Johnny Rebel, American country singer, Died at 77

Clifford Joseph Trahan was born on September 25, 1938, and died on September 3, 2016; he was best known as Johnny Rebel and Pee Wee Trahan, he was an American white supremacist singer, songwriter, and musician.

He used the Johnny Rebel name for a range of recordings for J. D. “Jay” Miller’s Reb Rebel label in the 1960s, which emphasise overtly racist lyrics.


Clifford was born in Moss Bluff, Louisiana in 1938 to Homer Trahan and Elizabeth Breaux Taylor.

He unusually allowed himself to be, photographed, although he claimed there were good images of him on the Internet. He said he had no idea where those photos originated.

In 2015, however, Clifford emerged in the Canadian documentary Acadie black et blanc (released in English as Acadie Black and White), in which he defended his recordings and his views on race.

Clifford Joseph Trahan passed away on September 3, 2016, twenty-two days away from his 78th birthday.