RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

SW45

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The Farina brothers: Santo (right) and Johnny (left) were born in
Brooklyn, New York.  

The song “Sleep Walk” was recorded at Trinity Music in Manhattan, New
York City
, New York. It entered Billboard’s Top 40 on August 17, 1959 and
rose to the number-one position for two weeks in September and remained
in the Top 40 until November 9. The single also reached number four on the
R&B chart. It was the last instrumental to hit number one in the 1950s and
earned Santo & Johnny a gold record.

http://www.santoandjohnny.com/

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