hal Bodin
From: Mary Carlson
Date: 1998-08-16/08:43
Mary, I just have to say that I enjoyed your web page very much! Seeing Johnny happy and succesful is a good feeling. I once was a 14 year old girl with a major crush on him. The years have been wonderful to him. I wish him continued good health and happiness. Thank you so much for letting his fans know how well he is doing.
From: Frank
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Date: 1998-08-12/23:56
I was just curious if there was anything on the web about Johhny Crawford, and then I found your terrific site. You seem to have traced his whole career. He was so good in "The Rifleman" and his youthful singing voice is very charming on his old songs. Many years ago I saw a very interesting short film about a young man who was obsessed with the West, and knew about all the cowboy stars and their hats, horses, etc. He didn't fit into society very well since no one shared his interests. It starred Johnny Crawford and Kristen Nelson. It won the Academy Award in 1971 for Best Live Action Short Story. Johnny had grown up into a handsome man. Have you ever seen it? Back in the early 80's, cable showed it once or twice, and luckily I was able to see it again and to tape it. I would be very happy to copy it for you (I always tape at SP speed, so it'd look fairly good). Anyway, it is called "The Resurrection of Broncho Billy" and was produced by the USC Department of Cinema, Universal. Thanks for your very nice web site. You obviously put much effort into it and admire Mr. Crawford a great deal. If you know anybody who likes Superman from the comics to TV and movies, my web site is quite nice for those who'd like to learn more about Superman's history.
From: Paula Rein
Date: 1998-08-11/05:52
I was crazy over Johnny Crawford from the very first show of "The Rifleman". I met him in 1963 in Bethesda, a store appearance by him. I shook his hand and talked. I was in love. I have really enjoyed this. So glad I found it. Was that him singing the old jazz? Did he have children? Thanks so much for this. It brings back great memories.
From: Genny Baughman Payne
Date: 1998-08-09/19:55
I really enjoyed your pages on the net. What a tribute to our childhood hero. I have actually kept track of what Johnny has been doing off and on through the years, but recently I thought, "Gee, I wonder if he is listed on the internet". To my delight, YES!!! I enjoyed seeing your old album covers (you had more than I), and seeing what Johnny is up to now. I am planning a trip down to LA with my family (yearly pilgrimage to Disneyland), and I hope to catch him on stage. Would you happen to have the schudule of performances in November (weekend of 13th and 14th) 1998? I would really appreciate hearing from you. I do not often find people who had the pleasure of being so captivated in their youth by such a dynamic young performer. I will forever cherish the image of him, my feeling growing up, and the space that Johnny had filled in my life.
Genny Baughman Payne
From: Bob Peck
Date: 1998-07-24/06:20
I loved it! Memories are flowing from my childhood. I'm 43, and I didn't realize Johnny is only eight years older than me. I also didn't know he could sing. I think you have done a wonderful job on your web page. I wish you could do one for Tommy Kirk, another childhood idol. One that so many have forgotten. I'll try to drop in again. Thanks for the memories.
From: Donna Waller
Date: 1998-07-19/01:39
I have been looking for two years to find out anything about Johnny Crawford. Finally ran across your webpage. It's great! I've had a mad crush on Johnny since I was a kid. I spent 4 hours today following all the links. Even ordered the CD. Thank you so much for all your great work. I'm very jealous that you got to meet him. I would like to know how to get more albums. Thanks,
Donna Waller
From: George Hewett
Date: 1998-06-25/00:59
Thoroughly enjoyed your Johnny Crawford page. I have some of his original issue Del-Fi albums and am always looking for others. I was happy to find out that there is also a CD of his best-known favorites available. Thank you for this enjoyable visit to the past!
From: Pat
Date: 1998-06-06/23:16
I am so happy that there are so many people like me who like Johnny Crawford. Do you have any idea where he lives and what he is doing now? I read somewhere that he didn't enjoy singing but preferred to act. Did he ever become a rodeo rider or into cattlemen's work when he stopped singing back in l963? Please reply if you can. Thank you!
From: Paul Zeits
(email: bud_@
Date: 1998-06-02/21:20
Good looking boy.. Sorry I can't hear your music.
From: Cindy
(host: )
Date: 1998-05-31/04:40
I really enjoyed all the info you have on Johnny. I have been a fan for 30 years or so and have albums and did meet him a few years ago and got his autograph. Thanks for the info.
Cindy Moe
From: Erin K. Marshall
Date: 1998-05-22/15:50
Just to let you know your page is great. You obviously put a lot of effort into it. Keep up the good work. Do you know where I could get a poster of "Indian Paint"? (Never hurts to ask).
