Dale Wright

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Dale Wright (b. Harlan Dale Riffe, Feb. 4, 1938, Middletown, Ohio; d. Apr. 15, 2007, Lexington, KY)[1] was an early American rock & roll singer.

Wright was a disc jockey in Dayton, Ohio who signed to Fraternity Records after playing a song he'd written on the air.[2] He recorded a sizable body of work for Fraternity in the late 1950s, some of it with backing band The Rock-Its, and hit the Billboard Hot 100 twice in 1958 with the singles "She's Neat" (#38) and "Don't Do it" (#77).[3] By the early 1960s he had been dropped from Fraternity but continued recording for smaller labels well into the decade.

After his success as a singer waned Wright returned to radio, doing a talk show for a Lexington, Kentucky station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  2. ^ Richie Unterberger, Biography. Allmusic.
  3. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com