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1968 One Hit Wonders & Artists Known For One Song

Tom Northcott
Northcott was a folk musician in Vancouver in the 60s and founded the Tom Northcott Trio, which played in coffeehouses in Canada.
A Little Rain Must Fall
The Epic Splendor
The Epic Splendor was a short-lived pop/rock band from New York City, produced by Wes Farrell, who also worked with The Partridge Family.
A Man Without Love
Pigmeat Markham
Pigmeat Markham was an American entertainer and comedian who started his career in African-American vaudeville shows, and he is often credited with inventing the “here come the judge” routine.
A Question Of Temperature
The Balloon Farm
The Balloon Farm was an American psychedelic rock band, whose members later worked with notable artists like Bruce Springsteen.
Ain’t Nothin’ But A House Party
The Show Stoppers
The Show Stoppers were a four-piece African American vocal soul group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, that had several hits in the UK Singles Chart.
And Suddenly
The Cherry People
The Cherry People was a U.S. band formed in the wake of the British Invasion, they were previously known as The English Setters.
Angel of the Morning
Merrilee Rush
Merrilee Rush was discovered by Tommy Cogbill, a talent scout for Memphis, who saw her performing in a nightclub in Seattle, Washington.
At The Top Of The Stairs
The Formations
The Formations were a Philadelphia-based band, that released a handful of songs in the late 1960s, this particular song reached the top 20 in the UK singles chart.
Baby You Come Rollin’ Across My Mind
The Peppermint Trolley Company
The Peppermint Trolley Company is best known for performing the theme to the 70s television show “The Brady Bunch”.
Baby, Come Back
The Equals
The Equals were a British pop, R&B, and rock group that were formed in North London, England in 1965. They are best remembered for their million-selling chart-topper, “Baby, Come Back”.
Ballad Of Two Brothers
Autry Inman
Autry Inman was a country and rockabilly musician who wrote songs for several famous musicians, including Johnny Cash and George Jones.
Burning Spear
The Soulful Strings
The Soulful Strings was a project by producer/arranger/bassist Richard Evans, active during the 1960s, which mixed orchestral pop with jazz, centered around the soul and RnB genres.
Cinderella Rockefella
Esther & Abi Ofarim
Esther & Abi Ofarim were an Israeli singing husband and wife duo. Esther Ofarim, the female part of the duo, began her career as a solo artist, coming second in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1963.
Classical Gas
Mason Williams
Mason Williams is an American guitarist and composer best known for his instrumental “Classical Gas”. He wrote for the Smothers Brothers show and is also an accomplished classical guitarist.
Cowboys To Girls
The Intruders
The Intruders were an American soul music group most popular in the 1960s and 1970s; they were the first group to have hits under the production team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in Philadelphia.
Dear Delilah
Grapefruit was one of the first bands signed by Apple Records, the label owned by the Beatles.
Don’t Be Afraid
Frankie Karl
Frankie Karl was a soul singer from the U.S., who’s highly appreciated by Northern Soul enthusiasts in the UK.
Don’t Make the Good Girls Go Bad
Della Humphrey
Della Humphrey was a young teenage R&B singer from Miami, Florida, who started her singing career at the age of 13.
Don’t Pat Me On The Back & Call Me Brother
KaSandra, whose real name was Carl Washington, was an American soul singer, known for his work in the 1960s and 1970s.
Don’t Sign The Paper Baby
Jimmy Delphs
Jimmy Delphs was a Detroit-based soul singer in the 1960s and 70s. Despite a short career, his recordings remain popular on the Northern Soul scene.
Dream A Little Dream of Me
Mama Cass
Mama Cass, or Cass Elliot, was a member of the Mamas and the Papas, and she also had a successful solo career in the late 1960s.
Arthur Brown
Arthur Brown is an English rock singer best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances and powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice. His vocal style and stage presence have significantly influenced many musicians.
Five By Five
Five By Five was a rock band from Arkansas. Their name was from the CB radio, meaning signal strength and clarity.
Funky Way
Calvin Arnold
Calvin Arnold was an R&B musician during the 1960s and 70s, known for his novelty dance songs.
Girl Watcher
The O’Kaysions
The O’Kaysions were a band from North Carolina. Despite being from the South, they have a distinctly Beach music sound.
Give Me One More Chance
Wilmer & The Dukes
Wilmer & The Dukes were an interracial soul band based in Rochester, New York. They had a very passionate regional following in the late 1960s.
