The Hollywood Flames charted their only Billboard Top 100 chart hit in November of 1957.  The group consisted of members Earl Nelson, lead vocals, Bobby Day (they were both members of Bob & Earl), David Ford, Clyde Tillis and Curtis Williams (a past member of The Penguins).  The R&B group was from Los Angeles, California.

Their big hit single  BUZZ-BUZZ-BUZZ  charted on November 25, 1957 on the Ebb Records label.  The single charted at #11 on the Top 100 and remained on the chart for 17 weeks.  The up-tempo tune was a perfect vehicle for the group and AM radio loved its wonderful beat.  The record was in heavy radio rotation, and a big favorite with the teen market.

The flip-side of the single  CRAZY  also charted on the Billboard Top 100.  The single charted on December 16, 1957 and remained on the chart for 1 week.  The Hollywood Flames would cut many sides in their recording career, but this single would be their biggest and as mentioned their only pop charting record.

Bobby Day would go on to have a monster hit with  ROCK-IN-ROBIN  in August of 1958 on Class Records.  The single would chart at #2 on the Billboard Top 100.  Bobby Day passed away in July of 1990 at the age of 60.

The Hollywood Flames and their classic side of  BUZZ-BUZZ-BUZZ  live on in the world of Doo-Wop and oldies radio…another wonderful hit…from the “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”


Hollywood Flames – Buzz Buzz Buzz

Till the next time—Joe


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