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Name  Robin Luke
Role  Singer
Education  University of Missouri

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Albums  Golden Hits By Robin Luke, The Very Best: Robin Luke, Susie Darlin', Nobody, Greatest Hits
Similar People  The Poni‑Tails, Jack Scott, Bobby Day, Jody Reynolds, The Elegants

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Robin Luke (born 20 March 1942, Los Angeles, California) is an American rockabilly singer who is best known for his 1958 song, "Susie Darlin'". He later worked as a University professor for Marketing. Luke has been enshrined in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.


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Robin Luke was discovered by Hawaii entrepreneur Kimo Wilder McVay. Luke was living in Honolulu, Hawaii, attending Punahou School, in 1958 when he wrote and recorded a Billboard #5 hit, "Susie Darlin'" a song named after his then five-year-old sister, Susie. The track also reached #23 in the UK Singles Chart. The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc. He continued to record, but was unable to repeat his Top 10 success. His first four singles were recorded for the small International label in Honolulu. After "Susie Darlin'" started getting local airplay, Dot Records bought his recording contract and the International master tapes.

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Robin Luke stated that he never wanted to pursue music as a big career and quit the professional music business in 1965. As of 2012, he still performs occasionally on the side. He studied Business Administration and Marketing at the University of Missouri in Columbia, where he later worked as a professor and head of the Marketing Department.


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  • "Susie Darlin'" b/w "Living's Loving You" (International 206, 1957 & Dot 15781, 1958)
  • "Hound Dog" b/w (International 206, 1958 & Dot 15781, 1958)
  • "My Girl" b/w "Chicka Chicka Honey" (International 208, 1957 & Dot 15839,1958)
  • "You Can't Stop Me From Dreaming" b/w ""Strollin' Blues" (International 210, 1957 & Dot 15899, 1959)
  • "Five Minutes More" b/w "Won't You Please Me Mine?" (International 212, 1958 & Dot 15959, 1959)
  • "Make Me A Dreamer" b/w "Walkin' In The Moonlight" (Dot 16001, 1959)
  • "Bad Boy" b/w "School Bus Love Affair" (Dot 16040, 1960)
  • "Everlovin'" b/w "Well Oh, Well Oh" (Dot 16096, 1960)
  • "Part Of A Fool" b/w "Poor Little Rich Boy" (Dot 16229,1961)
  • "My Pink Velvet Shoes" b/w(International 212, 1959 & Dot 15959, 1959)
  • "Foggin' Up The Windows with my guy" b/w "Wound Time" (Dot 16366, 1962)
  • Albums

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  • Susie Darlin' (Dot 1092 10", 1958)
  • References

    Robin Luke Wikipedia