Frederick Knight – a One Hit Wonder with “I’ve Been Lonely for So Long”

Frederick Knight

Short introduction to Frederick Knight One-hit wonder Frederick Knight had a significant hit with “I’ve Been Lonely For So Long” in 1972 under Stax Records. Before recording for Stax, Knight also released records under Mercury and Capitol. After Stax had ceased, Knight established his own label Juana Records and became a record … Read more

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

Daddy Dewdrop

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his novelty song “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It).” Monda is essentially a songwriter, penning songs for other established acts. He had gone on to work as a songwriter for the animated TV … Read more

Who is Leapy Lee?

Leapy Lee

Introduction Leapy Lee is an English singer, actor, comedian and (later) writer whose single “Little Arrows” became the best-selling single in his career. He started his career in showbiz as a comedian, and then added singing to his professional resumé in 1962 through his debut single “It’s All Happening.” His 1968 single … Read more

Preston Epps, the Bongo King

Preston Epps

Introduction to Preston Epps Preston Epps is an American percussionist whose #14 Billboard single “Bongo Rock” in 1959 had virtually made him a one-hit wonder. Born in Oakland, Californa in 1931, Epps recorded “Bongo Rock” which eventually became a considerable success commercially and on the Billboard charts in 1959. But his subsequent … Read more

One-Hit Wonders Apollo 100

Apollo 100

  Introduction Apollo 100 was a short lived 1972 group of studio musicians who were put together by multi-instrumentalist and arranger Tom Parker. The band was also known as Apollo 100, featuring Tom Parker.  The group consisted of Parker on keyboards, ex-Tornados drummer Clem Cattini, guitarist Vic Flick (of “James Bond Theme” … Read more