Sammy Turner

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Sammy Turner (born Samuel Black, June 2, 1932, Paterson, New Jersey[1]) is an American singer, who was popular at the end of the 1950s.

Career[edit]

He was signed to Bigtop Records late in the 1950s, and his releases featured production from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.[1] He scored several hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 and 1960; the biggest were "Lavender-Blue", a #3 chart record on the Billboard Hot 100, and originally a hit for Sammy Kaye in 1949, and "Always", a #1 hit for Vincent Lopez in 1926.[2] Later in the 1960s Turner recorded for Motown Records.[1]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Positions[3][4]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Black Singles UK Singles Chart
1959 "Symphony" 82 - -
"Lavender-Blue" 3 14 -
"Always" 19 2 26
1960 "Paradise" 46 13 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sammy Turner at Allmusic
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn, The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits. 7th edn, 2000
  3. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 569. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.