Additional information about this, Tommy Roe vinyl art.
Tommy Roe – The Artists
Thomas David “Tommy” Roe (born 1942) is an American pop music singer-songwriter. Best-remembered for his hits “Sheila” (1962) and “Dizzy” (1969), Roe was “widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late 1960s. Although his style of music declined in popularity with the 1970s mass market, Roe maintained a following and continued to perform at a variety of concert venues, sometimes with 1960s nostalgia rock and rollers such as Freddy Cannon and Bobby Vee. He recorded numerous singles in the late 1970s and 1980s aimed at the country market.
Dizzy – The Song
Dizzy is a song originally recorded by Tommy Roe; it became an international hit single in 1969. Instrumental backing was provided by the Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. Co-written by Roe and Freddy Weller, “Dizzy” was a major hit on both sides of the Atlantic. It was subsequently recorded by such disparate artists as Boney M, Mike Melvoin and the Deadbeats, Wreckless Eric, and Billy J. Kramer. A 1991 cover by Vic Reeves and The Wonder Stuff reached number one in the UK Singles Chart.
Vintage Spinning Top – The Shape
Modelled into a vintage spinning top from the sixties. This version is powered by pushing the handled auger of the top downward. A spinning top is a toy designed to spin rapidly on the ground, the motion of which causes it to remain precisely balanced on its tip due to its rotational inertia. Such toys have existed since antiquity. Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip, and would be set in motion by aid of a string or rope coiled around its axis which, when pulled quickly, caused a rapid unwinding that would set the top in motion. Today they are often built of plastic, and modern materials and manufacturing processes allow tops to be constructed with such precise balance that they can be set in motion by a simple twist of the fingers and twirl of the wrist without need for string or rope.
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