Marty Robbins recorded one of his most popular hit records in 1957. The single charted on April 13, 1957 and became a huge hit in both the US and Australia. Marty Robbins recording of A WHITE SPORT COAT (And A Pink Carnation) on Columbia Records, charted at #2 on the Billboard Top 100 and #1 on the Billboard C&W chart the song remained at #1 for 5 weeks. The single record also became a #1 hit record on the Australian music chart. The flip side of the single is GROWN UP TEARS, it did not chart.
Marty wrote both the words and music to his classic hit. His first chart hit was SINGING THE BLUES in November of 1956 a #17 hit on the Top 100 and a huge #1 hit on the C&W chart. It remained at #1 for 13 weeks. Marty followed A WHITE SPORT COAT (And A Pink Carnation) in November of 1957 with another big hit THE STORY OF MY LIFE a #15 Top 100 hit and a #1 C&W hit.
He continued through the years to record huge hit records on the Pop and C&W charts. Songs such as EL PASO, BIG IRON, DON’T WORRY and albums such as “Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs”, topped the charts. Marty Robbins passed away in December of 1982 at the age of 57. His million-seller, A WHITE SPORT COAT (And A Pink Carnation) is a classic hit that remains popular on oldies radio and country radio…Marty Robbins left a legacy of wonderful music that lives in the, “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.
CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW AND LISTEN TO MARTY ROBBINS SING HIS CLASSIC MILLION-SELLER…”A WHITE SPORT COAT (And A Pink Carnation)”.
Till the next time—Joe