- From New York City. Lived in Woodstock, New York.
- 1958-1966, was founder and lead singer of The Greenbriar Boys.
- Given name: John Whittier Sirabian. He is Armenian. His father was a poet in Greenwich Village.
- 1976, formed with The John Herald Band with another Greenbriar Boy, Bob Yellin.
- Among John Herald’s fans: Linda Rondstadt, who heard John’s version of “A Different Drum” in the sixties and recorded the song almost note for note with her group The Stone Ponies. It turned out to be a gold record.
- 1992, he and Yellin’ reunited briefly to perform as the New Greenbriar Boys.
- 2005, he died at the age of 65. He committed suicide.