Brian Hyland

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": oldies 60s pop male vocalists american Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

12 November 1943, Woodhaven, Queens, New York, USA. A demonstration disc, recorded with the artist’s high school group the Delphis, alerted Kapp Records to Hyland’s vocal talent. In 1960 he enjoyed a US chart-topper with ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot Bikini’, one of the era’s best-known ‘novelty’ recordings which subsequently sold over one million copies. Having switched outlets to the larger ABC - Paramount Records, the singer enjoyed further success with ‘Let Me Belong To You (1961 - a US Top 20 hit) ‘Ginny Come Lately’ (1962 - a UK Top 10 hit), before securing a second gold award for ‘Sealed With a Kiss’. Its theme of temporary parting was empathetic to the plight of many love struck teenagers and the song returned to the UK Top 10 in 1975 before being revived in 1990 by Jason Donovan. Hyland continued to enjoy US chart entries, notably with ‘The Joker Went Wild’ and ‘Run,...

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