“Dear Lady Twist” – in the top ten in 1962

Bonds’s first hit was the song “New Orleans” (reached #6), which was followed by “Not Me”, a flop for Bonds but later a hit for The Orlons, and then by his only number one hit, “Quarter to Three” in June 1961. “Quarter To Three” sold one million records, earning a gold disc.[1] Subsequent hits, under his modified name, included “School Is Out” (#5), “Dear Lady Twist” (#9), “School Is In” (#28) and “Twist, Twist, Señora” (#10) in the early 1960s. In a 1963 tour of Europe, he headlined above The Beatles. His hits often featured solos by the saxophonist Gene Barge.[3]

“Quarter to Three” appears on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_U.S._Bonds

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