God Bless Our Love
The Ballads
The Ballads were an American R&B group formed in Oakland, California in 1961, most renowned for their ‘God Bless Our Love’.
Golden Gate Park
Rejoice! was an American sunshine pop group from California. Members of the band later went on to join The Beach Boys touring band.
Grazing in the Grass
Hugo Masekela
South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer, and singer Hugh Masekela was known as the “father of South African jazz.”
Green Tamborine
The Lemon Pipers
The Lemon Pipers were an American bubblegum pop band known as one of the pioneers of the Psychedelic pop genre.
Here Comes The Judge
Shorty Long
Shorty Long was a soul singer and songwriter who was integral to Motown’s switch from pure R&B to a more pop-oriented sound.
Here’s To You
Hamilton Camp
Hamilton Camp was not just a folk singer, but also an actor, appearing in numerous films and TV shows including “MASH” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else
The Masqueraders
The Masqueraders, an American R&B group, were active for over 50 years, from the 1960s to the 2010s.
I Got A Sure Thing
Ollie & The Nightingales
Ollie & The Nightingales were a vocal group that was part of the Stax Records roster, which was famous for its soul music.
I Have A Dream
Rev. Martin Luther King
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His speeches have been issued on numerous releases – his “I Have a Dream” speech is a very famous speech in American history.
I Love You
People! was a one-hit-wonder rock band that was formed in San Jose, California in 1965. The members were originally part of a group called The Prophets, before forming People!.
I’m Gonna Make You Love Me
Madeline Bell
Madeline Bell is an American soul singer who became a well-known session vocalist in the UK during the 1960s. She provided backing vocals for The Rolling Stones, among others.
It’s Not Easy
The Will – O – Bees
The Will-O-Bees were an active American pop trio from 1964 to 1970, composed of the siblings John, Kathy, and Andre.
I’ve Got Love For My Baby
Young Hearts
The Young Hearts were an American R&B group from Los Angeles, California active in the late 1960s and 70s.
Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly was an American psychedelic rock band known for their 1968 hit “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”. They were one of the groups that defined the San Diego psychedelic rock scene in the 1960s.
Journey To The Center Of The Mind
The Amboy Dukes
The Amboy Dukes, an American rock band, was the starting point for Ted Nugent’s career. The group was known for their psychedelic music.
L. David Sloane
Michele Lee
Michele Lee is a singer and an accomplished actress, best known for her Emmy-nominated role on the TV show “Knots Landing”.
Lickin’ Stick
George Torrence
George Torrence was a soul singer who released several singles during the late ’60s and early ’70s.
Little Arrows
Leapy Lee
Leapy Lee, a British pop singer, had a hit single in 1968 with “Little Arrows”, which hit number two in the UK Singles Chart.
Little Green Apples
O.C. Smith
O.C. Smith was a Grammy Award-winning musician. Before beginning his singing career, he served as a United States Marine and was a counterman in a casual dining restaurant.
Love Explosion
Troy Keyes
Troy Keyes was an American R&B singer. His career spanned the late 1960s through to the late 1970s, primarily releasing singles.
Love Is Blue
Manny Kellem
Manny Kellem, a highly regarded arranger and conductor, has worked with a range of popular musicians such as Mel Tormé and Engelbert Humperdinck.
Love Makes A Woman
Barbara Acklin
Barbara Acklin, a soul singer, was also a prolific songwriter who co-wrote several hits for Brunswick Records including “Have You Seen Her” by The Chi-Lites.
Loving You Has Made Me Bananas
Guy Marks
Guy Marks was a nightclub comedian and singer, known for his mimicry talents and parodies of popular songs of the time.
MacArthur Park
Richard Harris
Richard Harris was a prominent Irish actor, known for roles like Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, but he also had a successful singing career with his song “MacArthur Park”.
Mission Impossible
Lalo Schifrin
Lalo Schifrin is an Argentine-American pianist, composer, arranger and conductor, who is best known for his film and TV scores, such as the “Mission: Impossible” theme.
Mister Bo Jangles
Bobby Cole
Bobby Cole was a singer and pianist who performed and owned his own club in New York City in the 1960s.
Mrs. Bluebird
Eternity’s Children
Eternity’s Children was an American Sunshine pop band active from 1965 to 1970. The group is best known for their 1968 self-titled album.
