Roy Hamilton


Teen Rock

Birth name, Roy Hamilton

allways click on pic’s.


Roy Hamilton 1957

Leesburg, Georgia, USA

Born April 16, 1929; Died July 20, 1969 (aged 40), New Rochelle, New York

Georgia

Roy Hamilton (April 16, 1929 – July 20, 1969) was an Americansinger. By combining semi-classical technique with traditional black gospel feeling, he brought soul to Great American Songbook singing.

Hamilton's greatest commercial success came from 1954 through 1961, when he was Epic Records' most prolific artist. His two most influential recordings, "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Unchained Melody", became Epic's first two number-one hits when they topped the Billboard R&B chart in March 1954 and May 1955, respectively. Hamilton also became the first solo artist in the label’s history to have a US top-ten pop hit when “Unchained Melody” peaked at #6 in May 1955.  Read full text here >>> Roy Hamilton

Original release EPIC 3934 (US) 1961 b/w EPIC 15-2213 1963 ; This release, re-issue on Epic 15-2213 [1970]

You can have her   b/w   Ebb tide [1964]

You can have her - 1961

(You Can Have Her, orig. to Swedish 60’s hit song ”Sån’t e’ livet [That’s life]” by Anita Lindblom)

——BONUS——    Anita Lindblom - Sånt Är Livet - 1961        (You can have her, the swedish version)


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