Sunday, 25 July 2021

Denis King born 25 July 1939

 Denis Andrew King (born 25 July 1939) is an English composer and singer. He is best remembered as a member of a family ensemble, The King Brothers. 

King was born in Hornchurch, Essex. He began his musical career at the age of six as a banjolele-playing singer at children's matinees and, by the age of thirteen, with his two older brothers, Mike (25 April 1935– 9 November 2018) and Tony (b. 31 January 1937), was a member of one of the most successful pop groups of the 1950s and 1960s, The King Brothers are considered by many to be Britain’s first boy band. Denis played the piano, Mike the guitar, Tony the double bass. 

By the time King was thirteen The King Brothers were touring around the U.K. in what was known as Twice-Nightly Variety (the equivalent of America’s vaudeville), performing two shows a night in one town before moving on to the next the following week. For two years King attended a different school in a different town almost every week. Along with concerts and tours around Europe, The King Brothers did summer shows, television appearances, played the Windmill Theatre and in 1956 became the youngest Variety act to play the London Palladium.


Within a year they were in the record charts. "A White Sport Coat" and “Standing On The Corner” were their biggest successes. They appeared with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Frankie Vaughan, Roy Castle, Shirley Bassey, Alma Cogan, Ronnie Corbett, Bruce Forsyth, Morecambe and Wise, as well as American stars Bobby Darin, Howard Keel, Sammy Davis Jr, Judy Garland, Lena Horne, Sarah Vaughan, Sophie Tucker and Frank Sinatra. 

During the latter half of the sixties worked started to dry up. Variety theatres closed and light entertainment shows on television that had provided a lot of work wanted to tap into The Mersey Beat. “By the end we were just doing working men’s clubs and that was soul destroying.” said Denis (from an interview with East Anglian Daily Times). “After we went our separate ways I spent much of my time on the golf course until my first wife suggested that perhaps I did something with myself and I went to Guildhall School of Music to learn about composition and orchestration.” 

During the latter years of The King Brothers when they had recorded a single, Denis had often written the B-Side and enjoyed the process of writing music and this then provided him with a continued link to the world of showbusiness. He would become aware of just how close a link when shortly after graduating from Guildhall in 1972 he was offered the opportunity to provide the theme tune and incidental music to a new children’s television show called Black Beauty (Galloping Home), which won an Ivor Novello Award. 

To date, he has created themes and incidental music for over two hundred television series including Within These Walls, If It Moves File It, Dick Turpin, Two's Company, Lovejoy, We'll Meet Again and Hannay as well as written over one hundred jingles for radio and television advertising. He has also worked on films, writing the scores to Simon, Simon (1970), Not Tonight, Darling (1971), Holiday on the Buses (1973), Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973), Sweeney! (1977), If You Go Down in the Woods Today (1981) and Privates on Parade (1982). 

L-R: John Junkin, Denis King, Barry Cryer
& Tim Brooke-Taylor. Hello Cheeky 

As a musician he has performed with Dame Edna Everage, Albert Finney, Benny Green, with Maureen Lipman and with Dick Vosburgh in the comic revues Beauty and the Beards and Sing Something Silly, as well as on the BBC Radio radio comedy series Hello, Cheeky! from 1973 to 1979; he appeared in the TV version of the latter, produced by Yorkshire Television in 1976

His debut as a theatrical composer was with the original 1977 Royal Shakespeare Theatre's production of Privates On Parade which won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Musical. Other theatre productions include A Saint She Ain't and The Un-American Songbook (with Dick Vosburgh); Stepping Out - The Musical (with Richard Harris and Mary Stewart-David); Bashville and Valentine's Day (with Benny Green); Worzel Gummidge starring Jon Pertwee and Lost Empires (with Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall); Wind In The Willows (with Willis Hall) and West Five Story (with Richard Harris). 

King has written extensively with Ayckbourn and together they have created the musicals Whenever, Orvin - Champion Of Champions, and Awaking Beauty, which premiered in December 2008 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. King later moved to the "celebrity hotspot" of Walberswick, Suffolk, where in 2012 he staged an amateur version of his own musical, Wind in the Willows. In 2018 Denis released his latest album “Love is in the Room” with Sarah Eyden on vocals.  His highly acclaimed and entertaining memoir “Key Changes” was revised and updated in 2020.    

