Related Information for Jimmy Clanton Jimmy Clanton was born 2 September 1940 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, and formed his first band in 1956 while in high school.One of the few white singers to come out of the New Orleans R&B/rock & roll sound (he was known as the "swamp pop R&B teenage idol"), he rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and '60s with such songs as 'Just a Dream' and 'Venus in Blue Jeans'. He even continued to release hits after he was drafte.. read more