1958 Jimmy Rodgers – Bimbombey
Jimmy Rodgers grew up in Washington State and began performing music while in the Army during the Korean War. He became stationed in Nashville from 1954 to 1956, which made it easier for him to pursue a career in music.
His last release in 1958 was Bimbombey. Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore were songwriters and producers who worked in the Brill Building. When men with alleged ties to the mob founded Roulette Records in 1957, Hugo & Luigi became the directors of their music. They wrote and produced many of the songs on the label and signed Jimmy to a recording contract with the label.
Jimmy’s second single, Honeycomb, went to #1 on the Hot 100 in early 1957. Jimmie went on to have four more top ten singles in 1957 and 1958. In addition, he had two top twenty singles.
Hugo and Luigi shared writing credit on Bimbombey with Mack David. Jimmie’s single reached #11 on the Hot 100 in late 1958.
It would be 1966 before Jimmie reached the top twenty in the US again, although he had a few top ten hits in the UK by then as well.
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