Linke, took Sharon under his wing, changed her name
to Robin Clark, and helped her land a contract with
Capitol Records. Robin was just turning age 11 at
the time and became the youngest artist signed to
a major label in the U.S. Recording in a country -
pop - rock 'n' roll style inspired by Brenda Lee,
60s. One of her records reached the national
chart and all of them were regional hits
in the East South Central states, the
Mid-Atlantic and New England.
Backing vocals on Robin's rendition were provided
by the Jordanaires, the famous background singers
heard on the recordings of Elvis Presley, Ricky
Nelson and other major artists. "Daddy, Daddy"
to #1 in Springfield, Massachusetts, reached
#2 in Worcester, #5 in Syracuse and Boston,
made the top 10 in Hartford and
Bubbled Under nationally.
"Billy." The A side missed the chart but that summer the
fab flipside, "For Your Sake," went top 20 in Springfield,
Massachusetts, and top 30 in Beantown and in Nashville.
This one's a killer bee and my Pick To Click!