Naturally Stoned
The Avant – Garde
The Avant-Garde was an American psychedelic pop group, best known for their single “Naturally Stoned”, which reached number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Nitty Gritty
Ricardo Ray
Ricardo Ray is an American-born Nuyorican salsa musician, active from the 1960s. His style blends Latin and American pop elements.
Nobody But Me
Human Beinz
The Human Beinz are an American band from Youngstown, Ohio, best known for their version of “Nobody but Me”, which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100.
People World
Jim & Jean
Jim & Jean were a folk music duo of the 1960s who sang both traditional folk songs and their own compositions.
Pictures of Matchstick Me
The Status Quo
The Status Quo is a British band that gained popularity in the late 1960s and 70s, they are one of the UK’s longest-lived bands, known for their brand of boogie rock.
Quick Joey Small
Katz Singing Orchestral Circus
Katz Singing Orchestral Circus was a studio group made up of producer, writer, and singer, Jerry Kasenetz and singer, songwriter, and producer Jeffrey Katz.
Sally Had A Party
Flavor was a psychedelic rock band from the United States, active in the late 1960s.
San Francisco Girls
Fever Tree
Fever Tree was a 1960s American psychedelic rock band that hailed from Houston, Texas. They’re best known for their song “San Francisco Girls”.
Shape Of Things To Come
Max Frost/ The Troopers
Max Frost and The Troopers were a fictional band for the exploitation film “Wild in the Streets”. A group of session musicians created the actual music.
She’s About A Mover
Otis Clay
Otis Clay was an American R&B and soul singer, recognized as a true great of Chicago soul.
Skip A Rope
Henson Cargill
Henson Cargill was a country music singer best known for his 1967 anti-racist and anti-hypocrisy hit “Skip a Rope”. A smooth baritone voice and wide range highlighted his singing career.
Smell Of Incense
Southwest F.O.B.
Southwest F.O.B. was an American sunshine pop and psychedelic rock band from Texas, active in the late 1960s. Rich harmonies and strong musicianship characterized their sound.
Soul Drippin’
The Mauds
The Mauds were an American soul band from Chicago, Illinois who released several singles during the late 1960s.
Soul Meeting
The Soul Clan
The Soul Clan was a short-lived 1960s soul supergroup that brought together some of the best-known singers of the period.
Soulful Strut
Young-Holt Limited
Young-Holt Unlimited was a Chicago-based jazz and R&B instrumental band, known for their groovy, catchy rhythms.
Thank U Very Much
The Scaffold
The Scaffold was a British comedy, poetry, and music trio from Liverpool, England, consisting of Mike McGear (Paul McCartney’s brother), Roger McGough and John Gorman.
The Funky Judge
Bull & The Matadors
Bull & The Matadors were an American funk/soul band from Chicago, Illinois, who achieved success in the late 1960s.
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Hugo Montenegro
Hugo Montenegro was an American orchestra leader and composer of film soundtracks, well known for his cover versions of film scores.
The Horse
Cliff Nobles & Co.
Cliff Nobles was an American soul singer, who is best known for his instrumental hit “The Horse”.
The Mule
The James Boys
The James Boys were a pop act in the UK in the early 1970s. They were the creation of songwriters Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley.
The Unicorn
The Irish Rovers
The Irish Rovers are a Canadian Irish folk group created in 1963 and named after the traditional song “The Irish Rover”.
Tip-Toe Through The Tulips
Tiny Tim
Tiny Tim was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist known for his falsetto vocal range.
United (Part 1)
The Music Makers
The Music Makers was a 1960s soul band, unfortunately, not much is known about them except for their limited discography.
You Keep Me Hanging On
Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known for their dramatic and heavy sound that inspired the heavy metal genre.
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
The Four Sonics
The Four Sonics were an American R&B vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan, active in the late 1960s.
You Got The Love
Professor Morrison’s Lollipop
Professor Morrison’s Lollipop was a bubblegum pop band from the late 1960s known for their catchy tunes.
Young Boy
Barbara Greene
Barbara Greene was a late-1960s pop singer, most well-known for her song “Young Boy”.
You’ve Got To Be Loved
The Montanas
The Montanas were a 1960s British pop band, and one of the few English bands that found more success in the US than in the UK.
Yummy Yummy Yummy
Ohio Express
Ohio Express was an American bubblegum pop band, active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich were a British pop/rock group of the 1960s, well-known for their catchy, eccentric tunes and the unusual names of their band members.
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