(Edited from Wikipedia &

Saturday, 24 July 2021

Billy Taylor born 24 July 1921

Billy Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. Taylor appeared on hundreds of albums and composed more than 300 songs during his career, which spanned over six decades.

Taylor was born in Greenville, North Carolina, but moved to Washington, D.C., when he was five years old. He grew up in a musical family and learned to play different instruments as a child, including guitar, drums and saxophone. He was most successful at the piano, and had classical piano lessons with Henry Grant, who had educated Duke Ellington a generation earlier. Taylor made his first professional appearance playing keyboard at the age of 13 and was paid one dollar. 

Taylor attended Dunbar High School, the U.S.'s first high school for African American students. He attended Virginia State College and majored in sociology. During his time, he joined Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Pianist Undine Smith Moore noticed young Taylor's talent in piano and he changed his major to music, graduating with a degree in music in 1942. 

Taylor moved to New York City after graduation and started playing piano professionally from 1944, first with Ben Webster's Quartet on New York's 52nd Street. The same night he joined Webster's Quartet, he met Art Tatum, who became his mentor. Among the other musicians Taylor worked with was Machito and his mambo band, from whom he developed a love for Latin music. After an eight-month tour with the Don Redman Orchestra in Europe, Taylor stayed there with his wife, Theodora, and in Paris and the Netherlands. 

Taylor returned to New York later that year and cooperated with Bob Wyatt and Sylvia Syms at the Royal Roost jazz club and Billie Holiday in a successful show called Holiday on Broadway. A year later, he became the house pianist at Birdland and performed with Charlie Parker, J.J. Johnson, Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Taylor played at Birdland longer than any other pianist in the club's history. In 1949, Taylor published his first book, a textbook about bebop piano styles. 

In 1952, Taylor composed one of his best known tunes, "I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free", which achieved more popularity with the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He made dozens of recordings in the 1950s and 1960s, including Billy Taylor Trio with Candido with Cuban percussionist Candido Camero, My Fair Lady Loves Jazz, Cross Section and Taylor Made Jazz. 


In 1958, he became music director of NBC's The Subject Is Jazz, the first television series focusing on jazz. The 13-part series was produced by the new National Educational Television Network with guests such as Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley, Jimmy Rushing, and Langston Hughes. Taylor also worked as a DJ and programme director on radio station WLIB in New York in the 1960s. 

During the 1960s, the Billy Taylor Trio was a regular feature of the Hickory House on West 55th Street in Manhattan. From 1969 to 1972, he served as music director for The David Frost Show and was the first African American to lead a talk-show band. Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Buddy Rich were just a few of the musicians who played on the show. 

Taylor was to write more than 300 compositions, ranging from that song to ensemble pieces such as Suite for Jazz Piano and Orchestra (1973. He was host of the Jazz Alive radio show throughout the 1970s, and of Billy Taylor's Jazz at the Kennedy Center in the 90s – shows with an informal mix of erudition and populism. From 1980 he was active in a campaign for greater jazz support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and won one of its prizes, a Jazz Masters, in 1988. He was a cultural representative for the US in the Soviet Union in 1987-88, and founded his own record label, Taylor Made. 

Many Taylor sessions are unavailable, but his drive and lyricism at the keyboard received wider recognition in the 1990s with a sparky series of recordings, including a vivacious bebop get-together with Mulligan on Live at MCG (1993). In 1994 his career was celebrated at Carnegie Hall, New York, in Billy Taylor: My First 50 Years in Jazz. For his 75th year in 1996, he played a solo session on Ten Fingers – One Voice. He was honoured in 2001 with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Jazz Living Legend Award, and election to the Hall of Fame for the International Association for Jazz Education 

Despite his activities in jazz education, Taylor was rarely absent from performances and recordings, always keeping his bop-based style consistently swinging and fresh. Taylor suffered from a 2002 stroke, which affected his right hand, but he continued to perform almost until his death. He died after a heart attack on December 28, 2010 in Manhattan at the age of 89. 

