TRIVIA TEASER-519

TODAY’S TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS:  CAN YOU NAME THE FIRST BILLBOARD HOT 100, TOP 10 HIT RECORD OF DION AND THE BELMONTS:  WAS IT…A-“I WONDER WHY”-1958…B-“NO ONE KNOWS”-1958…C-“DON’T PITY ME”-1959…OR D-“A TEENAGER IN LOVE”-1959?

THE ANSWER IS BELOW

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

 

 

ANSWER:”A TEENAGER IN LOVE”-#5 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100

SONG OF THE DAY–FOUR ACES–“LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING”

The Four Aces charted their biggest hit record on August 27, 1955.  Their recording of  “LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING” on Decca Records (29625) climbed to the top of the Billboard Pop Chart…at #1 a position it held for 6 weeks.  The single record would remain on the pop chart for 21 weeks.  The “flip-side” of the single is another great Four Aces recording…”SHINE ON HARVEST MOON”.  It did not chart.

The Four Aces classic is the title song from the movie…”Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing” starring William Holden and Jennifer Jones.  The song won the Oscar for “Best Song”.

The Four Aces charted 16 hits between 1951 and 1954, including “TELL ME WHY” a #2 hit record.  They also charted a #1 hit with their classic…”THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN” in 1954.  The group would chart 20 Billboard Top 100 hits between 1955 and 1959.  They were the #1 Pop singles artist of 1955.

CLICK THE TITLE BELOW…THE FOUR ACES ARE WAITING TO SING THEIR CLASSIC #1 HIT FROM 1955…”LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING”…

Four Aces – Love Is A Many-Splendered Thing

Till the next time—Joe

TRIVIA TEASER-518

TRIVIA TEASER WILL TAKE ON A NEW APPEARANCE…EACH TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION WILL HAVE THE ANSWER AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE…TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE GREATEST MUSIC AND ARTISTS FROM THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”

THE ANSWER TO TRIVIA TEASER-517 IS:  “IF I CAN DREAM”, IT WAS ELVIS PRESLEY’S BIGGEST HIT RECORD SINCE 1965’S…#3 HIT…”CRYING IN THE CHAPEL”.

TODAY’S TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS:  IN 1958 “HER NIBS, MISS GEORGIA GIBBS” CHARTED A HIT RECORD ON THE ROULETTE RECORDS LABEL.  THE SONG WAS IN RESPONSE TO A HUGE FAD THAT WAS SWEEPING THE US.  CAN YOU NAME THE SONG?

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

ANSWER: “THE HULA HOOP SONG”—#32 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100.

ANTHONY & THE SOPHOMORES–“PLAY THOSE OLDIES MR. DEE JAY”

Anthony & The Sophomores – Play Those Oldies Mr. Dee Jay

ANTHONY & THE SOPHOMORES RECORDED THIS DOO-WOP CLASSIC ON MERCURY RECORDS (72103) IN 1963.  THE SONG WAS A HUGE DISC JOCKEY FAVORITE IN NEW YORK…”PLAY THOSE OLDIES MR. DEE JAY IS STILL BEING PLAYED TODAY ALMOST 50 YEARS LATER.

THE SINGLE RECORD DID NOT CHART ON THE MAJOR NATIONAL MUSIC CHARTS, BUT IS CONSIDERED A DOO-WOP CLASSIC…AND IS LISTED AS ONE OF THE GREATEST DOO-WOP HITS OF ALL TIME BY WRITERS GRIBIN AND SCHIFF IN THEIR BOOK “THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DOO-WOP”.

CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE AND ENJOY THIS DOO-WOP CLASSIC BY ANTHONY & THE SOPHOMORES.

Till the next time—Joe

MORE GREAT–“DOO-WOP” CLASSICS

Ronnie & the Hi-Lites – I Wish That We Were Married

The Drifters – There Goes My Baby

The Fascinators – Chapel Bells

Dreamlovers – Together-1964

Royal Teens – I’ll Love You-1965

The Dimensions – Over the Rainbow

The Capris – Indian Girl

The Jive Five – These Golden Rings

Till the next time—Joe

TRIVIA TEASER-517

HI,  THE ANSWER TO TRIVIA TEASER-516 IS:  “PEPINO THE ITALIAN MOUSE” A #5 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 IN 1962 IS THE HIGHEST CHARTING RECORD OF THE ROCK ERA FOR THE TALENTED LOU MONTE.

TODAY’S TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS:  IN NOVEMBER OF 1968 THIS HIT RECORD BY ELVIS PRESLEY CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100.  IT BECAME HIS BIGGEST HIT SINCE “CRYING IN THE CHAPEL” IN 1965.  THE RECORD CHARTED AT #12 ON THE HOT 100 AND SOLD OVER 1 MILLION COPIES.  CAN YOU NAME THE SONG?

THE CORRECT ANSWER WILL APPEAR IN TRIVIA TEASER-518 OR YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR ANSWER IN THE COMMENT BOX.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

CLYDE McPHATTER AND THE DRIFTERS–THE EARLY YEARS

Clyde McPhatter And The Drifters charted their first hit record in 1953.  That first hit became a #1 R&B classic…MONEY HONEY on Atlantic Records, The Drifters record label for many years.  With Clyde McPhatter on lead The Drifters through 1954 they charted a #2 R&B hit with…SUCH A NIGHT and another #1 hit…HONEY LOVE.  Elvis Presley would have hits with both MONEY HONEY and SUCH A NIGHT on RCA Victor Records.

The Drifters classic recording of…WHITE CHRISTMAS in 1954 featured both Clyde McPhatter and Bill Pinkney on lead vocals.  Their recording charted on the Billboard R&B chart in 1954, 1955 and 1956.  Clyde McPhatter left The Drifters for a solo career in 1954.  In early 1955 Atlantic Records released…WHAT’CHA GONNA DO.  The single became a big R&B hit, peaking at #2.

The Drifters continued with various lead singers through 1958 and charted hits such as…ADORABLE-#1 in 1955…STEAMBOAT-#5 in 1955 (flip-side of ADORABLE).  They charted…RUBY BABY-#10 in 1956, the same song that Dion would have a huge hit with in 1963 and another Top 10 R&B hit…FOOLS FALL IN LOVE-#10 in 1957.

THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL IS PROUD TO PRESENT THE CLASSIC EARLY HITS OF CLYDE McPHATTER AND THE DRIFTERS…THEY ARE ONE OF THE ALL-TIME GREAT VOCAL GROUPS OF ROCK AND ROLL.

Money Honey

Such A Night

Honey Love

White Christmas

What’ Cha Gonna Do

Adorable

Ruby Baby

Fools Fall in Love

Till the next time—Joe