Where Rockabilly Legend Johnny Burnette Died

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Lamplighter Inn
14165 Lake Shore Drive Clear Lake
Clearlake, CA 95422
United States
38° 57' 18.1116" N, 122° 38' 50.658" W


Rockabilly legend Johnny Burnette (3/25/34-8/14/64) drowned in a boating accident, apparently right near this inn, according to http://www.lakeconews.com/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=180. Strangely, Johnny Burnette died on Clear Lake, in CA, and Buddy Holly died in a plane crash (also on Cyber Plaque) in Clear Lake, IA.
I see the above-referenced article posted in a couple of places on the Web, but never with a byline. It is unclear to me where the information is from, so I wonder about its authoritativeness. If anyone knows more about the death of Johnny Burnette, please comment below.

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Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:23


There are quite a few articles on the boating accident on newspapers.com, ex., https://www.newspapers.com/image/166841849/?terms=%22johnny%2Bburnette%22%2B%22clear%2Blake%22.

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