Bill Hall

Under Appreciated


J. P. Richardson, Jr. offered one of his songs, “Running Bear” to another friend, Johnny Preston after hearing him perform at a local club.  The song concerns a doomed romance between an Indian brave named Running Bear and an Indian maid named White Dove, who each come from warring tribes, much like the story of Romeo and Juliet.  The song was recorded in 1958 and features the Big BopperGeorge Jones and Bill Hall performing Indian chanting and Indian war cries.  In January 1960, the song reached the top of the singles charts in both the U.S. and the U.K. 


(June 2013/1)


Last edited: March 22, 2021