Art & Dotty Todd
Husband & wife duo considered “One Hit Wonders”. This hit came about in 1957. Dotty died in December 2000 at the age of 87, Art in October 2007 at the age of 93.
Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville
Then, in the early ’60’s a re-do came along by the Kirby Stone Four. Around the time they played UBC they were confident enough to have a LOT of fun with the “ra-ta-da-da-da” part of the song. Sounds simple here but it was hilarious!
Art and Dotty were in that legion of singers who allowed the listener to understand the lyrics.