#742: I Just Don’t Understand by Tommy Adderley
Peak Month: November 1964
8 weeks on Vancouver’s CFUN chart
Peak Position #4
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com link: “I Just Don’t Understand”
Tommy Adderley was born in Birmingham, England, in 1940. Singing was a big part of his life from infancy. His family sung at pubs and at home. He joined the British Merchant Navy in 1957 and formed a group and performed at sea on his ship, the Dominion Monarch. He made his first visit to New Zealand in 1957 as a sailor. During layovers in New Zealand ports he performed to standing ovations in local clubs like the Trades Hall on Vivian Street in Wellington. Getting a taste for the music biz, Adderley jumped ship in Australia and returned to New Zealand to pursue a music career.