HIT RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

LEADER OF THE PACK

The Shangri-Las "Leader Of The Pack" was recorded at the Ultrasonic
Sound studio located on the second floor of a Manhattan hotel. It became
number one the Billboard Hot 100 on November 28, 1964. Rolling Stone
ranked the song among the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, at #447.


Shangri-Las

The Shangri-Las today are from left: Mary Snyder-Fox, Jerry Bocchino
(the veteran of the group), and Victoria Palagy 

posted by Bob Karm in ANNIVERSARY,Billboard #1,DEBUT,HISTORY,MUSIC and have Comment (1)

One Response to “HIT RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1964”

  1. Johnny says:

    The group at the bottom is in no way The Shangri-Las. In the late 80s, the trademark of the name was snatched up by slimy Richard Fox who hired three women to go out and perform as The Shangri-Las. These “fake Shangs” as fans of the original group sometimes call them would openly refer to the Shangri-Las’ hits as “our songs” despite having nothing to do with the original recordings. These women (and Fox) are profiting of of Mary, Betty, Margie and Mary Ann’s hard work back in the 60s. The real Shangri-Las have not performed since 1989. Margie and Mary Ann are both deceased. The three “fake Shangs” and their manager really are the scum of the Earth, defrauding people into believing this act has anything to do with the real Shangri-Las. If you search on YouTube for “Shangri-Las” and “Entertainment Tonight” there is a story from 1989 about the lawsuit and you can see what an arrogant opportunistic slimeball Dick Fox is.

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