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Old 12-26-2006, 07:18 PM   #101
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Originally posted by Winter's Claw:
My fave one-hit-wonders:

The Beatles--"Please Please Me": They had one hit and then disappeared forever. I wonder what happened to these guys.
Elvis Presley--"Heartbreak Hotel": Huge hit in 1956. This Presley fellow never had another hit and, as I understand it, spent the rest of his life shooting televisions.
very droll W-C.You could have added Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away" a one hit wonder by a
breakaway group from Bob Dylan's The Band calling themselves The Rolling Stones, I wonder what they look like as they come up for UK bus passes. I bet that Keith Richards fellow still looks like a teenager and his side kick, the Irishman Mick, is still swaggering around!!
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:31 PM   #102
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John,
I was going to mention the Rolling Stones also, but I couldn't remember what their first (oops, I mean ONLY) hit was. Yes, the Stones were a great one-hit-wonder band!
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:08 AM   #103
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My all-time favorite song, Everlasting Love by Robert Knight.

Storm Warning by The Volcanos

As mentioned earlier, My Maria by B.W. Stevenson

I have a bunch of my parents' old 45's that I used to play alot when I was little. Some great titles & singers.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:23 AM   #104
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fezo's Concrete & Clay reminded me of one, not sure if it was mentioned already and can't remember the exact title, something like Mud & Cement, but I think the Mud part is wrong. It's sung by a woman & I think it may have been her only hit. Came out in the late 60's.

Ok, just remembered & googled it, it was Tar & Cement.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:09 PM   #105
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someone asked where is B.W. Stevenson now. He passed away in 1988. B.W. Stevenson co-wrote My Maria and was a Texas artist who hung around Austin, Texas quite a bit.

http://www.oldies.com/artist-songs/BW-Stevenson.html
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Old 10-11-2008, 10:27 AM   #106
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i frequent a restaurant run by the former lead male singer of the Bells...I consider their duet, (I think I'm gonna) Stay A While their only hit...I know some who find the gal's voice a bit over-whispery...anyhow, I still like the simplicity and laid back groove and most of all, the cheesiness...perhaps this only got Canadian airplay


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Old 10-11-2008, 08:57 PM   #107
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aussie one hit wonder from 1980... Joe Dolce - Shaddap you face!


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Old 10-12-2008, 08:59 AM   #108
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Shaddap you face !

I remember this one very well, it had been a while since I heard it tho...

Thanks joveski !
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:03 AM   #109
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This one from Tee Set/1969 !

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Old 10-13-2008, 07:45 AM   #110
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Definately my sharona stands out for me. HAHAHAHA disco duck....i think my sister still has the record to this day. What about saturday night by the bay city rollers?
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