Friday, June 7, 2013

Gene and Debbe--Playboy (1968)

     The duo of Gene Thomas (born Thomasson) and Debbe Neville had a trio of songs on the top 100 in 1967 and 68, with "Playboy" being by far the most successful. Thomas had been recording since the early 60's with some minor success, but was mostly into songwriting when meeting Neville. Their style was county/pop romantic songs in a Everly Brothers type harmonic style. They never had a song reach near the heights of this song (#17), and by the end of 1969 had gone their separate ways with Gene continuing his career as a songwriter, and Debbe attempting (unsuccessfully) a solo career.


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