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Roy Head – Performing on Hollywood A Go Go!

Roy Head, performing with a bunch of Go-Go dancers, and he’s outshining them all with his smooth dance moves! While you may not know the singer, you probably know the song that made him famous. Besides, being a smooth dancer, this blue-eyed-soul singer rises to fame with his 1965 hit, “Treat Her Right.” It’s a short song but it leaves quite an impact with everyone who hears it.

But he’s also is one of the top performers of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. With at least nine albums and almost 50 singles under his belt. The sad thing is that besides his recent passing, this song only reaches number two because some band called “The Beatles” takes the number one spot. Roy Head achieved fame as a member of a musical group, known as “The Traits”.

Roy Head & The Traits

Signing with Scepter Records in 1964, and in 1965, the band releases “Just a Little Bit” which is a hit in both the R&B and pop charts. As well as the bluesy rockabilly release “Apple of My Eye” which also makes the top 40 in 1965.

There are also regional hits such as “Summertime Love,” “One More Time,” and “Live It Up.” So, as you can see, this band didn’t care about staying faithful to one particular genre but instead embraces all styles of music. 

Roy Head Goes Solo

In the 70s, Head decides to pursue a solo career. Plus, his musical path is shifts more towards country. Highlights from this time includes his 1970 LP, Same People (That You Meet Going Up, You Meet Coming Down).  Which becomes a frequently sampled cult classic.

Later in the decade, and through the mid-80s, he scores several country hits in the US and Canada, including 1977’s “Come to Me” and 1978’s “Now You See ‘Em, Now You Don’t.” He continues to perform and record until 2011.

In 2007, Roy Head and the Traits are inductees into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Head is also a member of the Texas Country and Western Music Hall of Fame. As well as the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame, and the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame. Treat her right is also a song in the movie “The Commitments” and in the opening credits of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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