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HI,  THANKS FOR STOPPING BY, TODAY’S TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS:  IN 1959  ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME MEMBER LLOYD PRICE CHARTED 3 BILLBOARD HOT 100, TOP 10 HIT RECORDS…THESE RECORDS ALSO BECAME BILLBOARD R&B, #1 HITS…WHICH ONE OF THESE HIT SINGLES WAS NOT A TOP 10, HOT 100 RECORD OR AN R&B #1 HIT RECORD….A-STAGGER LEE…B-WHERE WERE YOU( ON OUR WEDDING DAY?)…C-PERSONALITY…D-I’M GONNA GET MARRIED

THE ANSWER IS PRINTED BELOW

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

ANSWER:  B-WHERE WERE YOU (ON OUR WEDDING DAY?) #23 HOT 100…#4 R&B

Don Rondo charted his Billboard Top 100 hit recording of WHITE SILVER SANDS on July 15, 1957.  The single record on the Jubilee Records label (5288) became a #7 hit on the pop chart.  The recording remained on the Top 100 for 19 weeks and sold over 1 million records.  Don also charted  TWO DIFFERENT WORLDS in 1956, this recording also sold a million copies.  The single record also on Jubilee Records (5256) just missed the Top 10, charting at #11.

Don would have just one more charted hit on the Billboard Top 100, it would be THERE’S ONLY YOU on Jubilee Records (5297) in October of 1957.  It would chart at #77.  WHITE SILVER SANDS was a very popular record in the summer of 1957 and was played on oldies radio long after it was off the charts.  It is was covered by Bill Black’s Combo, as an instrumental hit in 1960.  Their recording on Hi Records (2021) became a #9 hit in the spring of that year.  Don Rondo passed away in January of 2011 at the age of 81.

Lost Gold for sure, but not forgotten…Joe Troiano’s Blog…”The Golden Era Of Rock And Roll” is proud to present this Top 10 hit for you to enjoy….

Don Rondo – White Silver Sands (1957)

Till the next time…Joe

HI…THANKS FOR STOPPING BY JOE TROIANO’S BLOG….”THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.  TODAY’S TRIVIA TEASER QUESTION IS:  THE MARCELS CHARTED TWO BILLBOARD HOT 100, TOP 10 HITS IN 1961…ONE OF THEM BECAME A #1 HOT 100 HIT AND ALSO CHARTERD AT #1 ON THE R&B CHART.  THE OTHER BECAME A TOP 10 HOT 100 RECORD, CHARTING AT #7….CAN YOU NAME THESE TWO MARCELS CLASSICS?

THE ANSWER IS BELOW.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

ANSWER:  BLUE MOON…#1 HOT 100 AND #1 R&B HIT….HEARTACHES…#7 HOT 100 HIT

FATS DOMINO…is an American treasure…he is one of the most successful recording artists of all-time.  He is a 1986 member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  His hits are a songbook of the 1950s and 1960s.

In 1952 he charted his first Billboard R&B, #1 hit record…GOIN’ HOME on the Imperial Records label.  Fats would chart 9 #1 hits on the R&B chart.  His other #1’s include….AIN’T THAT A SHAME in 1955, ALL BY MYSELF-1955, POOR ME-1955, I’M IN LOVE AGAIN-1956…his classic recording of, BLUEBERRY HILL in 1956, BLUE MONDAY, in 1956 and I’M WALKIN’ in 1957.

On August 8, 1959 he would chart his final #1 hit single record…I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME.  The single remained on the R&B chart for 13 weeks and was #1 for one week.  Fats crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 and charted his hit record in the Top 10, at #8.  The flip-side of the single, I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOME DAY, became a #22 hit on the Billboard R&B chart and a #17 hit on the Hot 100 chart.  Fats would chart 61 hit single records on the R&B chart along with his 77 hits on the Billboard Pop charts.

Fats Domino, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana is ranked at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart for the 1950s and #4 on the Pop chart for the same period.  Antoine “Fats” Domino was born on February 26, 1928.  He joined the Dave Bartholomew band in the mid-1940’s and signed a recording contract to Imperial Records in 1949.  It has been said that you like some singers and some you don’t like….but everybody loves Fats Domino.

CLICK THE TITLE BELOW TO HEAR FATS SINGING…”I WANT TO WALK YOU HOME”  AND  “I’M GONNA BE A WHEEL SOME DAY”.

I Want to Walk You Home

I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday

Till the next time—Joe  (Joe T.)