60's Hit machine Tommy Roe returns to live performing

Tommy Roe

There are very few artists who had more hits than Tommy Roe in the 1960s. Billboard ranked 23 of his songs in the Top 100 including two number ones - Sheila and Dizzy. Other major hits include Everybody, Sweet Pea, Hooray for Hazel and Jam Up Jelly Tight.

Roe was raised in Atlanta where he attended Brown High School. Influenced by the sounds of the late Buddy Holly, Roe developed a unique style that, combined with his All-American clean-cut image, made him a popular musical performer throughout the 1960s.

In 1963, Roe along with Chris Montez headlined a tour in the UK whose opening act was The Beatles. A year later, Roe opened for the Fab 4 in a concert in Washington, DC - making Tommy one of the only artists, if not the only, who's both headlined and opened with The Beatles.

A resident of Beverly Hills, California, Roe is married to Josette Banzet, a French actress who won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the 1976 television mini-series, Rich Man, Poor Man.

 

 

 

Tommy Roe