Personalities | Chesney Hawkes | One-Hit Wonders | Rock

‘The One And Only’, 1991

Born to famous parents, Len ‘Chip’ Hawkes of 1960s group The Tremeloes, and TV host Carol Hawkes, Chesney is perhaps the greatest definition of a one-hit wonder. Although Hawkes continues to try and restart his career (he is currently writing songs with British comedian Tony Hawks), everyone will remember him for his brief stint singing the Nik Kershaw-penned ‘The One And Only’. A Top 10 hit in the US, and UK No. 1 for five weeks, it has become more a nostalgic song most suited for student-union parties, as opposed to the lasting anthem of individuality it wanted to be.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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