Hello, I’m glad you could stop by today.  Jerry Keller was born on June 20, 1937 in Fort Smith, Arkansas and was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  He moved to New York in 1956 and met Pat Boone, they attended the same church.  Pat sent him to see Marty Mills who became Jerry’s manager.

On June 29, 1959 Jerry made his Billboard Hot 100 chart debut with the summer classic, the million-selling “HERE COMES SUMMER” on the Kapp Records label.  Jerry just missed the Top 10 as his hit record peaked at #14 and remained on the chart for 13 weeks.  Jerry was the writer of “Here Comes Summer”.  His hit reached #1 in the UK in the Autumn of 1959.

Jerry was never able to reach the  Hot 100 again and thus the label of “One-Hit Wonder”.  He did however continue writing and wrote songs for artists like Johnny Mathis, Matt Monro, Engelbert Humperdinck in addition to co-writing “ALMOST THERE” a hit record for Andy Williams in 1964

You will still here Jerry’s hit “Here Comes Summer” on oldies radio station across the country and especially in the Summertime, where it has become a Summertime classic.

CLICK ON THE TITLE AND HEAR JERRY KELLER SING HIS SUMMER CLASSIC…”HERE COMES SUMMER”

Here Comes Summer

Till the next time—Joe

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