Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né le 14 Mai 1940 à Fort Wayne (Indiana). Il sera connu sous le nom de Troy Shondell.

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.
In 2001, Shondell was still performing at nostalgia shows and other events. From his home in Nashville, he also composes and produces. Along with Jimmy Clanton, Ronnie Dove, and Ray Peterson, he is a member of the Masters of Rock 'n' Roll.

http://www.troyshondell.com/

Talents : Singer, Guitar

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Vh6MezbFo

GIRL AFTER GIRL

I'VE GOT IT

THIS TIME

Années en activité :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

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, vocal 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)
1961 SP GOLDCREST 161 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Girl After Girl / This Time
196? SP BRITE STAR BSP 2453 (US) Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Your Nobodys Child
1961 SP LIBERTY 55353 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Girl After Girl / This Time
1961 SP LIBERTY 55398 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Island In The Sky / Tears From An Angel
1962 SP LIBERTY 55445 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Na-Ne-No / Just Because
1962 SP EVEREST 2018 (US) Troy SHONDELL - No Fool Like An Old Fool / I've Got A Woman
1967 SP FESTIVAL SPX 62 (F) Troy SHONDELL - A Rose And A Baby Ruth / Something Serious
196? SP RIC 184 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Big Windy City / I Thought That You Were Mine
19?? SP TRX 5001 (US) Troy SHONDELL - A Rose & A Baby Ruth / ?
19?? SP TRX 5003 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Head Man / She's Got Everything She Needs
19?? SP TRX 5015 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Let's Go All The Way / Let Me Love You
19?? SP TRX 5019 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Something Wrong In Indiana / Something Wrong In Indiana
19?? SP CLOUD 9 IRDA #18(US) Troy SHONDELL - Angel / Take Me Woman
19?? SP ITC 105 (US) Troy SHONDELL - And We Made Love / Imitation Woman
1977 SP STAR-FOX 77-4-1 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Still Loving You / Doctor Love
197? SP STAR-FOX 77-8-1 (US) Troy SHONDELL - Deeper & Deeper / The Way It Used To Be
197? SP STAR-FOX 77-2 (US) Troy SHONDELL - I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now / Doctor Love
19?? SP WRITERS & ARTISTS 001 (US) Troy SHONDELL - This Time / Your Love Keeps Coming On

Albums

1962 LP 12" EVEREST 5206 (US) THE MANY SIDES OF TROY SHONDELL
19?? LP 12" SUNSET 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
07/1994 CD DUNHI 702 (US) THE TRANCE - (Troy SHONDELL) - 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
09/1999 CD BEAR FAMILY BCD 16270 (DE) 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 ? (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
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) 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
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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