Hey Babe Lets Go Downtown
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Joe Therrien Jr
And his Rockets
TThe year was 1957 A rock-a-billy artist from Western Massachusetts by the name of Joe Therrien Jr recorded a song Called "Come Back To Me Darling" (also called "Roses Are Blooming"). The song was a big hit in New England even though it was considered the "B" side of the record. The "A" side "Hey Babe Let's Go Downtown" did better in the rest of the nation. The original cut was done on Lido Label and later on the Brunswick label both of which I have in my personal collection. Joe Therrien was backed by "The Rockets"
Joe recorded several more songs up to 1961 but was never to "hit" again. His sound remains a unique example of great rock-a-billy music and he definately deserves a place in the records of Rock and Roll history.
Joe Therrien Jr died on August 27, 1993 in Pensacola Florida, he suffered a heart attack. He was 63 years old.
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