See revised post: Freddie Cannon
Here are the next Three songs with Chum Chart dates and positions. Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It reached #23 and stayed on the charts for 7 weeks May/61. Transistor Sister reached #8 and stayed on the charts for 7 weeks Sept/61. Teen Queen of the Week reached # 12 stayed on the charts for 9 weeks Feb/62.
Freddue Cannon – Buzz Buzz A-Diddle-It
Freddie Cannon – Transister Sister
Freddie Cannon – Teen Queen of The Week
Now for the more interesting songs… Yes, Palisades Park was written by Chuck Barris, who would become host of the Gong Show. It was his most successful song, reaching #2 and staying on the charts for 15 weeks, July/62.
Freddie Cannon – Palisades Park
Now my favourite. I was a Bandstand groupie, I learned to dance watching the kids on Bandstand (and my favourite, and in my opinion, the best dancer, Pat Molitteri: http://www.marshasvintage.com/albums/album_image/2927344/925007.htm, who died way to soon, in her 30’s). Freddy wrote Patty Baby just about her and it reached #8 for 10 weeks July/63.
Freddie Cannon – Patty Baby
Then in 1964 he changed companies and produced two more hits, Abigail Beecher, # 11 for 8 weeks Feb/64.
Freddie Cannon – Abigail Beecher
Then when Dick moved Bandstand to California, Freddie had Action, #5 for 11 weeks Sept/65. This was from the TV production, “Where The Action Is”.
Freddie Cannon -Where The Action Is
There were lots more songs, but the saddest is about Patty Baby…
She died in the mid seventies, hanging clothes on a line in Philly, in the mid seventies, born in 1943.