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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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John Lennon‘s voice was practically fried the night they recorded "Twist and
Shout." He had a bad cold and producer George Martin knew they didn’t have
much time to nail down the vocal. Lennon gargled milk and took a cough drop
before stepping into the booth and delivered his throat-shredding take on the
Isley Brothers’ classic. "That song nearly killed me," Lennon said. "My voice
wasn’t the same for a long time after; every time I swallowed, it was like
sandpaper. I was always bitterly ashamed of it, because I could sing better
than that, but now it doesn’t bother me." (Rolling Stone)

"Twist and Shout" was the only million-selling Beatles single that was a cover
record, and the only Beatles cover single to reach the Top 10 on a national
record chart. The song failed to hit #1 because the Beatles had another song
occupying the top spot, "Can’t Buy Me Love".

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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The song “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro hit No. 1 the week after Martin Luther
King, Jr.
was assassinated in Memphis. Further, the Billboard Hot 100 top 10
run of "Honey" began the week of the King assassination and ended the week
of the assassination of Robert Kennedy, and no other Hot 100 entry had a top
10 run that spanned that same time interval. It sold over one million copies in
the United States.

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Bobby Goldsboro turned 76 January 18.

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The song "Lucille", originally recorded by Little Richard, was released in 
February. It reached number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart, 21 on the US 
pop chart, and number 10 on the UK chart.

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Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) turned 84 in December.

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The song "All Shook Up" recorded by Elvis Presley, topped the Billboard
Hot 100
on April 13, 1957, staying there for eight weeks. It also topped
the Billboard R&B chart for four weeks, becoming Presley’s second single
to do so, and peaked at No. 3 on the country chart. It was certified 2X
Platinum by the RIAA and ranked #352 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 
Greatest Songs of All Time.

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The song "Twistin’ the Night Away" was written and recorded by Sam
Cooke
. It became very popular, charting in the top ten of both the
Billboard Hot 100 (#9) and Billboard’s R&B chart (#1)."Twistin’ the
Night Away" was successful overseas as well, peaking at #6 on the
UK Singles Chart.

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               Samuel Cook (January 22, 1931 – December 11, 1964)

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