(Edited from The Guardian & Wikipedia) 

Friday, 23 July 2021

Steve Lacy born 23 July 1934

Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone. His discography lists well over a hundred recordings as a leader, and another forty as a sideman. 

Coming to prominence in the 1950s as a progressive Dixieland musician, Lacy went on to a long and prolific career. He worked extensively in experimental jazz and to a lesser extent in free improvisation, but Lacy's music was typically melodic and tightly-structured. Lacy also became a highly distinctive composer, with compositions often built out of little more than a single questioning phrase, repeated several times. 

The music of Thelonious Monk became a permanent part of Lacy's repertoire after a stint in the pianist's band, with Monk's songs appearing on virtually every Lacy album and concert program; Lacy often partnered with trombonist Roswell Rudd in exploring Monk's work. Beyond Monk, Lacy performed the work of jazz composers such as Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Herbie Nichols; unlike many jazz musicians he rarely played standard popular or show tunes. 

He was born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City. As a teenager, he photographed musicians to sell their portraits at concerts. It was on this occasion that he met the man who introduced him to jazz: musician and conductor Cecil Scott. Lacy began his career at sixteen playing Dixieland music with much older musicians such as Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, George "Pops" Foster and Zutty Singleton and then with Kansas City jazz players like Buck Clayton, Dicky Wells, and Jimmy Rushing. 

             "Here's "Rockin' In Rhythm" from above 1958 LP"


He then became involved with the avant-garde, performing on Jazz Advance (1956), the debut album of Cecil Taylor and appearing with Taylor's groundbreaking quartet at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival; he also made a notable appearance on an early Gil Evans album. His most enduring relationship, however, was with the music of Thelonious Monk: he recorded the first album to feature only Monk compositions (Reflections, Prestige, 1958) and briefly played in Monk's band in 1960 and later on Monk's Big Band and Quartet in Concert album (Columbia, 1963). 

Lacy's first visit to Europe came in 1965, with a visit to Copenhagen in the company of Kenny Drew. He went to Italy and formed a quartet with Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava and the South African musicians Johnny Dyani and Louis Moholo. After a brief return to New York, he returned to Italy, then in 1970 moved to Paris, where he lived until the last two years of his life. He became a widely respected figure on the European jazz scene, though he remained less well known in the U.S. 

The core of Lacy's activities from the 1970s to the 1990s was his sextet: his wife, singer/violinist Irene Aebi, soprano/alto saxophonist Steve Potts, pianist Bobby Few, bassist Jean-Jacques Avenel, and drummer Oliver Johnson (later John Betsch). Sometimes this group was scaled up to a large ensemble, sometimes pared down to a quartet, trio, or even a two-saxophone duo. He played duos with pianist Eric Watson. Lacy also, beginning in the 1970s, became a specialist in solo saxophone; he ranks with Sonny Rollins, Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, and Lol Coxhill in the development of this demanding form of improvisation. 

Lacy was interested in all the arts: the visual arts and poetry in particular became important sources for him. Collaborating with painters and dancers in multimedia projects, he made musical settings of his favourite writers and other Beat writers, including settings for the Tao Te Ching and haiku poetry. As Creeley noted in the Poetry Project Newsletter, "There’s no way simply to make clear how particular Steve Lacy was to poets or how much he can now teach them by fact of his own practice and example. No one was ever more generous or perceptive." 

He also collaborated with a wide range of musicians, from traditional jazz to the avant-garde to contemporary classical music. Outside of his regular sextet, his most regular collaborator was pianist Mal Waldron with whom he recorded a number of duet albums. In 1992, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the "genius grant"). 

Lacy played his 'farewell concerts to Europe' in Belgium, in duo and solo, for a small but motivated public. This happened in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges and Mons. In Ghent he played with the classical violinist Mikhail Bezverkhni. He returned to the United States in 2002, where he began teaching at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. One of his last public performances was in front of 25,000 people at the close of a peace rally on Boston Common in March 2003, shortly before the US-led invasion of Iraq. 

