Johnny Restivo

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Johnny Restivo was an American rock and roll vocalist.

Restivo was born in The Bronx and released a single with RCA Victor when he was only fifteen years old.[1] That single, "The Shape I'm In/Ya Ya", reached #80 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] Restivo was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, but lost to Bobby Darin. Restivo never charted another hit. Johnny also achieved fame as a muscular young bodybuilder while in his teens. He was on the covers of Tomorrow's Man and Model Parade.


  • The Shape I'm In (RCA Victor, 1959)
  • Oh Johnny! (RCA Victor, 1959)
  • "Smarty" (CBS, 1967)
  • "Go, Go, Eskimo!" (CBS 1967)


  1. ^ a b Joel Whitburn, Top Pop Singles. 12th edition, p. 813.

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