Tommy Roe's Sheila

The song, Sheila was a big hit song for singer-songwriter, Tommy Roe in 1962 but it didn’t start out with that name. At the young age of 14, Tommy had a school-boy crush on a girl named Frieda and wrote a poem about her. That poem later morphed into a song but when he auditioned with the song about sweet little Frieda, the record producer said that the name just didn’t sound right. Then when Tommy’s Aunt Sheila was visiting the family for a weekend, that’s when the name Sheila struck him as perfect for the song. With that change, the song Sheila became a chart-topper and launched his career. Tommy Roe has other girls name songs on our list including Heather Honey and Sweet Pea.

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