ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE  –  Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time – The Flamingos #158


SOUND ON SOUND ARTICLE  –  Sound on Sound Article – This is the story of how Terry Johnson gave an inspired rearrangement of an old song and created a track that, 50 years on, remains a genuine and enduring classic.


ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE  –  Bruno Mars’ giving credit to The Flamingos’ version of “I Only Have Eyes For You” as inspiration early in his career.


NJ.COM ARTICLE  – article – “Flamingos’ singer Terry Johnson keeps romance in his sights.”


RHYTHM AND BLUES MAGAZINE  –  Marv Goldberg’s Article “R&B Notes”


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE   –   “Mr. DeLuca stacked this show with two of the most respected groups of the  era: Charles Thomas’ Drifters and The Flamingos featuring  Terry Johnson. As always,  the names indicate that the groups feature at least one singer from their  heyday.

Mr. Johnson, who joined the Flamingos as singer and writer in 1956, is a  youthful 74 who looked like doo-wop royalty in his white tux jacket. Better yet, his voice was perfection singing  their signature  song from 1959, “I Only Have Eyes for You.” The  trio, on its Diamond Anniversary Tour, also treated the crowd to “Lovers Never  Say Goodbye” and “I’ll Be Home” and freshened the set with a snappy cover of  Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called  Love.”

Read more:


PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE   –  “The Skyliners had a tough act to follow coming after Terry  Johnson’s Flamingos, who had their own smash hit in 1959.  Johnson, two years older than Beaumont, at 70, is one smooth operator, with a  tenor that’s as creamy as it gets. It’s astounding that his vocal on the sublime  “I Only Have Eyes for You” could  sound so close to the way he sang it at 20. And you should have seen the  outrageous black-and-gold suits!

Read more:


FUNKY16CORNERS ARTICLE  –  Funky16Corners Article  –  “I can’t be one hundred percent certain of the first time I ever heard ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ by the Flamingos, but I’m guessing it was when I saw ‘American Graffiti’ in 1973. I was only eleven years old, but as soon as this song came on the soundtrack it was instantly drilled deep into the pleasure centers of my brain.”