Oh yeah . . . a big WELCOME BACK to "Gulliver" (Dale Sievert) who just returned from South Africa. I received a email from him promising a blizzard of pictures for his next post. Oh well, what's one more blizzard before summer! We tough northerners can handle any blizzard! Hey Joan! Want to go to the Dairy Queen???
OK! now down to today's business.
Turntable . . . "Donna" Richie Valens (You're welcome Pete) Fifties at their best!! flipSide . . . Great 60's hits and oh . . there's that curious Bluebird again. Check it out! The Club PUB . Technology! Good or Bad? Food for thought.
Well, that's a wrap!
Till Next week / be safe and I'll see you on the Turntable!
"Donna" is a song written by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression. The song was released in 1958on Del-Fi Records. It reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the following year, becoming Valens' highest-charting single. It was written as a tribute to his high school sweetheart Donna Ludwig.
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"I'm Gonna Get Married" is a 1959 R&B/pop hit written by Harold Logan and Lloyd Price and recorded by Lloyd Price. The single was his follow-up to "Personality" and, like that entry, "I'm Gonna Get Married" went to number one on the Billboard R&B chart, where it stayed for three consecutive weeks. The single was the last of his four number ones, as well as his fifth Top 40 single, peaking at number three for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.
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He was signed to Bigtop Records late in the 1950s, and his releases featured production from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. He scored several hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1959 and 1960; the biggest were "Lavender-Blue", a #3 chart record on the Billboard Hot 100, and originally a hit for Sammy Kaye in 1949, and "Always", a #1 hit for Vincent Lopez in 1926. Later in the 1960s Turner recorded for Motown Records.