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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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"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 Atlantic Records release was Ben E. King’s
debut recording as lead singer of the group.

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HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHTLIGHTS

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Mike Gracia


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Robert “Rob” Reiner is 68 years old today.

 

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NUMBER-ONE SONG ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The Temptations went to the top of the singles chart with the Smokey
Robinson penned "My Girl", making the group the first male act to have
a chart topper for Motown Records, the first single to feature David Ruffin
on lead vocals and the group’s first number-one hit. It became the groups
signature song. In 2004, "My Girl" was ranked number 88 on Rolling Stone ‘​s
list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

Tune Trivia: The Miracles were originally picked to record the song.

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The signature guitar riff heard during the
introduction and under the verses was
played by
Robert White (above) of the
Funk Brothers.

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