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"Love Hurts" is a song, written and composed by Boudleaux Bryant. First recorded by The Everly Brothers in July 1960 The song was introduced in December 1960 as an album track on A Date with The Everly Brothers, but was never released as a single (A-side or B-side) by the Everlys.
Blue Moon is the debut studio album by the doo-wop group The Marcels. It was released in 1961 on Colpix records and included 12 songs. Although the album Blue Moon failed to chart on the Billboard albums chart, the first single "Blue Moon" did well. The single charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks, charted at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart, sold one million copies and the group was awarded a gold disc.
"See See Rider", also known as "C.C. Rider", "See See Rider Blues" or "Easy Rider", is a popular American 12-bar blues" song. It was first recorded by Gertrude "Ma" Rainey in 1924, and since then has been recorded by many other artists. Hit versions were recorded by Chuck Willis (as "C.C. Rider," also a #1 R&B hit as well as a #12 pop hit, in 1957) and LaVern Baker (#9 R&B and #34 pop hit in 1963). Willis' version gave birth to the dance craze "The Stroll"
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Frankie Avalon (born Francis Thomas Avallone, September 18, 1940) is an American actor, singer, playwright and former teen idol.
"Just Ask Your Heart" is a song written by Diane DeNota, Joe Ricci, and Pete D'amato and performed by Frankie Avalon. The song reached #7 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1959.
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson, Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer-songwriter and performer. A tenor with a four octave vocal range, he was nicknamed "Mr. Excitement", and was important in the transition of rhythm and blues into soul.
"That's Why I Love You So", released in 1959, reached #13 on the Billboard Top 100 songs.
The Browns were an American Country and Folk Music vocal trio best known for their 1959 Grammy-nominated hit, "The Three Bells". The group, composed of Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie Brown, had a close, smooth harmony characteristic of the Nashville sound, though their music also combined elements of folk and pop.
"Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" rose to #23 on the Billboard Top 100 songs of 1960.
Great Sound! Kind of reminds me of the "Fleetwoods"
Have a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
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Jan and Dean were an American rock and roll duo consisting of William Jan Berry and Dean Ormsby Torrence. In the early 1960s, they were pioneers of the California Sound and vocal surf music and styles popularized by the Beach Boys. We remember "Surf City", "The Little Ole Lady from Pasadena" and "Dead Man's Curve"-How many of us remember this one?
Connie Stevens (born August 8, 1938) is an American actress, directer, screenwriter and singer. Born Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia in Brooklyn New York, the daughter of Peter Ingoglia and singer Eleanor McGinley. Here she is with one of her many hit songs "Sixteen Reasons" which reached #3 on the Billboard top hits of 1960.
(Sixteen reasons were never enough for my girlfriends. They also wanted my credit cards and a bank statement.)
Gene Vincent, was an American musician who pioneered the styles of rock and roll and rockabilly. His 1956 top ten hit with his "Blue Caps", "Be-Bop-A-Lula", is considered a significant early example of rockabilly. He is a member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. I remember this song very clearly. . . well . . . semi-clearly . . . back in high school.
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The Mickey Mouse Club was an American variety television show that aired intermittently from 1955 to 1996. Created by Walt Disney and produced by Walt Disney Productions, the program was first televised from 1955 to 1959 by ABC, featuring a regular but ever-changing cast of teen performers. Reruns were broadcast by ABC on weekday afternoons during the 1958-59 season, right after American Bandstand.
The Mickey Mouse Club was hosted by Jimmie Dodd, a songwriter and the Head Mouseketeer, who provided leadership both on and off screen. In addition to his other contributions, he often provided short segments encouraging young viewers to make the right moral choices.
The opening theme, "The Mickey Mouse March," was written by the show's primary adult host, Jimmie Dodd. It was also reprised at the end of each episode, with the slower it's-time-to-say-goodbye verse.
"Puppy Love" is a popular song written by Paul Anka in 1960 for Annette Funicello, whom he was dating at the time and wrote it in her parents’ living room, no less. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #33 on the UK Singles Chart.
"Tall Paul" is a song recorded by Annette funicello and written by the Sherman Brothers. It marked the first time that a female singer reached a top ten slot for a rock and roll single. "Tall Paul" was credited to Annette and the Afterbeats and reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1959. It was the highest-charting song by Annette Funicello and also one of the shortest, clocking in at 1 minute and 38 seconds. The lyrics were written with Paul Anka in mind.
On April 8, 2013, Annette Funicello died at Mercy Southwest Hospital in Bakersfield, California, at the age of 70, due to complications of multiple sclerosis. We'll miss her.
Annette was one of "many Teen Sweethearts" in the 50's.
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Jewels of the Deep
"Jewels of the Deep"! are hidden in the 50's, 60's & not often heard on stations playing "Oldies". Especially today's last song, "In Smokey Places", by the Corsairs.
"Tonight (Could Be the Night)" is a 1961 rock and roll song by a quintet called The Velvets. Virgil Johnson, a former deejay at Radio KDAV in Lubbock Texas, was the lead tenor singer, with backup from Mark Prince (bass), Clarence Rigsby (tenor), Robert Thursby (first tenor), and William Solomon (baritone).
"Come Softly to Me" is a song written by Gretchen Christopher, Barbara Ellis and Gary Troxel that was published in 1959 and was performed by The Fleetwoods, composed of Christopher, Troxell, and Ellis. It was the first release for the new Dolphin Records label.
The original title was "Come Softly," but was changed en route to its becoming a hit. Bob Reisdorf, the owner of Dolphin Records, which in 1960 changed to Dolton Records, was responsible for the title change. He thought that "Come Softly" might be too obvious and considered risqué, so he had it changed to "Come Softly to Me." The title phrase never appears in the song's lyrics. . . (cute don't ya think?)
The Corsairs were an American doo wop ensemble from La Grange, North Carolina. The group consisted of the three Uzzell brothers and their cousin, George Wooten.
"In Smoky Places"became a nationwide hit after being picked up for national distribution by Chess Records, hitting #10 R&B and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962. The song was used in the 1994 movie, "There Goes My Baby", and in the 2006 Sopranos episode" Mayhem."
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