Monday, March 17th, 2014 by Mike McKay
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The producer of today’s 101 number one song of the day wanted to create a record that reminded him of his idol, Buddy Holly and at the same time rescue a singer from his descent into bubblegum music.
His name was Steve Barri and it was Holly, along with the Everly Brothers that inspired him to get into the music business. He became a fan of today’s featured singer because of his Buddy-like sound. But this singer’s later records began moving more towards that bubblegum sound that Barri felt didn’t do him justice. He signed on to produce three singles – two sounded like Holly and the third – which the producer liked the least became the hit and on March 17, 1969 it was the number one song in America – Bubblegum won – Tommy Roe co-wrote the song as well as sang it – “Dizzy”