DICKY DOO AND THE DON’TS–“CLICK CLACK”–1958

HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THIS SONG WAS A HIT 54 YEARS AGO…A FAVORITE ON AM RADIO, “CLICK CLACK” CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 100 ON FEBRUARY 10, 1958 AND CLIMBED TO #28 ON THE CHART.  THE SINGLE ON SWAN RECORDS (4001) REMAINED ON THE TOP 100 FOR 14 WEEKS.

DICKY DOO AND THE DON’TS, A ROCK AND ROLL BAND WAS FOUNDED BY GERRY GRANAHAN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.  THEY WERE NAMED AFTER THE NICKNAME OF DICK CLARK’S SON…”DICKY DOO”.  THE GROUP FEATURED…HARVEY DAVIS, ROY GANGI, AL WAYE AND DAVE ALDRED, WHO WAS THE EX-DRUMMER OF BUDDY KNOX AND JIMMY BOWEN’S “RHYTHM ORCHIDS”.

THE FLIP-SIDE OF…CLICK CLACK IS…DID YOU CRY.  THE SINGLE DID NOT CHART, BUT THEIR FOLLOW-UP RECORD ON MAY 5, 1958…NEE NEE NA NA NA NA NU NU—SWAN (4006) DID.  IT BECAME A #40 HIT ON THE TOP 100.  THE FLIP-SIDE OF THE SINGLE…FLIP TOP BOX BECAME A RADIO HIT ALSO.  THE SINGLE RECORD CHARTED ON JUNE 9, 1958 AND BECAME A #46 HIT ON THE TOP 100.

DICKY DOO AND THE DON’TS WOULD HAVE ANOTHER HIT RECORD IN SEPTEMBER OF 1958 WHEN THEIR RECORDING OF…LEAVE ME ALONE (LET ME CRY), (SWAN 4014) MADE ITS BILLBOARD HOT 100 DEBUT.  THE RECORD WOULD CLIMB TO #44.  THE MELODY WAS BASED ON THE “BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC”.  ONE MORE SINGLE REACHED THE HOT 100.  ON FEBRUARY 2, 1959…TEARDROPS WILL FALL (SWAN 4025) MADE ITS DEBUT.  THE SINGLE RECORD REMAINED ON THE HOT 100 FOR 6 WEEKS AND CHARTED AT A HIGH OF #61.

DICKY DOO AND THE DON’TS CAN STILL BE HEARD ON OLDIES RADIO, SINGING THEIR BIG HIT…CLICK CLACK.  IN 1958 ROCK AND ROLL WAS YOUNG…SOME SAID IT WOULD NEVER LAST…BUT LAST IT DID AND STILL CONTINUES TO FILL THE AIRWAVES ON OLDIES RADIO AND INTERNET RADIO…THE MUSIC LIVES ON, IN THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW…DICKY DOO AND THE DON’TS ARE SINGING THEIR 1958 HIT…”CLICK CLACK”…JUST FOR YOU.

CLICK CLACK

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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