1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Art and Dotty Todd Art Todd, (b.1920), Dotty Todd, (b.1923)
Art and Dotty Todd's famous POP hit during the 50s: Chanson d’Amour (Song of Love) 1958
This was the only top-ten hit recording for Art and Dotty Todd.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1958 Record Label: Era Records
Arthur W. Todd and Dotty Todd were a husband-and-wife singing duo from Elizabeth, New Jersey. Art and Dotty Todd were married in 1941, had their own CBS radio show in the 1950s, and were regular performers in Las Vegas. Their recording of Chanson d’Amour raced to #6 on the pop charts and sixth-most-played by the disc jockeys in the spring of 1958—surprising for a first release from a small record company. The song was covered by the Fontane Sisters with a version that reached #12 on the charts. Art and Dotty Todd have the unusual distinction of being regarded as one hit wonders in both the United Kingdom and in the United States, but with different songs: Broken Wings in the UK and Chanson d’Amour (Song Of Love) in the US. They did not have any other recordings that appear on the charts. They retired to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1980 and opened a nightclub. Dotty Todd died in 2000 at the age of 87.
Art and Dotty Todd's Best 45rpm Single Recordings: