Bobby Lewis

Bobby Lewis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bobby Lewis (born February 17, 1933, Indianapolis, Indiana) is an African American rock and roll and R&B singer. Lewis 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. In July 1961, his recording of "Tossin' and Turnin'" went to No.1 on the Billboard chart. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. Later that year, he had a second Top Ten song, "One Track Mind," which would be his only other major hit record. "Tossin' And Turnin'," composed by Ritchie Adams and Malou Rene, was featured in the soundtrack for the 1978 film, Animal House. The song would also be covered by Steve Goodman, The Replacements, The Guess Who, Peter Criss, and Jimmy Sturr among others.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134974560
  • 9786134974561