Category: One-Hit Wonders


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HERE IS DONNIE OWENS WITH SOME OF HIS BEST SIDES ON THE JAMIE/GUYDEN RECORDS LABEL. WE HOPE YOU ENJOY ONE OF OUR MOST REQUESTED TUNES “NEED YOU” ALONG WITH SOME OTHER GREAT SIDES. THIS IS THE ORIGINAL GUYDEN HIT..”NEED YOU”


NEED YOU


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IF I’M WRONG


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IT IS SAD TO REPORT THAT PHIL EVERLY HAS PASSED AWAY ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 74. PHIL WAS BORN ON JANUARY 19, 1939 IN CHICAGO, ILLNOIS. HE AND BROTHER DON EVERLY BECAME THE GREATEST DUO OF THE ROCK ERA. THEY CHARTED 50 HIT RECORDINGS ON THE BILLBOARD POP CHARTS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1968. PHIL BEGAN SINGING AT THE AGE OF 6, HIS BROTHER DON AT THE AGE OF 8 IN THEIR PARENTS BAND. THEY RECORDED FOR COLUMBIA RECORDS IN 1956 AND THEN SIGNED TO ARCHIE BLEYER’S, CADENCE RECORDS IN 1957. THEIR FIRST HIT RECORD WAS “BYE BYE LOVE” IN 1957 A #2 POP HIT AND A #1 COUNTRY HIT IN THE USA. THE EVERLY BROTHERS WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME IN 1986.

PLEASE SEE OTHER POSTS ON THE EVERLY BROTHERS ALONG WITH A JUKEBOX OF SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST HITS.

WE SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS TO THE EVERLY FAMILY. THAT WONDERFUL VOICE IS NOW A PART OF THE HEAVENLY CHOIR.1d39cf7a-16b3-3c48-ba48-d8525ff567dd12bf3145-c70b-3f1b-aa1d-4dfa48382e84323-1-im-Cover-7750Phil-Everly-One-Half-of-the-Everly-Brothers-Dies-Aged-74-413516-2The+Everly+Brothers+4

images (4)VITO PICONE WAS THE LEAD SINGER OF THIS GROUP FROM STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK THEY CHARTED A #1 HIT RECORD IN 1958 ON THE APT RECORDS LABEL. THE RECORD WOULD BE THE GROUPS ONLY BILLBOARD CHARTED HIT….CAN YOU NAME THE GROUP.

THE ANSWER IS PRINTED BELOW

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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Christmas-Tree-animated-Christmas-2008-christmas-2760885-440-330 (1)WISHING ALL OF MY READERS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR….THANKS FOR READING MY POSTS AND FOR LISTENING TO MY RADIO SHOW ON www.oldiesplus.net .  YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS FROM THE 50S – 60S AND MORE… ARE HERE ON MY WEBPAGE AND ON MY RADIO SHOWS….

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

imagesIN 1989 VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS RELEASED A SONG THAT WOULD BECOME A “CHRISTMAS CLASSIC”…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” ON THE WALDOXY RECORD LABEL.  THE SINGLE CHARTED EVERimages (5)Y YEAR ON THE BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SINGLES AND TRACKS CHART FROM 1994-2000, PEAKING AT #31 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS IN 1999.  LISA LAYNE SINGS THE LEAD VOCAL ON THE CHRISTMAS LOVE SONG.  THE SONG BECAME THE MOST PLAYED COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TUNE ON RADIO.  THE SINGLE ALSO CHARTED ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 RECURRENT AIRPLAY CHART AT #23 IN 2002.  IT WAS WRITTEN BY TROY POWERS AND ANDY STONE.

THE MELODY OF “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” IS BASED ON BOBBY VINTON’S #9 HIT SINGLE FROM 1964…”MY HEART BELONGS TO ONLY YOU” WITH A COUPLE OF CHANGES.  THE GROUP HAS GONE THROUGH MANY CHANGES SINCE “ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU” FIRST BECAME A HIT, BUT ONE THING HAS REMAINED…THE SONG IS STILL ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE SONGS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.

