Santo & Johnny were an Italian-American rock and roll duo from Brooklyn, New York, comprising brothers Santo and Johnny Farina.
They are best known for their instrumental "Sleep Walk", which became a regional hit and eventually reached the top of the Billboard pop chart when it was released nationally in 1959. (read more at Wikipedia)
Links to Peel
The melancholy instrumental 'Sleepwalk' was a particular favourite of Peel and received regular airings over the years.
- "This is something I used to play to myself whenever I was feeling homesick when I lived in Dallas, Texas millions of years ago." (20 September 1982).
The instrumental "The Long Walk Home", a track that delivered a similar emotional punch, was one of his picks for the 1960 Peelenium.
Festive Fifty Entries
- Peelenium 1960: The Long Walk Home
Other Shows Played
The list below was researched only from the database of this site and Lorcan's Tracklistings Archive and may be incomplete. Please add further information if known.
- 03 June 1972 (Radio Luxembourg): Sleepwalk (LP – Encore) Canadian-American
- Radio Luxembourg Tracklistings 6: Sleepwalk
- 25 August 1972: Sleepwalk
- 24 August 1978: Sleepwalk (Compilation LP - Alan Freed's Top 15) Pye
- 15 April 1980: Sleepwalk
- 20 September 1982: Long Walk Home (LP - Encore) Canadian-American Records
- 24 June 1986: Sleepwalk
- 07 March 1988: Sleepwalk
- 19 January 1992: Sleepwalk
- 10 February 1995: Long Walk Home (LP - Encore) Canadian American
- 30 September 1995 (BFBS): Sleepwalk
- 01 July 1997: Sleepwalk
- 17 July 1997 (BFBS): 'Sleep Walk (7")' (Canadian American Records, Ltd.)
- 20 September 1998 (BFBS): 'The Long Walk Home (7"-Tear Drop)' (Canadian American) (JP: 'Ah, where are they now, eh? Probably playing some unsuitable lounge somewhere, billed as Those Sleepwalk Boys....a long-time favourite of mine, that one, ever since I first heard it.')
- 20 February 1999 (BFBS): Long Walk Home (LP - Encore) Canadian-American Records
- 12 October 1999: Long Walk Home (Peelenium 1960)
- 26 September 2000: Sleepwalk (LP - Santo & Johnny) Canadian-American
- 31 January 2001: Sleepwalk (LP - Santo & Johnny) Canadian-American
- 01 February 2001: Long Walk Home (LP - Encore) Canadian-American Records
- 16 October 2002: Long Walk Home (LP - Encore) Canadian-American Records
- 02 January 2003: Long Walk Home (LP - Encore) Canadian-American Records
- 15 September 2004: Sleepwalk (LP - Santo & Johnny) - (Canadian-American)