“GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK & ROLL JUKEBOX…RON HOLDEN…”LOVE YOU SO” / “MY BABE”

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RON HOLDEN CHARTED HIS TOP 10 HIT RECORD…”LOVE YOU SO”, ON THE DONNA RECORDS LABEL (1315) ON APRIL 4, 1960….THE SINGLE CHARTED AT #7 ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 19 WEEKS.  THE SINGLE RECORD CROSSED OVER TO THE BILLBOARD R&B CHART….CLIMBING TO #11 AND REMAINING ON THE CHART FOR 9 WEEK.  HIS GREAT VERSION OF…”MY BABE” DID NOT CHART.

RON PASSED AWAY IN 1997 AT THE AGE OF 57…”THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK & ROLL” IS PROUD TO PRESENT…RON HOLDEN with THE THUNDERBIRDS…WITH BOTH SIDES OF THIS CLASSIC RECORDING.

Love You So

My Babe

Till the next time…Joe (JoeT.)

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THE GENIES–“WHO’S THAT KNOCKING”

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The Genies are an R&B vocal group from Brooklyn, New York.  Members included:  Roy Hammond lead vocal, Claude Johnson, Bill Gains, Alexander Faison and Fred Jones.  Claude (Juan) Johnson and Roland (Don) Trone would later become the duo of  Don & Juan and record the classic…WHAT’S YOUR NAME  in 1962 on Big Top Records.

The Genies originated in 1956 on Long Beach, Long Island, New York.  In 1958 while they were singing, a man gave them his card…the man was Bob Shad, President of Shad Records in New York.  The meeting led to an audition and a recording contract.  The result of that was their classic hit recording of…WHO’S THAT KNOCKING  on Shad Records.  Almost a year later the record was released.  The single made its Billboard Hot 100 debut on March 30, 1959 (Shad Records 5002).  The Genies recording charted at #71 on the Hot 100 and remained on the…

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