Diane Renay (b. Renee Diane Kushner, July 13, 1945) is a pop singer who became famous during the early 1960s.
Renay made her debut on the Pop/Rock charts in 1963 with "Tender," which became a minor hit. Her fame took off in early 1964 with the upbeat, girl group-styled "Navy Blue." Co-written by Bob Crewe, Bud Rehak, and Eddie Rambeau, this song became a Top 10 Pop/Rock hit and topped the Adult Contemporary charts. This smash hit was followed soon after by the similarly nautical-themed "Kiss Me Sailor" (1964), which made the Top 40. Other charting songs included "Growin' Up Too Fast" (1964), "It's In Your Hands" (1964), and the tough girl, early punk classic, "Watch Out, Sally!" (1964).
In 1964, she released her debut album, "Navy Blue," following the success of the album's title song. Produced by Bob Crewe, this album is today regarded as a girl group-pop classic.
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