Friday, May 23, 2014

Flashback Friday: Singer Joey Heatherton "Gone"



FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Weblog

Any kid who grew up in the 1970s who watched TV most certainly caught those "Perfect Sleeper" commercials for Serta by actress and singer Joey Heatherton. She was a blonde bombshell who probably sold many beds for Serta singing about the "Perfect Sleeper".... She was hot, blonde and always dressed for a good night's sleep.

In 1972 she had a hit single with the Ferlin Husky penned tune called "Gone". The record hit the Billboard Hot 100 on MGM Records and peaked at #24. I bought the record and the B-side was the track "The Road I Took to You (Pieces)" which is featured in the video below. Ms. Heatherton also released an album that featured the tracks, but the disc did not sell very well.

She has since been relegated to chart history as a "one hit wonder".





Here is one of the "Perfect Sleeper" commercials she did for SERTA.