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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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The song "To Know Him Is to Love Him" was written by Phil Spector, inspired
by words on his father’s tombstone, "To Know Him Was To Love Him." It was
first recorded by the only vocal group of which he was a member, the Teddy
Bears
. Their recording spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100
singles chart in 1958.

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A GREAT NUMBER FROM 1957

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Shortly before his death, Jimmy Dorsey was awarded a gold record for
"So Rare" which was recorded on November 11, 1956. There remains
a controversy over who played the alto solo on the recording, Dick
Stabile
or Jimmy Dorsey. The single reached the number-two spot on 
the Billboard charts, becoming the highest charting song by a big band
during the first decade of the rock-and-roll era.


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NUMBER-TWO ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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When "So Rare" by The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra peaked  at #2
in Billboard magazine, it became the highest charting song by a
Big Band during the first decade of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The
record stayed on the chart for 26 weeks. Sadly, Dorsey himself
would not live to see that success, as he had passed away on
June 12th due to lung cancer at the age of 53.

Jimmy Dorsey is considered to be one of the most important and
influential alto saxophone players of the Big Band and Swing era. 

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BEACH BOYS MEMORABILIA TO BE AUCTIONED

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LONDON (AP) — A cache of apparently forgotten material dubbed "the
lost archive" of the Beach Boys, one of America’s greatest and most
commercially successful bands, is being put up for auction.

The collection of thousands of documents included what seems to be
the band’s first royalty check, for $990, dozens of signed contracts,
and handwritten and copied scores to "Good Vibrations", "California
Girls" and many other hits from their heyday in the 1960s.

A group of investors is seeking to sell the entire collection as one unit
with the expectation that it will bring several million dollars.

"We thought it would be a crime to break it up," says Ted Owen, who
heads the Fame Bureau, the London-based firm handling the sealed-
bid auction which ends on May 15.

 

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1972!

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Don McLean’s signature song was in the top spot on Billboard’s
Hot 100 for a total of four weeks.

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Don McLean became 67 in October

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