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One-Hit Wonders: John and Ernest

Introduction John & Ernest were another of those “one hit wonder” acts, who scored short-termed popularity via the Top 40…

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One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and “one hit wonder” from Jamaica known for his…

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One-hit Wonders: Napoleon XIV

Introduction American singer-songwriter Jerry Samuels turned himself into a one hit wonder as Napoleon XIV, who made a big hit…

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The Delegates and Their Novelty Hit “Convention ’72”

Introduction to The Delegates The Delegates were a one hit wonder “group” from the 70s music era formed in Pittsburgh,…

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One-Hit Wonders the De John Sisters

Introduction to The De John Sisters The De John Sisters were a 1950s vocal duo, consisting of Julie and Dux…

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Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and Their Disco Novelty Hit “Disco Duck”

Introduction to Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots Rigdon Osmond “Rick” Dees III is an American radio and comic…

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The Story and Music of Homer and Jethro

  Introduction to Homer and Jethro Homer and Jethro were an American country and parody duo consisted of Henry D.…

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Laurie London — The 13-Year Old Boy with a Big Hit in His Hands

Introduction Englishman Laurie London has been best known as a child crooner of the upbeat version of the spiritual tune…

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Teresa Brewer – the Versatile Singer

Introduction to Teresa Brewer Teresa Brewer was an American popular singer. She started singing when she was quite young, and…

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One-hit Wonder Daddy Dewdrop with “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes Love It)”

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his…

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The Devotions – Third Time’s the Charm with “Rip Van Winkle”

Short career summation on the Devotions The Devotions are a doo-wop group known for their novelty song “Rip Van Winkle”…

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The Detergents – “Leader of the Laundromat”

Introduction to the Detergents Specializing in comic parodies, the Detergents were a 1960s group whose record “Leader of the Laundromat”…

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Dickie Goodman: The King of Novelty

Introduction Dickie Goodman (born Richard Dorian Goodman in 1934 – died in 1989), was an American music producer whose records…

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