Monday, September 2, 2013

Sept. 2: '50s-'60s teen heart-throb, Jimmy Clanton is 75-years-old today.

Jimmy Clanton from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, rode the crest of the popular teen music wave in the 1950s and 1960s. His records charted in the Top 40 seven times. His biggest hits included "Just a Dream," in August 1958 (credited to "Jimmy Clanton and His Rockets") and Go Jimmy Go" in 1959.

In 1961, Clanton was drafted and spent the next two years in the U.S. Army, continuing to have chart successes with "Don't Look at Me" and "Because I Do." His next major hit, "Venus in Blue Jeans," peaked at number seven in mid-1962.

Press links below for more You Tube videos:
-- "Just a Dream"
-- "Go Jimmy Go"

(Press album cover for direct link to the entire Amazon Website):
This Is Jimmy ClantonThe Best of Jimmy Clanton: Venus in Blue Jeans



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