BUCK RAM arranger, songwriter and manager during The Platter’s golden years had a law degree from U of Illinois and studied music at Southwestern Univ. A handy combo for a music career.
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.