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Rock and Roll

There were teen idols, and then there were TEEN IDOLS — like Fabian. One fun golden olden oldie is his version of “Turn Me Loose.”Fabian, who was born Fabiano Anthony Forte in Philadelphia, is known for his good looks as well as his singing and acting. He had his first hit single in 1959 with “Turn Me Loose,” which was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman. The song went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fabian’s father was a police officer, who became ill, and Fabian had to find work to help take care of his family. Bob Marcucci and Peter DeAngelis, owners of Chancellor Records, saw his potential as a teen idol and groomed him  along the lines of Frankie Avalon and Bobby Rydell. Some of his top hits include “Tiger” “Hound Dog Man,” as well as “Turn Me Loose,” which became a signature song. His acting credits include Hound-Dog Man (1959), North to Alaska with John Wayne (1960), High Time with Bing Crosby (1962), and The Longest Day (1962). His TV appearances have included, among many, The Virginian, The Love Boat, Laverne & Shirley, The Facts of Life, Blossom, and Murphy Brown.

He has been involved in several charitable organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, and he has helped to raise money for veterans through his Celebrity Golf Tournament.

Here are the lyrics to “Turn Me Loose” by Fabian:

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say
This is the first time I have felt this way
Gonna get a thousand kicks or kiss a thousand chicks
So turn me loose

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say
Gonna rock ‘n’ roll long as the band’s gonna play
Gonna holler, gonna shout, gonna knock myself right out
So turn me loose
(Turn me loose, ooh, ahh)

I’ve got some change in my pocket and I’m rarin’ to go
Takin’ some chick-a to the picture show
And when I see her home and we kiss goodnight
Well, turn me loose, turn me loose, turn me loose, turn me loose

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say
Yes, today is gonna, is gonna be the day
I want you all to understand, now I am a man
So turn me loose
(Turn me loose, ooh, ahh)

I’ve got some change in my pocket and I’m rarin’ to go
Takin’ some chick-a to the picture show
And when I see her home and we kiss goodnight
Well, turn me loose, turn me loose, turn me loose, turn me loose

Turn me loose, turn me loose I say
Yes, today is gonna, is gonna be the day
I want you all to understand, now I am a man
So turn me loose
(Turn me loose, ooh, ahh)

For More Golden Oldies Music

The Daily Doo Wop Rec Room has daily featured doo wop, rock and roll, R&B, or rockabilly songs that were hits during the first era of rock and roll (that is, from about 1952 until the British invasion in 1964). After a song is featured, it then goes into the juke box. You are welcome to listen to any of the 40+ selections there. Every weekend, there is a Golden Oldies Juke Box Saturday Night, and the juke box is full of song requests from the 1950s and 1960s.

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1 Comment

  1. Bob Phillips says:

    South Philly always rocked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AB!!!

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