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Tommy Roe, born May 9, 1942 is an American pop music singer/songwriter. May 9 is the 129th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (130th in leap years). ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ...

Tommy Roe
Tommy Roe

Born Thomas David Roe in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, he was raised in Atlanta, Georgia where he attended Brown High School and was part of band. Greatly influenced by the sounds of the late Buddy Holly, Tommy Roe developed a unique style that, combined with his All-American clean-cut image, made him a popular musical performer throughout the 1960s. In April of 1961 he became a Father to daughter Cynthia and he has 3 grandchildren. This is an album cover. ... This is an album cover. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ... Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL Location in Fulton and DeKalb counties in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ... Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), better known as Buddy Holly, was an American singer, songwriter, and a pioneer of Rock and Roll. ...


Roe had a Billboard No.1 hit record hit in the United States and in Australia in 1962 with the song, "Sheila" and the following year scored two Top 10 hits with "Everybody" and the critically acclaimed "The Folk Singer" written by Merle Kilgore. Following the enormously successful tour of the United Kingdom by friend Roy Orbison, Tommy Roe toured there and then moved to England where he lived for several years. In 1965, he and Jerry Lee Lewis combined with Orbison to create an LP for the Pickwick International label. During the 1960s, he had several more top forty hits. In 1969, his song "Dizzy" went to No.1 on the UK Singles Chart as well as to Billboard's No.1 in the USA. His final Top 40 single was "Jam Up and Jelly Tight" in 1970. These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1962: See also: 1962 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... Wyatt Merle Kilgore (August 9, 1934 - February 6, 2005) was an American, singer, songwriter, and manager. ... Roy Orbison at a London press conference, late 1988. ... Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American rock and roll and country music singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1960s. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1969: See also: 1969 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


A resident of Beverly Hills, California, Roe is married to Josette Banzet, an actress from France who won a Golden Globe Award for best supporting for her performance in the 1976 television mini-series, Rich Man, Poor Man. His daughter Cynthia still resides in Georgia with her family. Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California, entirely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles. ... Josette Banzet, Marquise de Bruyenne, born in France to a noble family, is an American actress. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Rich Man, Poor Man is a 1969 novel written by Irwin Shaw. ...


In 1986, Tommy Roe was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Rockabilly Hall of Fame was established on March 21, 1997 to present early rock and roll history and information relative to the artists and personalities involved in this pioneering American music genre. ...


Although his style of music declined in popularity with the 1970s mass market, Tommy Roe maintained a following and continued to perform at a variety of concert venues, sometimes with sixties nostalgia rock and rollers such as Freddy Cannon and Bobby Vee. Freddy Cannon, born December 4, 1940, is an American rock and roll singer. ... Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ...


Partial discography (singles)

  • "Sheila" (1962)
  • "Everybody" (1963)
  • "The Folk Singer" (1963)
  • "Sweet Pea" (1966)
  • "Hooray for Hazel" (1966)
  • "Dizzy" (1969)
  • "Jack And Jill" (1969)
  • "Jam Up and Jelly Tight" (1970)

A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ...

External links

  • See Tommy Roe live in Palm Springs, California in 2002
  • http://www.geocities.com/shakin_stacks/tommyroe.txt
  • http://www.classicbands.com/roe.html
  • http://www.tommyroe.com/
  • Tommy's Discography with Catalog Number

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Tommy Roe (611 words)
Tommy was born in Atlanta on May 9th, 1942.
Roe did release some new material with 'Energy' and 'Full Bloom', but when they failed to get much attention, he subsequently stuck to the nostalgia circuit.
In all, Tommy Roe placed eleven songs in the top forty in the 1960's, two of which made the number one spot on the charts: "Sheila" and "Dizzy".
Tommy Roe - rock and roll music at the RockSite (303 words)
Thomas (Tommy) David Roe in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, he was raised in Alpharetta, Georgia where he was part of a high school band.He was influenced by the sounds of the late Buddy Holly and with his clean-cut image became a popular musical performer throughout the 1960s.
Tommy Roe toured in the UK and then moved to England where he lived for several years.
Tommy Roe was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 1986 and his contribution has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
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