NZ chart data by Warwick Freeman.
With Max Merritt & his Meteors.
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This powerful, energetic singer, known as ‘The Dynamic’ Dinah Lee (b. Diane Jacobs, 1943) was an admirer of Dee Dee Sharp and Millie Small. Her rocking versions of astutely chosen songs and her cutting-edge mod image made her extremely popular in New Zealand and Australia in the mid-1960s.
Reissued in 1987 with animated video clip: #1 UK, #42 Sydney, #11 Melbourne, #17 Brisbane, #1 Adelaide, #29 Perth.
Songwriters: Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, and Roquel "Billy" Davis using the pseudonym Tyran Carlo.
On 1963 Cameo album Do The Bird on Cameo label.
Dee Dee Sharp: singer from Philadelphia (b. 1945), real name Dione La Rue, initially a back-up singer, heard with Chubby Checker on Slow Twistin’ (#3 USA, 1962). Married soul/disco producer Kenny Gamble of Gamble & Huff fame.
See 1999 interview with Dee Dee Sharp by Doug Fuhrmann at The Lively Set.