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Thread #118394   Message #2559527
Posted By: John on the Sunset Coast
06-Feb-09 - 06:25 PM
Thread Name: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Subject: RE: What was #1 on the day you were born.
Billy Vaughn, as FB, noted is the correct answer to to my earlier question. But in addition to being a record producer, he also led the sax-filled Billy Vaughn Orchestra which cranked out lots of LP. His monster hit, I guess, was "Sail Along Silver(y) Moon".

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TJinSanDiego--
"Sh-Boom" by the Crew Cuts is the exemplar for bad white covers of R&B songs. In Los Angeles, I don't know about SD, the Chords original was far and away the more popular version. Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris [The Three Haircuts(?)] did wonderful takes skewering groups like the Crew Cuts. I was just about to enter the 10th grade when Peter Potter introduced the real "Sh-Boom" on "Juke Box Jury" in the summer of 1954.

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On the day I graduated high school (yes, I managed to), Pat Boone's "Love Letters in the Sand" was the primero song in the country.