After several unsuccessful auditions, R&B vocalist Bobby Lewis stopped off at the office of Beltone Records in Manhattan. The already signed Ritchie Adams, lead singer of the Fireflies, recognized Lewis from a gig they'd both appeared in at the Apollo theater and suggested he record his composition "Tossin' And Turnin'." The single was released at the end of 1960 and rose to the top of the Billboard charts selling 3 million copies. In the UK it was covered by the Ivy League who took this song to #3 in 1965. His follow up single "One Track Mind" was also an American Top 10 hit but after that his career faltered.
Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England