From: Bruce Brodinsky
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Date: 1998-05-09/23:15
Fantastic web page! "The Rifleman" was the best western ever on television. Glad to be able to read about Johnny Crawford.
From: Sandi
Date: 1998-05-09/20:06
Thanks, Mary, I have been a Johnny Crawford fan since I was a kid. Nice to find info about him still in circulation on the net. And you've done a wonderful job.
From: Eric Lake
Date: 1998-04-30/11:17
I can remember watching Johnny Crawford on "The Rifleman" when we both were young and I bought his CD. He's great. Thanks, Johnny.
From: Jimmy Mastrull
Date: 1998-04-25/21:53
Very interesting home page! I've always been a fan of "The Rifleman" (I watch it every Saturday when I can) and have always been impressed by Mr.Crawford's talents as a young man. Although I have never heard his band, I'm quite sure his talents are, once again, most evident. Wish him 'best regards' from me, an old fan. Thanks!
Jimmy Mastrull
From: James E. McNally, Jr.
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Date: 1998-04-17/19:28
Thanks, Mary, for putting up the Johnny Crawford Home Page. At age 50, I am still a big fan of "The Rifleman" and watch it religiously on "The Family Channel" Saturdays 8-9 AM & 3-4 PM. It is one of the few shows on TV that has REAL "family values". Alas, I only wish it was in color (or colorized) as my 9 children are disinclined to watch anything in B&W. Anyway, it's good to see that Johnny is doing well and going strong. Thanks much for all of the info you have provided. Please do keep up the good work.
Jim McNally, Frederick, MD
From: Joseph P. Louis
Date: 1998-04-14/15:11
Thanks for bringing back pleasant memories of "The Rifleman" and especially Johnny Crawford. I was a big fan of Johnny's and still am. I just found your page tonight whilst surfing the net. How do I go about writing him? Great stuff. Keep up the good work.
From: David Zachariason
Date: 1998-03-30/23:31
Great page, Mary! You've really got some great stuff! Thanks for sharing.
From: Jerry Enochson
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Date: 1998-03-17/02:41
Although we have talked before, I enjoyed visiting your page on Johnny Crawford again. I liked the new additions, including your record sleeves. I frequently refer your site to those who ask about those great people you have payed tribute to. As always, it is the best site of it's kind. I hope you will find a moment to visit my web site on "The Rifleman". We are always adding something new. Thanks.
From: Jackie
Date: 1998-03-03/03:12
Thank you for bringing back such special memories. Your web site is one of the best I've ever seen. The songs were a wonderful touch! Thank You!
From: Michelle
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Date: 1998-03-02/05:56
Hi Mary ! Thanks for creating such a wonderful page ! It's great - both content and execution...beautiful job ! I really enjoyed visiting your site !!! :-)
From: Jack Rushin
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Date: 1998-02-28/03:13
I am a big fan of "The Rifleman" series. I have purchased many of the episodes. I am still impressed to this day the way Mr. Connors and Mr. Crawford played their characters on the show. I have enjoyed reading through your web pages and perhaps I may see Mr. Crawford perform some day.
From: Cathy Finamore
Date: 1998-02-22/00:26
I thought Johnny was in the car business now. I saw him at the Old Globe theatre in San Diego once.
From: Dave Valedofsky
Date: 1998-02-19/17:05
I loved "The Rifleman" program. When Chuck Connors passed on, I was pretty upset. I'm glad to hear that Mark, er, Johnny is doing well. Does he do much TV? Perhaps this 30's Jazz gig keeps him from guest appearances.
From: Kevin
(email: KMLTR@AOL.COM)
Date: 1998-02-17/06:27
Thanks for the great web site. I've been watching "The Rifleman" recently and really enjoy it, especially sharing them with my sons. By chance I did a search on the web for "Rifleman" and came up with all of this great trivia. Thanks again!!
From: Noel, Isabell and Shaorn
(host: )
Date: 1998-02-14/03:06
We really enjoyed your site.
From: Steven M. Madaus
Date: 1998-02-07/15:47
Mary: Thank-you for the memories.
From: Dan Steffen
Date: 1998-02-04/18:58
Keep up the great work!
From: Mark T. Wieger
Date: 1998-01-31/03:31
I enjoyed the photos very much. I was a fan when I was younger and always wondered what and where Johnny had gone and what he was doing. I would like to obtain an autographed picture of him if you could let me know how I could get one or write for one.
From: Jana Herring
Date: 1998-01-30/04:39
This page is great! I have always loved Johnny. Although I was born too late to see "The Rifleman" the first time around, I love the reruns. All my friends thought I was silly, but I watch it on the Family Channel every Saturday. Keep up the good work!
