Robin Luke

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Robin Luke (born 20 March 1942, Los Angeles, California) is an American rockabilly singer who is best known for his 1958 song, "Susie Darlin'". He has been enshrined in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.[1]

Biography[edit]

Robin Luke was discovered by Hawaii entrepreneur Kimo Wilder McVay. Luke was living in Honolulu, Hawaii, attending Punahou School, in 1958 when he wrote and recorded a Billboard #5 hit, "Susie Darlin'" a song named after his then five-year-old sister, Susie.[2] The track also reached #23 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc.[2] He continued to record, but was unable to repeat his Top 10 success. His first four singles were recorded for the small International label in Honolulu. After "Susie Darlin'" started getting local airplay, Dot Records bought his recording contract and the International master tapes.

Dr. Robin Luke holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

He was a professor and head of the Marketing Department at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.[4]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Susie Darlin'" b/w "Living's Loving You" (International 206, 1957 & Dot 15781, 1958)
  • "Hound Dog" b/w (International 206, 1958 & Dot 15781, 1958)
  • "My Girl" b/w "Chicka Chicka Honey" (International 208, 1957 & Dot 15839,1958)
  • "You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming" b/w ""Strollin' Blues" (International 210, 1957 & Dot 15899, 1959)
  • "Five Minutes More" b/w "Won't You Please Me Mine?" (International 212, 1958 & Dot 15959, 1959)
  • "Make Me A Dreamer" b/w "Walkin' In The Moonlight" (Dot 16001, 1959)
  • "Bad Boy" b/w "School Bus Love Affair" (Dot 16040, 1960)
  • "Everlovin'" b/w "Well Oh, Well Oh" (Dot 16096, 1960)
  • "Part Of A Fool" b/w "Poor Little Rich Boy" (Dot 16229,1961)
  • "My Pink Velvet Shoes" b/w(International 212, 1959 & Dot 15959, 1959)
  • "Foggin' Up The Windows with my guy" b/w "Wound Time" (Dot 16366, 1962)

Albums[edit]

  • Susie Darlin' (Dot 1092, 1958)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rockabillyhall.com - accessed May 2009
  2. ^ a b Murrells, Joseph (1978). The Book of Golden Discs (2nd ed.). London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. p. 104. ISBN 0-214-20512-6. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 333. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ Dr. Robin Luke at the Wayback Machine (archived September 7, 2006)

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