After Lacy was diagnosed with liver cancer in August 2003, he continued playing and teaching until weeks before his death on June 4, 2004 at the age of 69.            (Edited from Wikipedia)

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Thomas Wayne born 22 July 1940

Thomas Wayne (July 22, 1940 - August 15, 1971) was an American singer. He is best remembered as a one-hit wonder for "Tragedy". 

He was born Thomas Wayne Perkins in Batesville, Mississippi and was the younger brother of Luther Perkins, the guitarist who developed and first played the trademark two-string guitar style behind Johnny Cash. Wayne attended Humes High School in Memphis, which Elvis had made famous in the few years since he had graduated from the school, located just a dozen or so blocks from the Union Avenue location of Sun Records. 

Thomas had a good excuse for stopping by the modest facility from time to time, not because of Presley, who had already left the label (and Memphis, temporarily) for RCA Victor's Nashville, New York and Hollywood studios while in the process of becoming a household name, but because his brother was a "big shot" with the Tennessee Two. 

L-R: Thomas Wayne, Carroll Smith,
Scotty Moore & Ron Stovall

It seems hanging around the Sun studio was a good idea considering the younger Perkins was introduced to Scotty Moore who later, in his capacity as vice president of Fernwood, took a chance with the budding singer. Wayne's first single for the label in 1958 was Ray Scott's "You're the One That Done It," a midtempo rocker also released on the larger Mercury label. The flip side, Chips Moman's "This Time," had hit potential realized three years later by Troy Shondell. 


In September, Moore produced Wayne's recording of "Tragedy. The song was written by Fred Burch and Gerald Nelson. "Tragedy" was the biggest, and arguably best, piece of music they ever created, separately or collectively. Three girls from Humes High, all acquainted with Thomas, were called upon to supply background vocals at the session for "Tragedy" and its flip side, the teen-leaning "Saturday Date." Sandra Brown, Carol Moss and Nancy Reed were unceremoniously dubbed The DeLons and made the rounds with Wayne to perform and promote the record. 

It broke nationwide in January 1959 and reached the top ten in March. The girls were brought in for the follow-up single, "Eternally," amiably complementing Wayne's lead vocal on a Burch-Nelson ballad that was probably too similar to gain any momentum of its own; it barely scraped the charts in May while "Tragedy" was still riding high. It sold over one million copies, earning gold disc status. 

There was one more single with the DeLons and two solo 45s after that, including "Girl Next Door" in early 1960, written by Wayne with Bill Rice, another Fernwood artist. Elvis latched onto the song shortly after his March release from the Army, recording it as "Girl Next Door Went A'Walking" for his grand re-entrance LP, Elvis is Back! 

Wayne waxed one single "No More No More" for the Capehart label in 1961, then did a one-shot for Sun's subsidiary, Phillips International, "I've Got it Made" (written by Rice). He made one final effort for Santo Records  "8th Wonder of the World," another tune written by Gerald Nelson and Fred Burch. Fed up with his lack of success, Thomas largely retired from the mike and took more of a sound engineering role, behind the scenes, but still in the music industry. 

The message of "Tragedy" resonated further when a version by The Fleetwoods went top ten in the spring of 1961 and Brian Hyland's remake hit the charts in '69. The title of Wayne's one big hit can be regrettably applied to his own life. It’s documented that he was troubled by alcohol and family problems during his last few years. Scotty Moore reports that at that time Wayne’s behaviour had become increasingly erratic. Scotty, himself, was very supportive, recording and releasing records with Thomas on a record label he’d set up (Belle Meade). 

On August 15th 1971, Thomas drove down the entrance ramp on Interstate 240 in Memphis, crossed four lanes, went right across the partition straight into traffic coming from the other direction. He died seven hours later in hospital.  Although the death was recorded as accidental, most are under the opinion that it was suicide. 

(Edited from Way Back Attack & Toppermost)

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Kaye Stevens born 21 July 1932

Kaye Stevens (July 21, 1932 – December 28, 2011) also known as Kay Stevens, was an American singer and actress remembered for her career on television and for headlining in Las Vegas top nightclubs.

Born Catherine Louise Stephens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1932, she was an only child. Her family eventually moved to Cleveland, where Stevens got her start as a drummer and singer, touring with her own trio as a twelve year old and sometimes drawing crowds of 1,500. She married bandleader and trumpet player Tommy Amato, and the couple performed together throughout the east.

