1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
Dorothy Collins (born November 18, 1926)
Famous EASY-POP hit single during the 50s: My Boy, Flat Top 1955
Dorothy Collins also had a top-twenty hit with Seven Days in 1956.
Recording career with hits on the charts: 1955-1960 Record Label: Coral
This cute, wholesome Canadian singer with the slight lisp, was born Marjorie Chandler in Windsor, Ontario. In the late forties she sang with the Raymond Scott orchestra and married the orchestra leader. The fast-paced simple trifle My Boy – Flat Top was her most successful recording. Dorothy Collins is one of the most underrated singers in pop music. Every Saturday evening in the fifties, America’s sweetheart starred on the legendary NBC-TV series ‘Your Hit Parade.’ The delightful singer opened each week’s program, appearing inside the Lucky Strike cigarette pack logo, chirping “Be Happy-Go-Lucky, Be Happy, Go Lucky Strike.” In 1971, she was nominated for a Tony award for her starring role in the original cast of the legendary Broadway musical, Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Follies.’ Dorothy Collins died in 1994.