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Who Johnnie White; Sons of the West
What Johnnie White, leader of Sons of the West and owner of The Little Nashville Club in North Hollywood
When October 4, 2013
Where Van Nuys, CA

Johnnie White, 87, of Van Nuys, CA, passed away peacefully in Los Angeles on Friday, October 4, 2013.

Johnnie was the owner and featured performer at the Little Nashville Club in North Hollywood, CA from 1977 to 1989, when he retired finishing over 60 years in the music and entertainment business.

Johnnie owned businesses in Sioux Falls, SD (The Club Cabana, The Peppermint Stick, John's Bar and Steak House, and the Corral Bar) as well as in Minneapolis, MN (also, the Little Nashville Club). Johnnie and his band toured throughout the Midwest, Montana, and Canada.

Johnnie and his "Rhythm Riders" later to be known as the "Sons of the West" and then finally as "The Johnnie White Show" were also the featured performers on radio stations WNAX in Yankton and KSOO in Sioux Falls, SD and also on television stations KVTV in Sioux City, IA and KELO, KPLO, and KDLO in Sioux Falls, SD during the 1950's and 60's.

In 2010, Johnnie became the first inductee in the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.

Eternal Valley Cemetery, 23287 North Sierra Hwy 14, Newhall, CA will be performing a public viewing from 4 to 8pm on Friday, October 11; and a funeral, gravesite and reception on Saturday, October 12 at 10am. Correspondence can also be sent to johnniewhitecw@gmail.com

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