One-Hit Wonder: Bobby Day
He grew up in Texas and moved to California as a teen. He recorded for many labels with a group that changed their name and as a solo artist but only one hit: Bobby Day, according to 45cat.com.
Robert "Bobby Day" Byrd grew up in Texas. He won a scholarship in high school to study math and music after moving to L.A.
At 16, Day's first recorded and played the nightclubs with the Flames David Ford and Willie Rockwell. They were also known as The Four Flames and Hollywood Four Flames, as the groups went from label to label. Day also recorded as a single artist all taking place in the 1950s.
The Hollywood Flames "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz" reached No.11 on the charts. Bobby Day and the Satellites, aka Hollywood Flames, also recorded "Little Bitty Pretty One" but Thurston Harris' version was released earlier.
Leon Rene wrote "Rockin' Robin" and wanted Bobby Day to record it and topped the charts in America and was a Top 30 in Britain. On side B "Over and Over" was No. 41 on the charts.
Day continued to record with hits including "The Bluebird, The Buzzard and The Oriole" and "Gotta New Girl," which did not reach the Top 40. Helping out Day included Plas Johnson on piccolo, Rene Hall or Barney Kessel on guitar, Earl Palmer and Googie Rene.
Day and the Hollywood Flames continued to record into the early '60s and Day as a solo artist also recorded into the mid-60s and went on tour in Australia and New Zealand.
According to oldies.com, Day and ex-Hollywood Flame Nelson formed Bob and Earl, but that did not last long.
Even though he recorded many songs, they were not charting. His earlier songs began to top the chart as covers. In 1965, Dave Clark Five with "Over and Over" and Michael Jackson with "Rockin' Robin" in 1972.
Bobby Day died at 58 of cancer in 1990.