9 May 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Vocalist Roe began his career with high school act, the Satins. The group performed several of his compositions, notably Sheila, which they recorded in 1960. The single was unsuccessful, but Roe revived the song two years later upon securing a solo deal. This Buddy Holly -influenced rocker topped the US chart, and reached the Top 3 in Britain where the artist enjoyed considerable popularity. Roe scored two Top 10 hits in 1963 with The Folk Singer and Everybody and, although not a major chart entry, Sweet Pea garnered considerable airplay through the auspices of pirate radio. The song reached the US Top 10, as did its follow-up, Hooray For Hazel, but Roes biggest hit came in 1969 when Dizzy topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. The singer enjoyed further success with Heather Honey and Jam Up Jelly Tight, but for much of...
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