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NUMBER ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The novelty song "The Purple People Eater" was written and performed
by
Sheb Wooley, which reached no. 1 on the Billboard pop charts in 1958
from June 9 to July 14.

According to Wooley, MGM Records initially rejected the song, saying
that it was not the type of music with which they wanted to be identified.

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Actor-singer Sheb Wooley
Shelby Fredrick "Sheb" Wooley
(April 10, 1921 – September 16, 2003)

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Upon it’s release, "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones
their first number one in the US. In 2004, Rolling Stone
magazine placed the song in the second spot on its list of
"The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It was added to the
National Recording Registry
of the Library of Congress in
2006.

 

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The song "I Get Around" was written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for
the rock band the Beach Boys and was released as a single in May 1964
with "Don’t Worry Baby" as its B-side. It became the group’s first number- 
one charting song in the United States. In 2016, the song was inducted
into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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The song "Ain’t That a Shame"
was written by Fats Domino and Dave
Bartholomew
.  released by Imperial Records. I became a hit, eventually
selling a million copies. It reached number 1 on the Billboard R&B chart
and number 10 on the pop chart. The song is ranked number 438 on
Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. turned 89 on
February 26.

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The song “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Coments was a number
one single on both the US and UK charts and also re-entered the UK Singles
Chart
in the 1960s and 1970s. It is ranked No. 158 on the Rolling Stone
magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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William John Clifton "Bill" Haley (July 6, 1925 – February 9, 1981)

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