One Hit Wonders 1960 (1)
Unhappy with the music business, Verne switched to becoming a successful builder of sets for the Hollywood film industry for 35 years before he retired.
In 1960, Bland heard Titus Turner recording the song "Let the Little Girl Dance" in the studio, and demonstrated for turner how to sing it. The event was recorded by record producer Henry Glover, and was eventually released as a single. The tune was a hit peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.
He recorded until 1963 for Old Town, and then quit the music industry. In the 1980s, he ran a soul food restaurant in Harlem.
After taking the demo of "Stay" to Al Silver at Herald Records in New York City, the song was pressed and released in early 1960. "Stay" is the shortest recording ever to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. The song was named as the Greatest Really Short Rock Song of all time by Digital Dream Door
The "Alley Oop" session was produced by Kim Fowley; Sandy Nelson was the percussionist. He recalled that "all the participants were hopelessly drunk on cider by the time they recorded the song".