#1 HIT RECORD ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100–THE BROWNS–“THE THREE BELLS”

On August 24, 1959 the #1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 belonged to The Browns.  The classic recording of…THE THREE BELLS…began a 4 week stay at #1.  The single record on RCA Victor Records remained on the Hot 100 for 17 weeks and was The Browns first Hot 100 charted record.  The single climbed the C&W chart to #1 and held the top spot for 10 weeks.  The flip-side of the single is…HEAVEN FELL LAST NIGHT…it did not chart.

The Browns were a Country vocal trio from Sparkman, Arkansas, members included:  Jim Ed Brown and his sisters Maxine and Bonnie.  They charted 21 Country hits between 1954 and 1967.  Jim Ed enjoyed a successful solo career.  He charted 51 Country hits between 1965 and 1981.

They would follow-up  THE THREE BELLS  in November of 1959 with  SCARLET RIBBONS (For Her Hair)  the single would chart at #13 on the Hot 100.

The Browns would chart another Billboard Hot 100, Top 10 hit in 1960 when their recording of  THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER  became a #5 hit.  The flip-side of the single…TEEN-EX…also charted on the Hot 100 at #47.

CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW AND LISTEN TO…THE BROWNS SING THEIR CLASSIC #1 HIT RECORD…”THE THREE BELLS”  AND THEIR #5 HIT…”THE OLD LAMPLIGHTER”.

The Three Bells

The Old Lamplighter

Till the next time—Joe

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