Bobby Lewis who recorded the huge hit TOSSIN AND TURNIN in 1961 learned piano and music in an orphanage. Adopted at 12 he had jobs as ice man, desk clerk, janitor and truck driver. His first song was Solid As A Rock in 1956.
1951 HOT CHART’S top two songs were Sixty Minute Man by the Dominoes and Teardrops From My Eyes by Ruth Brown. Top artists were: Percy Mayfield, Dominoes, Clovers, Charles Brown, Johnny Otis, Mel Walker, Amos Milburn, Lucky Millinder & Piano Red.