Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Gary Wayne Schelton, le 14 Mai 1939 à Fort Wayne (Indiana). Il sera connu sous le nom de Troy Shondell. Il est mort le 7 Janvier 2016 à Picayune (Mississippi).

In 1961, Troy Shondell's "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)" rode the charts for four months. Within the first week of the single's release, lovers of his swamp pop sound snatched up 10,000 copies of the record. In a single year, sales rose to more than three million copies. Shondell's influence rippled through the young rock & roll community. Up-and-coming bands named themselves after him. Tommy James, at the time a guitarist in Michigan who would later score with "I Think We're Alone Now" and "Mony Mony," had the Shondells. In Illinois, Jim Peterik, later known for Survivor and the Ides of March, dubbed his group the same. Recording for La Louisianne, Warren Storm and Rod Bernard also tipped their hat to Shondell when they named their act after him. But the million-seller was not Shondell's first shot at stardom. An earlier attempt was cut short in 1960 on Halloween when a heart attack killed his father and brought Shondell home to help his mother run the family business. Until then, he'd been making steady headway on a musical career that started while he was still a teenager in Fort Wayne, IN. The label Smash released his first single, "My Hero," which he recorded as Gary Shelton, his real name. The Mercury Records release "Kissin' at the Drive-In" came out the following year.
Shondell seemed to be on his way, at least in the Midwest. Chicago's Brass Rail, a major nightspot that usually hosted jazz and blues acts, brought Shelton in for its first foray into rock & roll. The successful gig stretched to 16 weeks. A pair of independent releases, "The Trance" and "Goodbye Little Darlin'," came next. By 1959, the singer opened shows on a tour called Shower of Stars for such headliners as Chuck Berry, the Impalas, Frankie Ford, Frankie Avalon, and the Skyliners.
Shondell's father taught him how to handle a trumpet when Shondell was four years old. Four years later, he introduced his son to the piano. Later in life, he looked after his son's musical interests. The singer cites his dad as a major influence, along with Little Richard, Elvis Presley, and Buddy Holly. A song Shelton wrote about his father's passing, "Still Loving You," became a hit in country music circles when it was recorded by Bob Luman.
At the turn of the new millennium, Shondell was still performing at nostalgia shows and other events. From his home in Nashville, he also composed and produced. Along with Jimmy ClantonRonnie Dove, and Ray Peterson, he was a member of the Masters of Rock 'n' Roll. Shondell died in Picayune, Mississippi on January 7, 2016 at the age of 76.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troy_Shondell

Talents : Singer, Guitar

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll / Doo Wop / Pop-Rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3V3w0pCUaY

Kissin' At The Drive-In (1958)

The Trance (1958) (Gary Shelton)

Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye (1959) (Gary Shelton)

THIS TIME (1961) (Troy Shondell)

GIRL AFTER GIRL (1961) (Troy Shondell)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

10/1957 SP SMASH Y-2001X45 (US) . Gary SHELTON - My Hero / Don't Send Me Away
06/1958 SP MERCURY 71310X45 (US) . Gary SHELTON / Orchestra Conducted By Carl STEVENS, Vocals by Gary SHELTON & The TONE BLENDER - Kissin' At The Drive-In / Yours Til I Die
09/1958 SP REGIS RR-1001 (US) . Gary SHELTON - The Trance / The Great Lover
03/1959 SP MARK M-143 (US) . Gary SHELTON - Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye / Stop The World (My Baby's Gone)
05/1959 SP MARK M-145 (US) . Gary SHELTON - A Payer And A Jukebox / The Great Lover
03/1960 SP ALPINE AE 56 (US) . Gary SHELTON - Honey Bee / Till The End Of The Line Alpine
07/1961 SP GOLDCREST 161 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Girl After Girl
07/1961 SP LIBERTY 55353 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Girl After Girl
12/1961 SP LIBERTY 55398 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Island In The Sky / Tears From An Angel
04/1962 SP LIBERTY 55445 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Na-Ne-No / Just Because
09/1962 SP EVEREST 2015 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Gone / Some People Never Learn
12/1962 SP EVEREST 2018 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - No Fool Like An Old Fool / I've Got A Woman
1963 SP LIBERTY All Time Hit Series 54529 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Tears From An Angel
03/1964 SP EVEREST 2041 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Little Miss Tease / Trouble
11/1964 SP DECCA 31712 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - You Can't Catch Me / Walkin' In A Memory
1964 SP GOLDCREST NO. 300A (US) . Troy SHONDELL - What Are You Waiting For / Come On Everybody
1964 SP OLDIES 45 OL 137 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Hey There Little Miss Tease
11/1965 SP RIC S-174 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Just Like Me / Just A Dream
12/1965 SP RIC S-184 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Big Windy City / I Thought That You Were Mine
1966 SP 3 RIVERS 820T-007 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Money Honey / Try Me
1966 SP 3 RIVERS 820T-0333 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Baby Don't Do It / When I Fall Apart
07/1967 SP TRX 45-T-5001 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - A Rose And A Baby Ruth / Here It Comes Again
09/1967 SP TRX 45-T-5003 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Head Man / She's Got Everything She Needs
1967 SP FESTIVAL SPX 11 (F) Troy SHONDELL - Head Man / She's Got Everything She Needs
1968 SP FESTIVAL SPX 62 (F) Troy SHONDELL - A Rose And A Baby Ruth / Something Serious
12/1968 SP TRX 45-T-5015 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Let's Go All The Way / Let Me Love You
02/1969 SP TRX 45-T-5019 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Something Wrong In Indiana / Something Wrong In Indiana
07/1969 SP ITCC SS 105 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - And We Made Love / Imitation Woman
02/1971 SP CINDA 2-71070 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Tonight It Might Work Out / In So Deep
02/1973 SP Writers & Artists 001 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Your Love Keeps Coming On
1973 SP BRITE STAR BSP-2453 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - This Time (We’re Reeally Breaking Up) / Your Nobody’s Child
1974 SP BRITE STAR BSP-2459 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Still Loving You / Rip It Up
1974 SP BRITE STAR BSP 4691 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Love Stuff / Deeper And Deeper In Love
1975 SP CLOUD 9 LRC-133 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Angel / Take Me Woman
1975 SP TELESONIC T 804 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - (Sittin’ Here) Lovin’ You / (Sittin’ Here) Lovin’ You
1975 SP TELESONIC T 806 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Good Times / We Need Nobody
10/1976 SP SUNRISE IRDA 317 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - That Same Mistake Again / Candy Coated World
02/1977 SP STAR-FOX 77-2 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / Doctor Love
04/1977 SP STAR-FOX CDC 00022 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Still Loving You / Imitation Woman
1977 SP STAR-FOX 77-4-1 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Still Loving You / Doctor Love
08/1977 SP STAR-FOX 77-8-1 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - The Way It Used To Be / Deeper And Deeper
11/1977 SP Commercial CDC 00031 (US) (promo) . Troy SHONDELL - Like A Movie  / So Close (I Can Taste It)
1978 SP Commercial CDC 00038 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - The Tender Side Of Me / ?
1978 SP Commercial CDC 00044 (US) . Troy SHONDELL - Rip It Up - Oh Boy / ?
1979 SP GOLDISC G 3083 (US) .

