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May 9th, 1942 , Tommy Roe (real name Thomas David Roe) was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He would write poems as a child. His father taught him 3 chords on the guitar, and after that, he would take his poems and put them to music. When he was in high school, he started a band with a few other members called "The Satins." They performed at dances, clubs, and several other places. In 1960, they released 45RPM singles at Judd Records. That was when he released the original version of Sheila, I Got A Girl, and several others. However, the original version of Sheila did not make the charts, and got very little airplay. In 1962, he went to ABC-Paramount Records and released a single with Save Your Kisses on side B. Side A was a new version of Sheila, which sounds way different than the original 1960 Judd Records version. The original version of Sheila was a rockabilly tune that you would here in a diner that had a jukebox. But, the 1962 ABC-Paramount version of Sheila sounded (also in the style) like the famous song "Peggy Sue" by Buddy Holly. The song came in #1 on the charts for weeks. He then released an album in 1962 that features Sheila, and 11 other great tracks. During 1963 and 1964, he made several hit singles, mostly "The Folk Singer", "Come On", and "Everybody." In 1963 he released two albums, "Something For Everybody" and "Everybody Likes Tommy Roe." During around 1965, he was serving as a electrician in the U.S. Army.
It was not until 1966 when he returned to back his music career, and he released the song "Sweet Pea." The 45RPM release featured "Sweet Pea" on the A side and "Much More Love" on the B side. The song came in #8 on the charts. He also released "Hooray For Hazel" during same year as well, which came in #6 on the charts. "Hooray For Hazel" was featured on a 45RPM as the A side and "Need Your Love" on Side B. He later released one of his best known albums "Sweet Pea," which also featured "Hooray For Hazel," a few covers of other songs like The Troggs's "Wild Thing" and The Grass Roots's "Where Were You When I Needed You," and a few other songs like "Pleasing You Pleases Me" and "Kick Me Charlie." The album was released in Stereo and Mono, like all of his albums. In 1967, he released a sunshine psychedelic and light sunshine rock / bubblegum album called "Phantasy." The album featured 11 songs, such as "Goodbye Yesterday," "The Executive," "Mystic Magic," "The You I Need," and "Plastic World." Unfortunately, the album was not as popular as his other albums at the time. Later that year, he released the song "It's Now Winter's Day." The song became a hit on the charts, and it was featured on it's own album, "It's Now Winter's Day," which also featured "Moon Talk," and "Sing Along With Me." In 1968, he released "Jack and Jill" and "Dottie I Like It." They both did great on the charts. In 1969, he scored big time with his best known hit, "Dizzy." It came in #1 for a long time. It also was released on it's own album, "Dizzy,"which featured the other hit song that year, "Heather Honey," a few other classics like "A Dollar's Worth Of Pennies" and "Money Is My Pay", and a few covers of other songs such as Derek's "Cinnamon." That year, "Sheila" and "Dizzy" were rewarded RIAA Certified Gold Records. Later that year, he guest starred in an episode of Green Acres called "The Four of Spades," which aired on November 8, 1969. In 1970, he had several other hits, such as "Jam Up and Jelly Tight", "Stir It Up and Serve It", "Pearl", and "We Can Make Music." "We Can Make Music" was featured on it's own album, which also featured "Pearl," "Stir It Up and Serve It," "Traffic Jam," and a bunch of other songs. In 1971, Tommy released an album called "Beginnings," which featured a 2 part song "Beginnings," a funny and catchy song "Hide Daddy's Whiskey," and "Stagger Lee," which was another hit. During the years of 1972 and 1975, he released promotional 45RPMs, such as "Mean Little Woman, Rosalie," "Chewing On Sugarcane," "Working Class Hero," "Rita And Her Band," and "Glitter And Gleam." During 1976, he released an album called "Energy." It featured the song "Energy," "Drop A Little Rock," "Snowing Under Me," and lots more. Unfortunately, it did not get much attention. Unfortunately, it happened again in 1977 with his album, "Full Bloom." After that, he only released "best of" and "greatest hits" albums, along with some promotional singles and re-recordings of his early years and hits. Until 1990, he released an album, which was called "The Best Of Tommy Roe: Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow." The album featured 3 original recordings, "Sweet Pea," "Sheila," "Dizzy," a few new songs ("fill-ins") "Who's That Lady," "Who I Used To Be," "Early In The Morning," "(Stop Complaining) Were Only Here For A While," and a few other songs. During the years of 1992 and 2012, he did re-recordings, some "singles," and lots of concerts and interviews. Then in 2012, he released an album called "Devil's Soul Pile." It featured the main song "Devil's Soul Pile," "Memphis Me," "Without Her," and a few more songs. Die-hard fans loved the album. In 2014, he released a single, "California Chrome."
He still does tours and concerts, and his music shall remain as great hits and memories forever.