Johnny Preston, 1939-2011, will always be associated with his big number one hit, "Running Bear." He only had one other top ten hit.
"Cradle Of Love" reached the BILLBOARD Magazine Top 100 March 28, 1960. During its 15 weeks on the chart it peaked at number seven.
Preston would chart five songs, 1959-1961 but would continue to perform until just before his death. Dickey Lee and Johnny Tillotson were two of the artists that performed at his memorial concert.