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The first artist ever to be billed simply as "Derek" was a stand-in for the real singer of a number 11 hit on the Bang label, entitled "Cinnamon." The real Derek (real name Derek Cymbal) was the brother of Johnny Cymbal, a Scottish-born singer and songwriter who had a modest non-hit with the death song "The Water Was Red," and then a huge hit two years later with "Mr. Bass Man," followed by a pair of modest successes with "Teenage Heaven" (a play on an old country novelty tune c... Read more

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