From: Janice Anderson
Date: 1998-01-25/04:38
The site is great. I love the choice of music. The pictures are great, too.
From: Frank Hagerman
Date: 1998-01-23/05:41
Nice site. I watched Johnny when we were both younger on "The Rifleman" and am still watching the series on DSS.
From: Teresa Robinson
Date: 1998-01-18/03:37
Great page. I really enjoyed it!!!!
From: Doil J. Boothe
Date: 1998-01-17/11:05
I have fond memories of "The Rifleman". I can remember as a kid when my dad would let us watch the show. I always dreamed I could be Mark. I am 44 years old, and I look back on this time as some of the best times I can imagine. As fans of the show, I can only say my little brother and I watched it religiously. We used to call each other Marcus and Lucas. My big sister continually made fun of us. She was horrible to us, but as you can imagine, she was a closet fan of Johnny's. I love the show and watch the reruns every chance i get.
Long live Marcus and Lucas.
From: Patricia Clarke
Date: 1998-01-13/08:14
Very Interesting! I enjoyed all of it especially the pictures. I can't wait to see Johnny in person. I've heard lots. I am now on his mailing list, so hopefully we will be in the right place at the right time.
From: Tom Kline
Date: 1998-01-09/18:55
It was great seeing pictures of Johnny in his current lifestyle in the 90's. Of course I was a "Rifleman" nut and like the old fashion westerns (Gunsmoke, etc.) Keep up the good work! Too bad Johnny doesn't play any engagements in Michigan. It would be neat to see him in concert.
Best Regards,
From: Ray Eanes
Date: 1997-12-26/02:06
Very nice layout. Johhny always was one of my favorite child actors. I always had to watch "The Rifleman". I have his movie "Indian Paint" and always kind of wondered what he was up to now! I'm glad to see that unlike many other "kids" of that era that he built himself a good career and from the pictures is obviously happy in life. His wife is a pretty woman. Thanks for the update.
From: Jean Ross
Date: 1997-12-21/20:03
We love dancing to Johnny's music. We can only visit So. California on weekends and miss his dances at the Biltmore. Your website is great. I must show my Mom.
From: Charles Jenkins
Date: 1997-12-19/06:11
I have sent you an email. Great webpages.
From: Kevin Freel
Date: 1997-12-12/04:49
Mary: Keep up the good work. I watched "The Rifleman" without fail when I was a kid. I really liked Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford. They seemed liked they were really father and son. Really enjoyed the pictures. It was a blast from the past!!
From: Kay Dill
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Date: 1997-12-07/20:01
I enjoyed your website very much. I was trying to find information on Johnny Whittaker who starred in "Family Affair". I just wondered what he is doing these days. Thanks. Keep up the good work!
From: Jack & Priscilla Edmonds
Date: 1997-12-04/05:47
Hey Mary, this was a great spread on Johnny. Jack and I have known Johnny for quite some time. My dad doubled John on "The Rifleman". We really enjoyed your shots. Jack said you should have one of our pictures of John "twirling the rope" at the Hollywood paper show last February. And yes, you did look quite excited at having your picture taken with John. Take care and God bless.
J & P
From: Mike
Date: 1997-12-03/09:09
Your web page is just great. I enjoy it very much. Thank you.
From: Lynn Burgess
Date: 1997-11-25/20:46
A great page gets better and better . I love the new pictures that have been added and it's nice to see a picture of Johnny's brother Bobby, who if I remember correctly, also had a series of his own for awhile (Laramie, I think). Great job!
From: Dan McGinnis
Date: 1997-11-23/00:44
Great job in tribute to Johnny Crawford!
From: John Cherrington
Date: 1997-11-18/10:16
Mary, I congratulate you on this web site. I have enjoyed walking back thru time and remembering the Johnny Crawford that I remember growing up. Some things I forgot and lots I remember. "The Rifleman" was one of my favorite shows. Would love to catch Johnny's band one day if I am in the area. I live in the Palm Springs area. I'd love to be on a mailing list of upcoming events if you have one. I also remember him on the "Mickey Mouse Club". Thanks for the memories.
From: Laura
Date: 1997-11-15/19:02
Mary, I love your site. I have been a fan of Johnny Crawford's since "The Rifleman" and I'm so excited to see I wasn't the only one. I'll visit often to see what's new with him.
Thanks again,
From: Emma Borys
Date: 1997-11-06/00:28
Thank you for sharing your photos. I enjoy seeing them. I enjoyed a lot of Johnny's programs and remember him as one of the "Mouseketeers" when it first began. Again, thank you!!