Monday, July 6, 2009

Tab Hunter

What starts here, if it didn’t already with George Hamilton IV, is the teen idol phenomenon, and Tommy Sands was close behind. Soon came Ricky Nelson, Paul Anka, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Bobby Vee, etc etc. Hunter was a Hollywood star – he was in dozens of movies – but his recording career was less than spectacular. He had 7 top 100 singles, all between 1957 and 1959, and only 3 made the top 40.

Tab Hunter:

Young Love – Fought its way up the chart against the Sonny James version; both reached number 1. This is straight pop, a bit too straight. Sonny James sweeps the floor with this guy.

1 comment:

ladyofthelake said...

WOW, I never knew that was THAT tab hunter...I loved that song...yes am old enough to remember that song...not when it first came out, but, back in the sixties and seventies oldies.
Remember him as an actor only. He was ok, pretty boy...
all these things we didn't know about those we watched years ago.

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