Troy Shondell

Gary Wayne Schelton (May 14, 1939 – January 7, 2016), known by his stage name Troy Shondell, was an American vocalist, who achieved a modicum of fame and recognition in the early 1960s. He became a transatlantic one-hit wonder, by releasing a single that made the record charts in both the US and the UK. The song, "This Time" (or sometimes billed as "This Time (We're Really Breaking Up)" ) sold over one million records, earning gold disc status. In a single year, sales were over three million copies.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 14th, 1940 (Fort Wayne), Died January 7th, 2016 (Picayune)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1964

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 13143 10/23/1964 Walkin' in a memory Troy Shondell vocalist  
Decca NA 13144 10/23/1964 I could have loved you so well Troy Shondell vocalist  
Decca NA 13145 10/23/1964 You can't catch me Troy Shondell vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Shondell, Troy," accessed October 28, 2020,

Shondell, Troy. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from

"Shondell, Troy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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