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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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The Drifters first single featuring Charlie Thomas on lead vocal, "Sweets
for My Sweet" reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 10 on the
R&B chart, in October 1961. This was one of the few post-1958 Drifters
singles that did not feature a string section. It also featured Jimmy Radcliffe
and four female backup vocalists, all of whom would later have hit records,
Cissy Houston, Doris Troy, Dionne Warwick, and Dee Dee Warwick. The
recording also features an up in front piano provided by the song’s co-writer,
Mort Shuman. (From Wikipedia)

 

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The song "The Tracks of My Tears" was written by
Smokey Robinson, Pete
Moore
, and Marv Tarplin. It is a multiple award-winning hit R&B song and
was also chosen as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that
Shaped Rock and Roll.


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William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. turned 77 on February 19.

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HIT RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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Fats Domino scored his first R&B #1 hit with “Goin’ Home,” which he recorded with his own band, due to Dave Bartholomew’s departure.

    
    
    
    
   

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Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. turned 89 on February 26.

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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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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The song "You’re My Everything" was recorded by
The Temptations for
the Gordy Motown label. It reached number three on the
U.S. R&B chart
and number six on the
U.S. Pop chart. It would be the third single from
the group’s 1967 album The Temptations with a Lot o’ Soul.

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