Single on Festival, July 1959 YouTube by Johnny O’Keefe (1935-1978), known in Australia as The Wild One, The King of Rock’n’Roll or just J.O’K.. He was a pioneer Australian rocker, a chart topping artist in his home country.
This was the B-side of Why Do They Doubt Our Love, a Johnny O’Keefe composition that charted in its own right.
Go to the Artist index under ‘O’ for more J. O’K song histories
Further reading: Damian Johnstone’s definitive biography The Wild One (2001).
I didn't play anything. I was a lyricist. I had a little piano. Pete De Angelis did all the
– Bob Marcucci, interview with Gary James at famousinterview.ca.
Frankie Avalon (b.1940, Francis Avallone) was discovered playing trumpet in local band Rocco & the Saints. He had seven Top 10 Billboard hits in 1958-59, including Venus (1958, #1 USA) and Why (1959, #1). He slipped off the charts after 1962, but his hitherto modest acting career took off when he starred with Annette Funicello in Beach Party (1963), the first in a series of five beach party films.
Thanks to Tony Watson.
Further reading: Frankie Avalon biography by Cub Koda at AllMusic.
Fabiano Forte (b.1943, known simply as Fabian) was just another kid in suburban Philadelphia until he was spotted by Bob Marcucci, a friend of his father.
He had eight Billboard Top 40 hits 1959-60, notably Turn Me Loose (#9 USA), Tiger (#3), and Hound Dog Man (#9), all in 1959. He also had a successful acting career in TV and films.
Further reading: Fabian's website at fabianforte.com. It was still being updated in May 2020, with news of a re-recording of his 1959 hit 'Tiger' to take advantage of the popularity of Netflix's Tiger King series.