Johnny Hernandez

Johnny “Vatos” Hernandez is the long-time drummer for the rock band Oingo Boingo, playing on all of the band’s big hit songs including “Deadman’s Party” and “Just Another Day.” He played jazz drums for several years before the band was formed. Johnny has been involved with the NAMM community for decades and has been close with DW Drums and Sabian Cymbals. During his NAMM Oral History interview, he admitted to marching from the exhibit hall to the Hilton dressed up like Carmen Miranda. We would love photographic proof of this event!

Interview Date:
August 5, 2019
Job Title:
Musician, Drummer

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