Bobby Day

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Tags: rockabilly 50s rock and roll rock n roll oldies rock rhythm and blues Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1950s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Byrd, 1 July 1932, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, d. 27 July 1990. Day moved to Los Angeles in 1947 and shortly afterwards formed the Flames, who recorded under a variety of names on numerous labels throughout the 50s. Oddly, it took until 1957 before they achieved their first and biggest hit as the Hollywood Flames with Day’s song ‘Buzz, Buzz, Buzz’. Simultaneously, the group were climbing the US charts as Bobby Day And The Satellites with another of his songs, ‘Little Bitty Pretty One’ on Class Records, although a cover version by Thurston Harris became a bigger hit. Day, who first recorded solo in 1955, took lone billing again in 1958 for the double-sided US number 2 hit ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and ‘Over And Over’. Despite releasing a string of further outstanding R&B/rock singles in the 50s, this distinctive singer-songwriter never returned to the Top 40. In the early 60s he formed Bob And Earl with ex-Hollywood...

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