For the second year in a row, rock’n’roll radio DJ Alan Freed puts up a big multi-day rock show in New York, the Christmas Jubilee of Stars.
But they compiled a long string of US chart hits. “They were reported as having a ‘cleaner’ image than The Beatles” (translates into ‘for teenyboppers’).
The Sharps would become The Rivingtons, who had a 1960 hit with Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow. It was the basis for 1963 The Trashmen hit Surfin’ Bird — and lots of following covers and morphs, like 2010 Rob Zombie song ‘Burn’.