TOMMY SANDS WAS A TEEN IDOL IN THE LATE 1950S.  THE SINGER/ACTOR CHARTED 11 HIT RECORDS ON CAPITOL RECORDS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1960.  HE WAS MARRIED TO NANCY SINATRA FROM 1960-1965.  HIS HIT MOVIES INCLUDED “SING BOY SING”, “BABES IN TOYLAND”, “THE LONGEST DAY”.  TOMMY WAS BORN ON AUGUST 27, 1937 IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

HIS FIRST HIT RECORD IS OUR SONG OF THE DAY…TEEN-AGE CRUSH  (CAPITOL 3639).  THE SONG WAS INTRODUCED  BY SANDS ON THE KRAFT TV PRODUCTION OF “THE SINGIN’ IDOL” ON JANUARY 30, 1957.  THE SINGLE CHARTED ON FEBRUARY 23, 1957 AND BECAME HIS ONLY BILLBOARD TOP 100 OR HOT 100, “TOP 10” HIT, CHARTING AT #2 AND REMAINING ON THE TOP 100 FOR 17 WEEKS.  THE FLIP-SIDE WAS…HEP DEE HOOTIE (CUTIE WOOTIE)…IT DID NOT CHART.

HE WOULD HAVE ONE MORE, TOP 20 HIT RECORD…GOIN’ STEADY…IN MAY OF 1957.  IT WOULD CHART AT #17.  COUNTRY ARTIST, FARON YOUNG WOULD HAVE THE CLASSIC COUNTRY VERSION OF THE SONG IN 1953 (#2) ALSO ON CAPITOL RECORDS.

BY THE END OF 1960 THE HITS STOPPED…BUT TOMMY SANDS MILLION SELLER FROM 1957…TEEN-AGE CRUSH…STILL STANDS AS ONE OF THE HUGE TEEN BALLADS OF THE LATE 1950S.

HERE IS TOMMY SANDS…SINGING HIS CLASSIC 1957 HIT…”TEEN-AGE CRUSH”.  ANOTHER CLASSIC FROM THE, “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”

Teen-Age Crush – 1957 #2 Billboard Top 100

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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