This 1964 release by Johnny Tillotson on MGM reached number 31 on Billboards Hot 100 Chart in 1964.
Johnny Tillotson was born in Jacksonville, Florida in 1939. He saw great success in the early 1960's when he scored nine top ten hits on the pop, country and adult contemporary charts. You might remember Poetry In Motion, It Keeps Right On Hurtin or Yellow Bird.
Tillotson began performing at local functions as a child and by the time was in high school he had developed a reputation as a talented singer. He became a semi-regular on TV-4's McDuff Hayride, hosted by Toby Dowdy and soon landed his own show on TV-12. In 1957 while he was studying at the University of Florida, a local dj Bob Norris sent a tape of his singing to Pet Milk talent contest and was chosen as one of six National finalists.
This gave Johnny the opportunity to perform in Nashville on WSM the Grad Ole Opry, which let Lee Rosenberg, a Nashville publisher to take a tape to Archie Bleyer, owner of the independent Cadence Records. Bleyer signed Tillotson to a three-year contract, and issued his first single, Dreamy Eyes backed by Well i'm Your Man in September of 1958 and they both made the Billboard Hot 100.
Tillotson graduated from college with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications after which he moved to New York City to pursue his music career.
He had a string of hits in the sixties, toured with Dick Clark's Cavalcade of Stars building a huge and loyal following. After Cadence Records folded he signed with MGM Records. In the 70's he recorded on the Amos, Buddah, Columbia and United Artists Labels.
This record sounds good but shows some wear.