She was discovered by Johnny Carson sidekick Ed McMahon, who caught her while she was playing with the band in a Cherry Hills, New Jersey club. He provided her with a foot in the door that opened to Las Vegas and The Tonight Show, her first big break. Her second big break came at the Riviera in Vegas, where she was working the lounge. The evening's star attraction, Debbie Reynolds, became ill and Stevens filled in for her to rave reviews, launching her headliner cabaret career. She played at the Plaza Hotel's Persian Room, New York's Waldorf Astoria, and Caesars Palace, The MGM Grand, The Riviera, The Desert Inn and The Flamingo in Vegas.

She toured with Rat Pack members Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop. Stevens released half dozen albums, including Liberty's "Live At The Copa" and Gordy's “The Temptation Show" soundtrack along with a handful of 45s.

Stevens started out in film in 1962 in "The Interns" and its 1964 sequel, "The New Interns," which earned her a Golden Globe nomination. In 1963 she appeared in "The Man from the Diners Club" and "Jaws 3," and had roles in a total of six films during her career. She also starred in Broadway shows like Mame, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Sweet Thursday, Destry Rides Again, Annie Get Your Gun, Nunsense and Gypsy.

Her television credits included parts in CHiPS, Police Woman, Family Affair, The Adventures of Superboy and B.L. Stryker, and as a guest on the Ed Sullivan, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Johnny Carson variety shows. A TV game show regular, she appeared on Hollywood Squares, Tattle Tales, To Tell the Truth, Toast of the Town, Celebrity Sweepstakes, Match Game, $25,000 Pyramid, The Price is Right and Password.


But Steven's main claim to TV fame was made between 1974-1979, when she played Jeri Clayton on the soap opera Days Of Our Lives. She portrayed a singer at "Doug's Place" and used that role to introduce the tune "You Light Up My Life" to TV, which later became a monster number one song and Grammy winner for Debby Boone in 1977. With all that going on, she pulled the plug on show biz after appearing in 1992's "Miss America: Behind the Crown" TV movie to concentrate on a musical ministry. She had always been a religious girl, but a USO tour knocked her off stride for decades.

Stevens went with Bob Hope to Vietnam in 1965. She and Hope, as a result, became great friends. He named her in her book "Five Women I Love" and she sang at his funeral at the bequest of Hope's wife Dolores. Moved by the miserable conditions the boys were serving under, she passed out pairs of her signature gloves to the troops, and told them that if they ever came to one of her shows, all they had to do was show her the gloves and the night was on her to show her appreciation.

But the promise of a free night out didn't erase the impact Vietnam had on her. Stevens carried those memories with her, and like many of the troops she entertained, had trouble coming to grips with them when she returned home. Eventually she became an alcoholic and divorced Amato. It took her twenty years, but in the mid eighties she received some counselling, overcame her demons, and dedicated herself to her new calling.

Beginning in 1994, she was a regular on Rev. Robert Schuller's Hour of Power television show aired from his Crystal Cathedral, singing and testifying in front of 30,000,000 viewers. 

During the last twenty years of her life, Stevens raised money to build St. Vincent's Church and was a tireless worker in the non-denominational Christian movement and for veteran's issues. She would, in fact, only sing Christian or patriotic music. She also became quite the icon for her retirement home of Margate, Florida, and the town fathers named a park after their most famous citizen and calling card for putting them on the map.

Stevens suffered from breast cancer and clotting problems, and died on December 28th, 2011 at the age of 79. She left behind a legacy of song, stage, TV and movie stardom. (Edited mainly from Ron Leraci @ Old Mon Music)

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Jo Ann Campbell born 20 July 1938


Jo Ann Campbell (born July 20, 1938 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American pop singer. 

Campbell took music and dance lessons as a child, and was drum majorette at Fletcher High School in Jacksonville, FL. At age 16, in 1955, she did a USO tour of Europe as a dancer -- such tours didn't pay anything, but gave the participants a chance to travel and see the world while honing their skills as entertainers and performers, and this was precisely what Campbell did. When the tour was over, she felt ready for the big time and headed for New York, where she initially joined the Johnny Conrad Dancers. 

