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Billy Adams - Slow Down Sandy (1965)

(Eddie Quinteros)
Australia Australia
#12 Melbourne

The first of five singles on the Go! label 1965-66 by Billy Adams (William Tregonning), former lead singer of Melbourne band The Checkmates and a regular on The Go!! Show.

Adams’s version of Buddy Knox’s I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself was a minor hit in Melbourne (1965, #49) and another single Dancing In Your Eyes (1966) charted in Brisbane (#24) and Perth (#37).

The B-side of Dancing In Your Eyes was another Eddie Quinteros song, Come Dance With Me.

Billy Adams Go! singles discography:
 Slow Down Sandy (Quinteros)/Alone (Brite) 1965
 I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself (Knox)/Shirley Lee (Trammell) 1965
 Lookin’ For Love (Orbison-Nelson)/All Time Loser (Sparks) 1966
 Dancing In Your Eyes (Bradley-Mason)/Come Dance With Me (Quinteros) 1966
 Change Your Mind/I Fall To You 1966

References: 1. Second Wave discography. 2. Milesago’s Billy Adams page (citing Ian McFarlane). 3. The Go!! Show at LaurieAllen.net

Thanks to Terry Stacey for suggestion and initial research.

Eddie Quinteros - Slow Down Sandy (1960)

(Eddie Quinteros)
Original version

Single on New York label Brent, a subsidiary of Bob Shad's independent Time label.

Eddie Quinteros released six singles 1960-61: three on Brent, one each on Del-Fi and M & K, and a re-release on Ed-Dar.

References: 1. The song doesn't appear in his repertoire at BMI, but Quinteros is credited as writer on the single: see label shot at Rockin' Country Style. See also, at that site, details of Eddie Quinteros releases (some with audio and label shots) and Brent label discography. 2. Label owner Bob Shad at Wikipedia.