Bobby Lewis was born during 1925 or 1933 depending upon who you ask. His career now spans over a half century. He has had only two top ten pop hits. “One Track Mind” reached number nine on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart but it was his other hit that was one of the biggest of all time.
“Tossin’ & Turnin'” was released during 1961 and on July 10th became the number one single in the United States. It would stay in that position for seven weeks. It was the number one single of the year and one of seven singles during the 1960s to spend at least seven weeks at number one. It would also spend 10 weeks on top of BILLBOARS R&B Charts.
The line; “I Couldn’t Get To Sleep At All Last Night,” was heard millions of times during the summer of 1961.