Santo & Johnny - The Long Walk Home - 45rpm record -

Santo & Johnny - The Long Walk Home - 45rpm record -

The Long Walk Home

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

Santo & Johnny, Sleepwalk, 1959

Santo & Johnny, Sleepwalk, 1959

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

  • None


  • None


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.


External Links

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.