The CRY! Show
Lonnie Lee

the music and story of johnnie ray

The Songs

The Lobby

This is the show a generation has been waiting for..

(Where one pretends to BE Johnnie Ray or make every move he makes)

It is one Music Legend paying homage to another Legend.

Johnnie Ray recorded well over 500 songs in his career, many of them being among the first truly international hits and his albums are still best sellers today.

Some of them he wrote including his first recording in 1951, 'Whisky and Gin' a bluesy jazz song similar in style to Billy Holiday whom Johnnie idolised. Others were 'Little White Cloud that Cried' and 'I'll never fall in love again'.

He was an accomplished piano player and in many shows he presented a song or two on the piano.

Lonnie has chosen songs that reflect many of the stages in Johnnie's career and the song list for the show is as follows.. (not in any particular order).

The Little white cloud that cried
Whisky and Gin
I'll never fall in love
Just walking in the rain
Such a night
Look Homeward Angel
Hey There
Hernando's Hideaway
Miss me a little
After the laughter came tears
With these hands
I believe
As time goes by
Don't Blame me
Glad Rag Doll
Ain't Misbehavin'
Talk of the Town
Please Mr Sun
Somebody stole my gal
Walking my baby back home
Build your love
You don't owe me a thing
Up above my head
Ooh Aah
Flip Flop Fly
Springtime in the Rockies



For those who remember that era, the show will be an instant time machine back to a softer and more gentle time, when girls were romanced and popular music sang about love gained and love lost.

For those young adults looking to experience more than the current popular music offerings, the show will offer a welcome change. It will create the feeling of a more romantic time, and expose some of the the world's most popular songs, even though they may be from a different era.

You will also be taken on a brief, yet revealing story of Johnnie Ray's career and if you are into the history of rock and pop music, you will be surprised to hear just who Johnnie Ray was and what he achieved.


As one of Australia's best popular music singers, Lonnie's versions have the excitement and edge of today. If you like the new albums of Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow, Paul Anka and even Michael Buble, you will definitely love this show.

The show runs for one hour and the accompanying show..
'The Best of Lonnie Lee' is also one hour.