The In Crowd (Dobie GRAY) / This Time (Troy SHONDELL)

1983 SP RIPETE R45-153 (US) .

Peanut Butter (MARATHONS) / This Time (Troy SHONDELLS)

???? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3100 (US) .

This Time (Troy SHONDELL) /  Let The Good Times Roll (SHIRLEY & LEE)

???? SP COLLECTABLES COL 3393 (US) .

This Time (Troy SHONDELL) / Dear One (Larry FINNEGAN)

???? SP TRIP OLDIES TR-48 (US) .

Suspicion (Terry STAFFORD) / This Time (Troy SHONDELL)




























Unissued Tracks

19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#9)) Gary SHELTON - Be Bop Love [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#10)) Gary SHELTON - Be Bop Love [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#1)) Gary SHELTON - Be Honest With Me
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#7)) Gary SHELTON - The Curse Of An Aching Heart
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#5)) Gary SHELTON - I've Counted On You
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#14)) Gary SHELTON - Lonely
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#8)) Gary SHELTON - Maybe Later Baby
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#11)) Gary SHELTON - My Little Carol [vers. 1]
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#12)) Gary SHELTON - My Little Carol [vers. 2]
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#6)) Gary SHELTON - Strangers
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#3)) Gary SHELTON - Teenage Love Call
19?? Unissued - (Bear Family CD 16270 (#13)) Gary SHELTON - Walk To The Dance

Albums

02/1963 LP 12" EVEREST BR 5206 (mono) / SD 1206 (stereo) (US) THE MANY SIDES OF TROY SHONDELL - This Time / I've Got A Woman / Gone / Na Ne No / The Glider / Girl After Girl / Just Because / Tears From An Angel / Island In The Sky / Some People Never Learn / I Don't Know / No Fool Like An Old Fool / Thinkin'
1967 LP 12" SUNSET SUM-1174 (mono) / SUS-5174 (US) THIS TIME - Troy SHONDELL - Island In The Sky / Just Because / Some People Never Learn / I Don't Know / Tears From An Angel / This Time / I've Got A Woman / Girl After Girl / Gone / No Fool Like An Old Fool
1977 LP 12" Churchill 67243 (US)

Wanted (Dead Or Alive) - Troy SHONDELL - Everyday / Sea Of Love / The Way It Used To Be / Smokey Mountain Nights / My Love Will Turn To Gold / The Girl Of My Best Friend / I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / He Took He / My Girl / That Same Mistake Again

1978 LP 12" Star Fox SF 1020 (US)

Still Loving You - Troy SHONDELL - That Same Mistake Again / Still Loving You / Rip It Up / Oh Boy / Deeper And Deeper / Solitary Man / He Took Her / Doctor Love / This Time / I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / So Close (I Can Taste It) / All I Can Do / My Love Will Turn To Gold

