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Bobby Lewis (born February 17, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an African-American early rock and roll and R&B singer. February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1933 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article needs to be wikified. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Raised in an Indianapolis orphanage, he learned to play the piano by age six. Adopted at age twelve, he moved to a home in Detroit, Michigan, growing up with the influences of the pioneer blues musicians until the advent of Rock and Roll. Lewis began to build a musical career in the 1950s and in 1960 appeared at the Apollo Theatre in New York City. He recorded a 45rpm single called "Tossin' And Turnin'" that went to No.1 on the Billboard charts in July of 1961. Later that year he had a second "Top Ten" song with "One Track Mind" which would be his only other major hit record. An orphanage is an institution dedicated to caring for orphans (children without living parents). ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... City motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) City nicknames: The Motor City and Motown Location in the state of Michigan Founded July 24, 1701 County Wayne County Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 370. ... For the emotional state, see Depression (mood). ... The Apollo Theater is one of the most famous clubs for popular music in the United States, and certainly the most famous club associated almost exclusively with African-American performers. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-sides, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1961: See also: 1961 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...


Bobby Lewis' song "Tossin' And Turnin'" is part of the soundtrack for the 1978 film, Animal House. National Lampoons Animal House (also called Animal House) is a 1978 comedy film in which a misfit group of Delta fraternity boys takes on the system at their college. ...


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Bobby Lewis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (196 words)
Bobby Lewis (born February 17, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an African-American early rock and roll and RandB singer.
Lewis began to build a musical career in the 1950s and in 1960 appeared at the Apollo Theatre in New York City.
Bobby Lewis' song "Tossin' And Turnin'" is part of the soundtrack for the 1978 film, Animal House.
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