1976 John Travolta – Let Her In
John Travolta grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and dropped out of high school in 1971 to move to New York City and pursue an acting career. Early on, he had a role in the touring cast of the play Grease. He also appeared in the Broadway play Over Here! and sang on the cast album in 1974.
He moved to LA, hoping to further his acting career.
John’s first big break came in 1975, when he began playing Vinnie Barbarino on the television show Welcome Back Carter. The next Spring he also had a featured role in the film Carrie.
John also released his first solo album in 1976, which included the song Let Her In. John had released a dozen singles prior to that single, which became his first charting record. It reached #10 on the Hot 100 and #16 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 1976.
After that hit, John continued recording new albums and singles, but before the soundtrack for Grease came out in 1978, the closest he got to another hit record was a cover of the Nino Tempo and April Stevens 1966 hit All Strung Out. Nino co-wrote and co-produced the original version of the song. John’s version reached #34 in 1977, his second-highest charting record before 1978.
The releases of Saturday Night Fever and Grease helped catapult John into being one of the top stars in Hollywood, but he never charted with another single after 1978.
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