1978 LP 12" REELFOOT 6000 (US)

Teenage Triangle - Troy ShondellTerry StaffordJamie Coe - Jamie Coe : Summertime Symphony / There's Gonna Be A Day / The Fool / I'll Go On Loving You / How Low Is Low / Schoolday Blues / Terry Stafford : Kiss Me Quick / Playing With Fire / Slowly But Surely / Troy SHONDELL : This Time / Island In The Sky / Tears From An Angel / Gone / Girl After Girl / Honey Bee / Terry Stafford : Suspicion / I'll Touch A Star / Everything I Need

07/1994 CD DUNHILL 7024 (US) THE TRANCE - Troy SHONDELL - The Trance / This Time / Yours Til I Die / Goodbye Little Darlin Goodbye / Stop The World / Gone / Girl After Girl / Great Lover / Honey Bee / Till The End Of The Line / Some People Never Learn / Just Because / Walking In A Memory / Thinkin' / Like A Movie / Still Loving You / Kissin' At The Drive-In / I've Got It / Rugged Ralph The Rapid Rabbit Runner / Rip It Up / I've Got A Woman / Hey There Little Miss Tease / Island In The Sky / I Don't Know / Tears From An Angel / Glider / Here It Comes Again / A Rose And A Baby Ruth / Na Ne No
07/1997 CD GOLDCREST 797 (US)

Rock & Roll Rebel - Troy SHONDELL C'mon Everybody / Goodbye Little Darlin' / Kissin' At The Drive In / The Trance / Girl After Girl / You Can't Catch Me / Love Stuff / Rip It Up - Oh Boy / This Time (version 2) / Hello Josephine / Slow Down / Rockin' Pneumonia / Let's Go All The Way / No Fool Like An Old Fool / I've Got A Woman / Just Because / Head Man / Island In The Sky

09/1999 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16270 (GER) KISSIN' AT THE DRIVE-IN - GARY SHELTON AKA TROY SHONDELL - Kissin' At The Drive-In / Goodbye Little Darlin' Goodbye / Be Honest With Me / My Hero [From The Chocolate Soldier] / Lonely / Honey Bee / Till The End Of The Line / The Trance / Stop The World (My Baby's Gone) / I've Counted On You / Yours Till I Die / Maybe Later, Baby / The Great Lover / Be Bop Love / Walk To The Dance / My Little Carol [fast version] / A Prayer And A Jukebox / My Little Carol [without chorus] / Strangers / The Curse Of An Aching Heart / Don't Send Me Away / Be Bop Love [with echo] / Tennage Love Call / My Little Carol [with chorus]
10/2006 CD ACROBAT 4231 (US) THIS TIME - THE VERY BEST OF TROY SHONDELL - This Time / I Got A Woman / Gone / Na-Ne-No / The Glider / Girl After Girl / Just Because / Tears From An Angel / Island In The Sky / Some People Never Learn / I Don't Know / No Fool Like An Old Fool / Thinkin' / Little Miss Tease / Trouble
2007 CD GARY SHELTON ? (US) TIME - Gary SHELTON - Time (Eyes To See) / Are You Still Here? / Many Rooms / Let Go Of Yesterday / Trip To Tomorrow / Autumn Gaze / A Time For Everything / Keep His Words In Mind / Reprise
09/2007 CD ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP ESMM942311554.2 US) THE MANY SIDES OF TROY SHONDELL - This Time / I Got A Woman / Gone / Na-Ne-No / The Glider / Girl After Girl / Just Because / Tears From An Angel / Island In The Sky / Some People Never Learn / I Don't Know / No Fool Like An Old Fool / Thinkin' / Little Miss Tease / Trouble

Unknown Date

200? CD ? (US) THE ROOTS OF ROCK & ROLL - Troy SHONDELL - Hello Josephine / Rip It Up / This Should Go On Forever / Just A Dream / Just Because You Can't Catch Me / Still Loving You / No Fool Like An Old Fool / New Orleans / Oh Donna / I Wander Whos Kissing Her Now / Slow Down / Tragedy / No One Knows / Love Stuff / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / A Rose & A Baby Ruth / Lovin Arms / Smokin' / Goodnight My Love / Mony Mony / This Time "Were Really Breaking Up"
200? CD ? (US) STILL ROCKIN' U - ROCKABILLY STYLE - Troy SHONDELL - Down The Line / Slow Down / Imitation Woman / Hey There Love Stuff / Goodbye Little Darlin' / Money Honey / You Can't Catch Me / Trina Sue / C'mon Everybody / Party Doll / That Same Mistake Again / Kissin' At The Drive In / Rip It Up - Oh Boy / Money Honey / Lookin' For Some New Blue Jeans / Still Loving You / Hey There Love Stuff / This Time (version 3)
200? CD ? (US) VINTAGE GOLD - Troy SHONDELL - If I Didn't Care / This Time(Were Really Breaking Up) / New Orleans / Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye / Mony Mony / Dream Lover / Lovin' Arms / I Can't Help Myself / Tragedy / Goin' Up,Goin' Down / No One Knows / Save The Last Dance / Smokin' / Goodnight My Love

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