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one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?

MARINER 21 Aug 10 - 05:00 PM
BTNG 21 Aug 10 - 05:07 PM
terrier 21 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM
MARINER 21 Aug 10 - 05:29 PM
BTNG 21 Aug 10 - 05:37 PM
MARINER 22 Aug 10 - 07:13 AM
GUEST,HiLo 22 Aug 10 - 07:39 AM
Johnny J 22 Aug 10 - 08:05 AM
Johnny J 22 Aug 10 - 08:08 AM
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GUEST,Frank 24 Sep 10 - 09:50 PM
jacqui.c 25 Sep 10 - 07:31 AM
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Subject: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: MARINER
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 05:00 PM

Oft times I hear a song from the past on the radio, often sung by one hit ,or few hit wonders. The thought often struck me, "What ever happened to him or her?. People like Johnny Restivo "The Shape I'm In" ,Bobby Freeman, "Do you Wanna Dance" , Jimmy Soul, "If you wanna be Happy" ,Jimmy Jones, "Handy Man" and countless others.I know many of the old Doo-Wop groups are still out there gigging, some with the original line ups. But what ever became of the solo artists like the ones mentioned above ?


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: BTNG
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 05:07 PM

One-hit wonders
This based on Wayne Jancik's book The Billboard Book of One-Hit Wonders
Hope this helps

BTNG


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: terrier
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM

I just Googled 'one hit wonders' and got loads of hits, you could start there if you've got a few days to spare, or maybe a few weeks :)


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: MARINER
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 05:29 PM

Thanks but they seem just to list one hit wonders by the year. None of them say what became of these people .For instance, since my first post I've found out that Johnny Restivo became a Bed Salesman. So who knows what became of some of the hundreds of others who gave us ,mostly, 3 minutes of sheer Rock 'n' Roll magic ?. Just a passing thought


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: BTNG
Date: 21 Aug 10 - 05:37 PM

Mariner, try your local library they may have a copy of Wayne Jancik's book, that's where I found the book, and it does list, whenever known, what the said performer are doing now

BTNG


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: MARINER
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 07:13 AM

Thanks BTNG will do that


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: GUEST,HiLo
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 07:39 AM

I believe that Jimmy Jones was at least a two hit wonder..he also had the original hit of Good Timin.I wonder what happened to The Kalin Twins (When) Ketty (sic) Lester (Love Letters) Laurie London (Whole World In His Hands)..Loads of others..imteresting thread, thanks.


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: Johnny J
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 08:05 AM

You just reminded me of this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LjxfNxbZM4

and I could have been doing much more productive things too!


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: Johnny J
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 08:08 AM

Here's Rosie again looking a bit "older in the tooth"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGQEbD4sJoI

Compare and contrast...

:-)


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: Johnny J
Date: 22 Aug 10 - 08:12 AM

Ach, you've got me going now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4xNF9uh8SA

:-)


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 24 Sep 10 - 09:50 PM

Ketty Lester became an actress... most notably she played Hester Sue on "Little House On The Prairie."


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Subject: RE: one hit wonders, whatever happened to ?
From: jacqui.c
Date: 25 Sep 10 - 07:31 AM

I just Googled Laurie London and the Kalin Twins (now both dead) and came up with quite a lot of info.


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