HERE IS VINNIE VANCE AND THE VALIANTS…SINGING THEIR ALL-TIME CHRISTMAS CLASSIC…”ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

ERSEL HICKEY WAS BORN IN BRIGHTON, NEW YORK…A SUBURB OF ROCHESTER, NEW YORK ON JUNE 27, 1934.  THE ROCKABILLY  SINGER/GUITARIST IS BEST KNOW FOR HIS 1958 HIT RECORD…”BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN”.  THE SINGLE RECORD ON THE EPIC RECORD LABEL (9263) MADE ITS BILLBOARD  TOP 100 DEBUT ON APRIL 28, 1958.  THE SINGLE CLIMBED THE TOP 100 TO #75, REMAINING ON THE CHART FOR 6 WEEKS.  THE FLIP SIDE OF THE SINGLE RECORD WAS…”HANGIN’ AROUND”…IT DID NOT CHART.

ERSEL WOULD NOT CHART ANOTHER TOP 100 HIT ALTHOUGH HE WOULD RECORD MANY OTHER GREAT SIDES INCLUDING…”GOIN’ DOWN THAT ROAD” 1958…”YOU NEVER CAN TELL” 1958…AND MANY OTHERS.  HE MAY BE CONSIDERED A ONE-HIT WONDER…BUT THE FACT IS…HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST EARLY ROCKABILLY ARTISTS…HIS ONLY CHARTED HIT “BLUEBIRDS OVER THE MOUNTAIN”, HAS BEEN COVERED BY SUCH LEGENDARY ARTISTS AS, RONNIE HAWKINS, RITCHIE VALENS AND THE BEACH BOYS.  ERSEL HICKEY WROTE AND RECORDED HIS TIMELESS CLASSIC THAT IS MORE POPULAR TODAY THEN IT WAS BACK IN 1958.  ERSEL PASSED AWAY IN JULY OF 2004 AT THE AGE OF 70.

WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT ERSEL HICKEY SINGING BOTH SIDES OF HIS EPIC HIT RECORD…A SOLID GOLD CLASSIC FROM “THE GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”

Bluebirds Over The Mountain

Hangin’ Around

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE (JOE T)

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TOMMY DEE’S TRIBUTE TO…BUDDY HOLLY, THE BIG BOPPER AND RITCHIE VALENS BECAME A HUGE HIT IN 1959.  THE SONG WAS ABOUT THE THREE ROCK STARS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN A PLANE CRASH ON FEBRUARY 3, 1959.

TOMMY’S VERSION CHARTED ON MARCH 30, 1959 ON CREST RECORDS (1057).  TOMMY A RADIO DJ AT THE TIME (KFXM-SAN BERNADINO) RECORDED THE SONG, (THAT WAS FIRST RECORDED BY EDDIE COCHRAN), WITH CAROL KAY AND THE TEEN-AIRES.  THE SINGLE BECAME A #11 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 AND REMAINED ON THE CHART FOR 12 WEEKS.

TOMMY DEE, WHO WAS BORN THOMAS DONALDSON ON JULY 15, 1933 IN VICKER, VIRGINIA WOULD NOT CHART ANOTHER HIT RECORD.  HE WOULD LATER BECOME A RECORD COMPANY PRODUCER/PROMOTER IN NASHVILLE.  TOMMY DEE PASSED AWAY IN JANUARY OF 2007 AT THE AGE OF 73.

CLICK ON THE TITLE BELOW…TOMMY DEE IS WAITING TO PERFORM HIS CLASSIC TRIBUTE TO…BUDDY HOLLY…THE BIG BOPPER…AND…RITCHIE VALENS…”THREE STARS”…SOLID GOLD FROM THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

Three Stars

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Laurie London was born on January 19, 1944 in London, England.  He was just 14 years old when his recording of…HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)  became a world-wide hit.  The million-selling single record on Capitol Records (3891) became a huge hit on both the Billboard R&B chart and the Billboard Top 100 chart.

On April 7, 1958 the single charted on the R&B chart and reached #3, holding that spot for 2 weeks.  The single remained on the chart for 11 weeks.  On March 24, 1958…HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)  made its Top 100 debut.  The single became a #1 hit record and held the #1 spot for 4 weeks.  Laurie’s hit became one of the biggest hits of 1958 and sold over 1 million copies, earning him a “Gold Record”.  HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)  would be Laurie London’s only hit record in the US.

The flip-side of the single…HANDED DOWN, did not chart.

THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL” IS HAPPY TO BRING YOU…LAURIE LONDON…SINGING HIS CLASSIC 1958 #1 MILLION SELLER…”HE’S GOT THE WHOLD WORLD (IN HIS HANDS)”.

He’s Got The Whole World (In His Hands)

Till the next time—Joe