Thursday, June 7, 2012

Bobby Day--Rock-In Robin (1958)

     Remember having the 45 of this when it came out in 1972 by Michael Jackson. It reached number 2 that year, but at the time I had no idea that it was a cover....
     Bobby Day had some minor success with The Hollywood Flames, Bob & Earl (he was the original Bob), and the Satellites. He also had some success in the late 50's with writing. "Over and Over" became a bit hit with the Dave Clark Five,  and the Jackson Five had a top 20 hit with, "Little Bitty Pretty One" in 1972
     It was Rockin Robin though that gave Day his fame. His version reached number 2 in the fall of 1958. He wasn't a one hit wonder per se, but he never reached the top 40 again (although his original version of 'Over and Over' was the flip side of 'Robin' and reached 41st).



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