Widely perceived as one of the archetypal bubblegum artists of the late '60s, Tommy Roe cut some pretty decent rockers along the way, especially early in his career -- many displaying some pretty prominent Buddy Holly roots. In fact, Roe's initial pop smash, 1962's chart-topping "Sheila," was quite reminiscent of Holly's "Peggy Sue," utilizing a very similar throbbing drumbeat and Roe's hiccuping vocal. The singer had previously cut the song for the smaller Judd label before remaking it in superior form for ABC-Paramount. The infectious "Everybody" -- another hot item the next year -- was waxed in Muscle Shoals at Rick Hall's Fame studios, normally an R&B-oriented facility (it's not widely known that Roe wrote songs for the Tams, a raw-edged soul group from his Atlanta hometown). Once Roe veered off on his squeaky-clean bubblegum ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Sheila 1962 Sheila Geffen
 
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Something for Everybody 1963 Something for Everybody Paramount Records
 
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Everybody Likes Tommy Roe 1964 Everybody Likes Tommy Roe Geffen / HMV
 
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Ballads and Beat 1965 Ballads and Beat HMV
 
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Sweetpea 1966 Sweetpea Paramount Records
 
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It's Now Winters Day 1967 It's Now Winters Day Geffen
 
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Phantasy 1967 Phantasy Fallout
 
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Dizzy 1969 Dizzy ABC Records
 
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We Can Make Music 1970 We Can Make Music Bellaphon Records
 
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Energy 1976 Energy
 
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Full Bloom 1977 Full Bloom Monument Records
 
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Whirling with Tommy Roe Whirling with Tommy Roe Diplomat
 
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Memphis Me Memphis Me
 
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If I Could Spend Christmas with You If I Could Spend Christmas with You Essential Media
 
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