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Song writer/composer: Dewayne Blackwell
20 weeks on Billboard
THE FLEETWOODS were one of the few white vocal groups in the '50s and '60s to enjoy success on both the Pop and R&B charts. They crossed over from Pop to R&B with their own original hits "Mr. Blue" & "Come Softly To Me"
No one captured teen angst better than Gary Troxel. The Fleetwoods’ lead singer had a voice which emitted the frustration of teenagers during the 1950s. With two beautiful young blondes standing beside him, Troxel’s soft vocals and the young women’s lush harmonies created a soft rock ‘n roll revolution. From 1959 to 1963 the Fleetwoods charted twelve songs on the Billboard Hot 100 with two number one hits, “Come Softly To Me” and “Mr. Blue.”
Howard A. DeWitt