When you think of the British invasion who do you first think of? Probably The Beatles then The Rolling Stones? OR The Rolling Stones then the Beatles?! There were so many greats: Donovan, Petula Clark, The Kinks, The Dave Clark Five, Freddie and the Dreamers, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, The Animals, Peter and Gordon, The Troggs and Dusty Springfield.
Ian Whitcomb was definitely a part of that crazy whirlwind! He was a true teen idol with personality plus. Ian only fell into rock and roll by chance; ukelele and vintage jazz & blues were his real passion. Beyond being the British Justin Beiber of his day his life has been made up of such stuff legends are made. He continues to be a beloved entertainer in the Los Angeles vintage music scene and adored across the globe. WE LOVE YOU IAN!!!
Here’s Ian performing his hit song “You Turn Me On” that reached number 8 on Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1965:
The best way to hear Ian’s story of awesomeness is to hear it directly from his mouth:
Written by guest blogger: Marie Fleur