LITTLE PATTIE He's My Blonde-Headed Stompie-Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy (Joe Halford - Jay Justin)
Australia 1963 #2 Sydney #6 Brisbane
He's My Blonde-Headed Stompie-Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy was written by Sydney EMI house producer Joe Halford, who had signed Little Pattie at her audition, and Jay Justin (born Jay Justin McCarthy), a singer-songwriter whose Proud Of You had been a hit earlier in the same year.
Teenager Little Pattiekicked off her career withHe's My Blonde-Headed, Stompie Wompie, Real Gone Surfer Boy backed with another surf craze song by the same writers, Stompin' At Maroubra. She later moved on from the surf novelty with a number of well-chosen and well-produced songs: see, for example, Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far, Little Things Like Thatand Dance Puppet Dance. Pattie's real name is Patricia Amphlett: she is a cousin of The Divinyls'Chrissie Amphlett.
Given its sentimental status as a classic oldie, it is surprising that Blonde-Headed Stompie-Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy did not chart in Melbourne, Australia's second largest market. The song owes its worldwide fame in part to its title, which is in a similar vein to an earlier beachside hit, Bryan Hyland's Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (1960).