Troy Shondell
Roc-N-Roll Graffiti Recorded Live in Nashville, Tn. 1999

This Time
#6 in 1961


Troy Shondell was born Gary Shelton, May 14, 1940, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Troy passed away January 7, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases in a nursing home in Picayune, Mississippi. He became a transatlantic one-hit wonder, by releasing a single that made the record charts in both the US and the UK. The song, "This Time" (or sometimes billed as "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)" sold over one million records, earning gold disc status. Indeed, in a single year, sales rose to more than three million copies. He wrote his first song at age 14, which was recorded by Little Anthony & The Imperials.
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