1. Sandy/ Strand 25007/ December 1959/ #15
Larry Hall (born Lawrence Kendall Hall, 30 June 1940, in Hamlett, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio —to Woodrow Burney Hall and Toto Sophia Sizemore Hall. Died of cancer 24 September 1997, Oregon) recorded a one-hit wonder song called “Sandy” in 1959. The disc reached #15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Larry Hall attended Rancho Alamitos High School, Garden Grove California in the late 50’s. He appeared on the favourite dance show, American Band Stand in late 1959 and was seen out with a variety of female singers.
He married Sharon Lee Hattensty in 1961 and moved to Pedee Oregon in 1967. They later divorced. They had three children, Jennifer (Ginger)Dawn Murphy Haber, born July 28, 1962, Toto LaVerne Simons, born November 3, 1963, and Larry Damon Hall, born July 14, 1965.
He became involved with Barbara Gambetti after his divorce and they had a son, Jesse Gambetti, born in 1977. He and his family lived in Pedee, Oregon, as a gentleman farmer of a 120-acre (0.49 km2) ranch called the Circle H Ranch for the remainder of his life.
He also sang for the rest of his life, joined by his brother Gene at various night clubs in the Willamette Valley and on the Oregon coast, and was often noted in the ‘Magpie’, a local musical news tabloid published in Salem, Oregon. Larry continued to sing and play guitar until his death from Cancer on September 24, 1997.