The cultural impact of Tommy Roe’s “Dizzy” (1969) was sufficiently significant that it’s included in USA Today’s recent list of the “Absolute Best Songs in History.”
“Dizzy” spent 15 weeks on Billboards Hot 100 and it’s been covered over 20 times.
Singer/songwriter Roe had a half dozen Top 10 hits from 1962 -1969. “Sheila” was first and set the tone for what later became known as joyous and fun-loving Bubblegum Pop, with Roe the undisputed “Father” of the genre.
Drummer extraordinaire Hal Blaine said one of his favorite sessions was playing on “Dizzy” and we can hear the band’s enthusiasm and energy propelling the song beyond the hit parade, and into popular culture.