Dale Wright

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

Harlan Dale Riffe, 4 February 1939, Middletown, Ohio, USA. As a teenager Wright was a disc jockey on WING in Dayton, Ohio. He was spotted by Harry Carlson of Fraternity Records when singing ‘Walk With Me’, with his group the Rock-Its, on a polio charity telethon. This song became his first single but it was his second release, the rocker ‘She’s Neat’, that gave him his sole US Top 40 hit in early 1958. With the Rock-Its departing shortly after, Wright recorded his next single in Nashville with the Owen Bradley Quintet, subsequently forming the Wright Guys. Their first record together ‘Please Don’t Do It’ (which also featured backing vocal duo the Dons) charted in 1958. Wright’s sixth release the rocking novelty ‘That’s Show Biz’ was his last record to create any real interest and even received airplay in the UK. In the 60s he recorded without success on the Alcar, Stardust, Boone and Revere labels, and in...

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