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.
Till the next time—Joe