Rocky Sharpe (born Robert Podsiadly) is an English rock/pop singer who, with Rocky Sharpe and the Replays, first found fame in the late 1970s. The usual line-up of the group was Sharpe, Helen Highwater (real name: Helen Blizard), Johnny Stud (Sharpe's brother Jan Podsiadly) and Eric Rondo (Mike Vernon).
In 1978, the group enjoyed its first commercial success with "Rama Lama Ding Dong", a cover version of the Edsels' original hit, which reached number 17 in UK Singles Chart. More chart success quickly followed with another single, "Imagination", which reached number 39 in 1979. After this, success was more difficult to find, and Sharpe found greater success in touring than in the charts.
In 1982, Sharpe had another major hit. "Shout! Shout! (Knock Yourself Out)", a cover version of Ernie Maresca's 1962 hit, reached the Top 20 in the UK Singles Chart. Although he never had another hit as big again, Sharpe retained a fan following and his music remained widely available. The group's last chart single was "If You Wanna Be Happy", which reached UK chart position 46 in 1983.
They were just a rockabilly band sort-of capitalising on the success of Showaddywaddy just as the latter were losing their mojo and stopped having major hits themselves. Showaddywaddy kept going though because they continued to be popular as a live act. I guess Rocky Sharpe & The Replays may have done the same, as you can make a career of performing old rock & roll songs live (assuming you are musically capable) even if you never have hits records.
Most people think that these were originally 50s hits, but the majority of doo-wop hits were in the early 60s (in particular 1961-62)
My celebrity crushes : Monika Sedziuviene, Kristina Ivanova (YVA).
In my head I like to imagine LastDreamer in the land of Lithuania right now with a suitcase of simcards, a box of chocolates and a wedding ring. It would be a great base for an epic Eurovision fan fiction.