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1956. Songs recorded on Columbia Records: Hush Money, 1956; Beetle Bug Bop, 1956; Make Him Behave, 1956; Rock Away Rock, 1956; In My Teens, 1957; They're Still in Love, 1957; My First Love, 1957; Rock and Roll Polka, 1957; Go Way Don't Bother Me, 1958; Move a Little Closer, 1958; Hop, Skip and Jump, 1958; Young Heart, 1958; Party, 1958; Heartbeat, 1958; Whistle Bait, 1958; Rock-Boppin' Baby, 1958; Mercy, 1959; Sweet Talk, 1959; Sugar Plum, 1959; Kinda Like Love, 1959; Lone­some Road, 1960; Another Man Done Gone, 1960. Al­bums: Country Spectacular, 1957; Town Hall Party, 1958. Co-writer of: In My Teens, 1957; My First Love, 1957; Heart Beat, 1958; Young Heart, 1958; Mercy, 1959; Whis­tle Bait, 1958; Sweet Talk, 1959; Hop, Skip and Jump, 1958; and Go Way Don't Bother Me, 1958. Movies: Music Around the World, Universal, 1956; Ranch Party TV Series, Screen Gems, 1957-58; and Ozzie and Harriet TV Show, Stage "S" Production, 1958. Business enter­prises; Dairy Farm, Bristow, Okla.; and Collins' Produc­tions, Hollywood, Calif. Award: Voted best new instru­mental group in 1957, by Country and Western Jam­boree Poll. Address: 5927 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, California.
Collins, Tommy, b. 9/28/30, near Okla. City, Okla. Attended Okla. Central State College, Edmond, Okla. Entertain­ment experience: KLPR, KBYE, WKY and WKY-TV, KOCY, Okla. City, Okla.; and Radio and TV, Bakers-field, Calif. Plays guitar. Songs on Capitol Records in­clude: Words and Music Country Style; You Better Not Do That; I Always Get a Souvenir; United; How Do I Say Goodbye; I'll Be Home; It Tickles; You Gotta Have a License; High on a Hilltop; Boob-I-Lak; Smooth Sail-in'; Love-A-Me; What 'Cha Gonna Do Now; S'll Vous Plait. Albums: This Is Tommy Collins, and Light of the Lord. Writer of: Did I Turn Down a Better Deal; Little June; I'll Stop Loving You; I Believe in Lovin' 'Em; Wishing My Life Away; Are You Afraid; I'll Never Have You; How Much Are You Mine; Undesired; Whole Hog or None; Just Married; I Need a Little Help. Is now in the ministry. Address: Capitol Records, Holly­wood, California.
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