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FIRST RECORD DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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The song "A Teenager’s Romance" is a song written by David Gillam and
performed by Ricky Nelson. It reached #2 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1957
and was ranked #25 on Billboard magazine’s Top Hot 100 songs of the same 
year. The records A-side, "I’m Walkin’", reached #4 on the Billboard chart  
and #10 on the R&B chart.

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Eric Hilliard "Ricky" "Rick" Nelson
(May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985)

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The song "Johnny B. Goode" was written and first recorded by Chuck Berry. It
was a major hit among both black and white audiences, peaking at number 2
on Billboard magazine’s Hot R&B Sides chart and number 8 on its Hot 100
chart. It is credited as "the first rock & roll hit about rock & roll stardom” and
is also ranked seventh on Rolling Stone‘s list of the "500 Greatest Songs of
All Tim”.

 

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Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry
(October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017)


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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The single “Surfin’ U.S.A.” peaked at number two in the chart of the Music
Vendor
trade paper (within a year renamed Record World) and at number
three on the Billboard and Cash Box charts.

Billboard ranked song the number 2 song of 1963. It has since become 
an example of the California Sound. It is also part of the The Rock and
Roll Hall of
Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll
list.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The song Barbara Ann entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week ending
January 1, 1966. The week ending January 29, the song leaped from #15 to
#2 and almost made the #1 position.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The single "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues charted at #2
on the Billboard Hot 100 and was #1 on Cash Box. It earned a Gold
certification for sales of a million copies.

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