ABOUTPop-country singer. Billy Joe Royal's best known songs include his 1965 chart debut song, "Down In The Boondocks," "I Knew You When" (1965), and the naughty "Cherry Hill Park" (1969). After charting many songs on the Rock/Pop charts from 1965-1978, Billy Joe Royal later went country and had a long string of hits on the Country charts from 1985-1992.
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Billy Joe Royal
- Cherry Hill Park 1969
(This highly suggestive song, which is mild by today's standards, was considered to be pretty risque in its day.)
- Down In The Boondocks 1965
- I Knew You When 1965
(This song later also became a hit for Donny Osmond (1972) and Linda Ronstadt (1983).)
- I've Got To Be Somebody 1965
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