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Del Shannon Part Two

Del Shannon Part Two

Del Shannon Part Two

I’m so happy to do Del Shannon Part Two, because I can play just his albums, and only his, until I’m though with this blog.

Later Career

Shannon‘s career slowed greatly in the 1970s, owing in part to his alcoholism. The Welsh rock singer Dave Edmunds produced the single And the Music Plays On in 1974. In 1978 Shannon stopped drinking and began work on Sea of Lovereleased in 1982 on his album Drop Down and Get Me, produced by Tom Petty. The album took two years to record and featured Petty‘s band, the Heartbreakersbacking Shannon. However, RSO Records, to which Shannon was signed, foldedFurther work on the LP was done for Network Records (distributed by Elektra Records). Seven songs are Shannon originals with covers of songs recorde...

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Del Shannon Part One

Del Shannon Part One

Del Shannon Part One

It’s been awhile, but I would play “Runaway” everyday, and now that I’m doing Del Shannon Part One, I’m playing his whole album. 


Del Shannon (born Charles Weedon Westover; December 30, 1934 February 8, 1990was an American rock and roll and country musician and singer-songwriter, best known for his 1961 number 1 Billboard hit Runaway.

Del Shannon

Shannon in 1965



Background Information



Birth Name

Charles Weedon Westover

Also Known As

Del Shannon

Born

December 30, 1934

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Died

February 8, 1990 (aged 55).

Santa Clarita, California, United States.

Genres

Rockcountry.

Occupations

Singer-songwriter.

Instruments

Vocals, guitar.

Years Active

1958 1989.

Labels

Bigtop, London, Twirl, Berle...

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Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo, from The Drifters, and made Mandy hits. That sounds great, but we all know he didn’t, however he’s one of my favorites so he’s on any website forever.

Clyde McPhatter


Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, c. 1932 June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and early 1960s and was a key figure in the shaping of doo-wop and R&B.

Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter Goes Solo


McPhatter in 1959



Background Information



Birth Name

Clyde Lensley McPhatter


Born

c. November 15, 1932

Durham, North Carolina, U.S.

Died

June 13, 1972 (aged 39).

The Bronx, New York, U.S.

Genres

Rock and rollrhythm and bluessoulp...

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Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter

Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter

Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter

Your probably wondering who she is, well I known her for a long time, well she’s hard to find, on CD’s, but I found her on iTunes on a single. Oop-Shoop Shirley Gunter, will let you know everything including her single, so enjoy.

Shirley M. Gunter (September 29, 1934 December 1, 2015) was an American singer and songwriter who led one of the earliest female doo-wop groups, Shirley Gunter and the Queens, in the mid-1950s.

Shirley Gunter

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Background Information

Birth Name

Shirley M. Gunter

Born

September 29, 1934
Coffeyville, Kansas, U.S.

Died

December 1, 2015( aged 81).
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.

Genres

R&B, gospel.

Occupation

Singer.

Instrument

Vocals.

Years Active

1953 1965.

Labels

Flair, Modern, Tangerine, Te...

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Legendary Bobby Helms

Legendary Bobby Helms

Legendary Bobby Helms

I’m doing Legendary Bobby Helms, because of that one song, Jingle Bell Rock“. I played over and over, because in My parents house I would hear the same people over and over again. I was into Rock’n’Roll, but Mom was into crooners, so there was a fight on how loud we can get our record player on. Mom always win, because she had a stereo, and I only had just a record player. As I’m upstairs and closing the door, so not to disturb her hearing “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, I placed my ear to the speaker just to hear this song. 

Robert Lee Helms (August 15, 1933 June 19, 1997) was an American country music singer best known for his 1957 Christmas hit Jingle Bell Rock. His other hits include Fraulein and My Special Angel.

Bobby Hel...

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Talented Bobby Day

Talented Bobby Day

Talented Bobby Day

You may not heard of him, but that’s alright. This is my website and I am a fan of his, and I only do performers and singers that I like, so this blog is called Talented Bobby Day. Please read more and listen to his album. 

Robert James Byrd( July 1, 1930 July 27, 1990), known by the stage nameBobby Day, was an American rock and rolland R&B singer, multi instrumentalistmusic producer and songwriter. He is best known for his hit record RockinRobin, written by Jimmie Thomas.
Bobby Day

Birth name

Robert James Byrd

Born

July 1, 1930

Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Died

27 July 1990 (aged 60).

Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genres.

Soul, R&B, pop, rock and roll.

Occupations.

Singer, songwriter, record producer.

Instruments.

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Charlie Pride Part Three

Charlie Pride Part Three

Charlie Pride Part Three

They’re maybe other C&W performers, singing great songs, but he made me listen to everyones else’s. In Charlie Pride Part Three, I’ll show you what I mean.

1970s and Northern Ireland

During the rest of the 1970s and into the 1980s, Pride continued to rack upcountry music hits. Other Pride standards then include Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town, Someone Loves You, Honey, When I Stop Leavin (I‘ll Be Gone),Burgers and Fries, I Don’t Think She‘s in Love Anymore, Roll on Mississippi,Never Been So Loved (In All My Life), and You‘re So Good When You‘re Bad. Like many other country performers, he has paid tribute to Hank Williams, with an album of songs that were all written by Hank entitled There‘s a Little Bit of Hank in ...

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Charley Pride Part Two

Charley Pride Part Two

Charley Pride Part Two

Charley Pride Part Two, types about how real C&W sounds like.

Rise To Music Fame

While he was active in baseball, Pride had been encouraged to join the music business by country stars such as Red Sovine and Red Foley, and was working towards this career. In 1958, in Memphis, Pride visited Sun Studios and recorded some songs. One song has survived on tape, and was released in the UnitedKingdom as part of a box set. The song is a slow stroll in walking tempo calledWalkin (the Stroll).
He played music at clubs in Montana solo and with a four-piece combo called the Night Hawks during the time he lived in Montana. His break came when Chet Atkins at RCA Victor heard a demonstration tape and got Pride a contract. In 1966he released
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Charley Pride Part One

Charley Pride Part One

Everyone was so upset about a rap singer, being kicked off the C&W charts, well here’s a real C&W singer, let’s see if you like Charley Pride Part One, he’s the real deal.

Charley Frank Pride (born March 18, 1934) is an American singer, musicianguitarist, business owner, and former professional baseball player. His greatest musical success came in the early to mid-1970s, when he became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. During the peak years of his recording career (1966 87), he garnered 52 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 30 of which made it to number one.

Charley Pride

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Charley Pride Part One

Pride performing at the Capital Centre on the 1981 Inauguration Day

Background Information

Birth name Ch...

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The Talented Bobby Day

The Talented Bobby Day

The Talented Bobby Day

When I was younger than I am now, I listened to “Rockin’ Robin” all the time, and now that I’m much older than what I was back then, I’m still listening today. The fact that I’m doing a blog entitled The Talented Bobby Day, should tell you, that I’m still a fan, but didn’t know what year he was born.

Robert James Byrd (July 1, 1930 July 27, 1990), known by the stage name BobbyDay, was an American rock and roll and R&B singer, multi instrumentalist, musicproducer and songwriter. He is best known for his hit record Rockin Robin,written by Jimmie Thomas.

Bobby Day

Birth Name

Robert James Byrd

Born

July 1, 1930
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Died

27 July 1990 (aged 60).
Los Angeles, California, United States.

Genres.

Soul, R&B, pop,

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