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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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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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The song "There Goes My Baby" was the first single by the second incarnation
of the Drifters (previously known as the 5 Crowns), who assumed the group
name in 1958 after manager George Treadwell fired the remaining members
of the original lineup. The single reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100
and number one on the Billboard R&B chart and on the Cash Box sales chart
for two weeks, in the summer of 1959. It was Ben E. King’s debut recording as
lead singer of the group and also introduced the idea of using violins.

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THE DRIFTERS, 2017.

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Billboard magazine wrote that the song “What’d I Say’’ was "the strongest pop
record that the artist has done to date". Within weeks it topped out at number
one on Billboard’s R&B singles chart, number six on the Billboard Hot 100, and
it became Charles’ first gold record. It also became Atlantic Records’ best-
selling song at the time.

 

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