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.
The Sun Studio recording of “Great Balls of Fire” reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts, No. 3 on the R&B charts, and No. 1 on the country charts. It was ranked as the 96th greatest song ever by Rolling Stone and is also listed as one of the world’s best- selling singles of all time.
Jerry Lee Lewis just turned 81 in September.
"Soul Man" was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. The song was successful as a number 2 hit by Atlantic Records soul duo Sam & Dave.
Samuel David "Sam" Moore (above) will be 81 in October. Dave Porter died in 1988 from injuries sustained in a automobile accident.
"Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh (A Letter from Camp)" is a Grammy Award- winning novelty song by Allan Sherman and Lou Busch. It is based on letters of complaint Allan received from his son Robert while attended Camp Champlain in Westport, New York. The song is a parody that complains about the fictional "Camp Granada" and is set to the tune of Amilcare Ponchielli‘s "Dance of the Hours". The song scored #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list for three weeks beginning August 24, 1963 and won a 1964 Grammy Award for comedy.
Allan Sherman (Allan Copelon) (November 30, 1924 – November 20, 1973)
The song "I Was Made to Love Her" by Stevie Wonder peaked at number- two on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in July 1967. It was held out of the top spot by "Light My Fire" by The Doors and spent four non-consecutive weeks at number-one on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.
Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Judkins) turned 66 in May.