Danny & The Juniors are legendary. Their #1 hit recording of…AT THE HOP on ABC-Paramount (9871) was one of the biggest hits of 1958. The song held the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 100 for 7 weeks. It spent the most weeks at #1 in all of 1958. AT THE HOP was the top song of 1958 on the pop chart.
Who has not heard their follow-up hit, their rock anthyum…ROCK AND ROLL IS HERE TO STAY (9888). It was Danny & The Juniors follow-up hit. The single charted in March of 1958. It became a #19 hit on the Billboard Top 100. Both of these huge hits are of course “Classics”.
In September of 1960, Danny & The Juniors charted their first hit for their new label…Swan Records. Their hit single…TWISTIN’ U.S.A (Swan 4060)…is their only other Billboard Top 100 or Hot 100, Top 30 hit. TWISTIN’ U.S.A. charted on September 19, 1960. The single peaked at #27 on the Hot 100 and remained on the chart for 9 weeks. The flip-side of the record is…A THOUSAND MILES AWAY, the 1956 classic by The Heartbeats, a good recording of the classic tune, but it did not chart.
Danny & The Juniors are from Brooklyn, New York. Members included, Danny Rapp-lead, David White, Frank Maffei and Joe Terranova. They also charted a Top 40 hit single with their ABC-Paramount recording of…DOTTIE (9926), a #39 song on the Billboard Top 100, in the summer of 1958.
WE ARE PLEASED TO FEATURE BOTH SIDES OF THIS WONDERFUL RECORDING. HERE ARE…DANNY & THE JUNIORS…SINGING THEIR TOP 30 HIT…”TWISTIN’ U.S.A.” AND THE FLIP-SIDE OF THEIR SINGLE…”A THOUSAND MILES AWAY”. GOLDEN OLDIES FROM THE, “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL.
Till the next time—Joe