It was while in New York that she decided to try singing. She was fortunate enough to get featured on television's Colgate Comedy Hour and The Milton Berle Show, and later proved a huge success at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. In 1956, she was signed to the Eldorado label, which had her record an original song, "Come on Baby," as her debut single. This was followed by a more conventional pop standard, Campbell's cover of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love." 

Neither single was a success, however, and by the end of 1957, Campbell had switched to George Goldner's Gone Records label, most famous as the company for which Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers recorded their hits. Campbell's records took on a more rocking beat at Gone, in keeping with the changes overtaking popular music -- her 1958 singles included "Rock 'n' Roll Love" backed with the far hotter B-side "You're Driving Me Mad.”  She cut one more original that year, "Wassa Matter with You Babe," but neither it nor its follow-up, "I'm Nobody's Baby," managed to chart. 

LtoR, Jo Ann, Frankie Avalon, Inga Freed
Alan Freed and Nate Nelson.

Campbell's singing ability was beyond question, however, and coupled with her extraordinary good looks -- with her creamy complexion, blonde hair, and expressive eyes, she managed to look lustful and innocent at the same time -- she rated a place on the bill at Alan Freed's Brooklyn Paramount show, the biggest rock & roll and R&B stage show in the nation, and on Freed's package tour. In turn, Campbell got a featured spot in Freed's jukebox movie Go Johnny Go, in an appearance for millions of viewers to discover across the generations, introduced by Freed in the film as "our little blonde bombshell," alternately strutting and gliding across screen, pouting sweetly but with a lusty gleam in her eye to the strains of "Mama, Can I Go Out?" It was one of several high points in the movie, even if the single itself, on Gone Records, didn't chart as a result. 


Campbell's subsequent single that year, the teen lament "I Ain't No Steady Date," did little better, despite a great beat and a cute spoken word middle section. By 1960, she had moved to ABC Records, where she finally struck a modest hit with "A Kookie Little Paradise," a strange novelty-type song with a ridiculous Tarzan yell over the intro and outro. Her other records of this period continued to show an astonishing degree of maturity in dealing with sexuality, "Amateur Night" being the best example, her voice displaying innocence and lust all at once, this time backed by a tasteful female chorus. 

Campbell also recorded some slightly harder, bluesier pop, including the Duane Eddy tribute "Duane" (which she wrote) and the late-1958 B-side "Happy New Year Baby"; her voice had a power and a full, throaty rasp when she wanted it that could have made her a rival to Wanda Jackson, but mostly she walked a very fine line between the hard and soft sides of music and her stage persona. Not all of her stuff was that good ("Bobby Bobby Bobby" would have made Shelley Fabares wince), but a lot of it was, and certain lusty numbers like "Beachcomber" deserve to be heard at least by cultural historians of the era. 

Sometime between his romance with Connie Francis and his marriage to Sandra Dee, Bobby Darin was involved with singer Jo Ann Campbell. They were reportedly going to be married, but career conflicts got in the way. Campbell charted two more singles: the sweet country-pop of "I'm the Girl from Wolverton Mountain" (which could have been a Dolly Parton song), which became her biggest hit, getting to number 38 in a seven-week run in the summer of 1962; and "Mother Please," which just brushed the pop charts at number 88 in a three-week run in the spring of 1963. 

By then her life and career were changing rapidly -- she married musician Troy Seals in 1964, and they recorded a couple of singles together for a short time on Atlantic Records, in 1965. "I Found A Love Oh What A Love / Who Do You Love" and "Same Old Feeling / Just Because" for Atlantic records under the name of Jo Ann & Troy. 

After the birth of their son, Jo-Ann appeared for a while on Dick Clark's 1965 rock 'n roll TV show Where the Action Is, but in 1967 she quit the entertainment business for good and refused offers from Richard Nader and other rock n roll promoters to make a comeback in the 1970s. 

While Campbell decided to largely retire from the music business, her impact on rock and roll was lasting. 

(Edited from AllMusic, &  womeninrockproject)