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RECORDING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1957

The song "Peggy Sue" was written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman
Petty
. It was originally called "Cindy Lou", named for Buddy’s niece, but was
later changed to "Peggy Sue" in reference to Crickets drummer Jerry Allison‘s
girlfriend (and future wife), Peggy Sue Gerron. The song went to #3 on the
Billboard Top 100 chart in 1957. It is currently ranked as the 106th greatest
song of all time, as well as the third best song of 1957, by Acclaimed Music.


Norman Petty in the Clovis recording studio control room.

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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 both the Billboard and Cash Box charts. It was backed with "Shut
Down”. Billboard ranked "Surfin’ U.S.A." the number 2 song of 1963 and is
part of the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock
and Roll
list.

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SINGER IS 80 TODAY

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Music-Bobby Bare
Robert Joseph "Bobby" Bare, Sr. was born in Ironton, Ohio.

Bobby Bare was signed by musician Chet Atkins in 1962 to RCA Records
where he recorded the hit "500 Miles Away From Home” in 1963.

A #3 hit for Bobby in early 1965.

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NUMBER-THREE ON THIS DAY IN 1963

The Name Game ShirleyEllis

Following her 1963 #8 hit "The Nitty Gritty", Shirley Ellis reaches #3
on the Billboard Pop chart and #4 on the R&B chart with a novelty
tune called "The Name Game".

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                        shirley ellis

                         Shirley Ellis (January 19, 1929 – October 5, 2005) 

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NUMBER-THREE SINGLE ON THIS DAY IN

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                           kathy young

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Kathy Young and the Innocents

After reaching #28 with their first chart entry, "Honest I Do", earlier in the
year, Kathy Young and The Innocents attain their only Top 10 hit when
"A Thousand Stars" tops out at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Young was
not yet fifteen when she made the recording.

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Kathy Young, seen here with a member of the Doo-Wop group The 
Earth Angels, turned 68 on October 21.

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