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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The song “Twist and Shout” was the trio’s first record to
reach a Top 20 position in the
Billboard Hot 100 singles
chart. The recording peaked at No. 17 on the pop top
40 charts, and No. 2 on the R&B charts.

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RECORD RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Capitol Records
, who were looking for a young singer to rival Elvis Presley,
invited Gene Vincent to record the song “Be-Bop-A-Lula” at Owen Bradley‘s
studio in Nashville, Tennessee. It was released in June 1956 and immediately
sold well. The song was successful on three singles charts: it peaked at #7
on the Billboard pop music chart, #8 on the R&B chart, and also made the
top ten on the C&W Best Seller chart peaking at #5. In April 1957, Capitol
announced that over 2 million copies of the record had been sold to date.

 

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Gene Vincent with His Blue Caps.

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Gene Vincent (Vincent Eugene Craddock)
(February 11, 1935 – October 12, 1971)

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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 RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The song "Brown Eyed Girl" by Northern Irish singer/songwriter Van
Morrison
was released as a single in June 1967 on the Bang label,
peaking at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It featured The Sweet
Inspirations
singing back-up vocals and is considered to be Van
Morrison’s signature song. It has remained a staple on classic rock
radio, and has been covered by hundreds of bands over the
decades.

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Van Morrison (Sir George Ivan Morrison) will be 72 on August 31.

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