Monday, August 28, 2006

Gary U.S. Bonds

Gary U.S. Bonds was born Gary Anderson June 6, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida, and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. He was signed to the independent label, Legrand Records, and charted seven singles between 1960 and 1962. Out of those seven, 5 were Top Ten hits, and one reached Gold status (Quarter To Three)!

He disappeared from the charts until 1981, when Bruce Springsteen took him under his wings, and along with Miami Steve Van Zandt (aka Little Steven), produced three singles, most notably This Little Girl, which peaked at #11 in 1981.

This week on the Back To School Labour Day Special on Treasure Island Oldies, we spotlight Gary U.S. Bonds on Voice Your Choice with School Is Out and School Is In. Which song do you prefer? Come to the Voice Your Choice page and make your selection. The song with the most votes will get played in Hour 3 this week on Treasure Island Oldies.

Incidentally, this could possibly be the first time the same song gets played twice in one show; School Is Out will be part of the Top Five Countdown this week as we run down the five biggest songs this week in 1961. Will it also get played as the winner on Voice Your Choice? Be sure to listen and find out!