Top Songs of 1964: #27

The Supremes were back with their third number one song of 1964 with “Come See About Me.” It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. The song was the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of Dec. 13 – 19 and then again hit the top of …

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Cab Calloway

Cabell “Cab” Calloway III was born in Rochester on Christmas day in 1907. His family moved to Baltimore, MD about 1918. Cab’s mother was a teacher and his father was a lawyer and in real estate> The family wanted Cab to follow in his father’s footsteps. He enrolled in Crane College but left school to …

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Top Songs of 1964: #23

Another teenage tragedy song hit the top of the record charts in the end of 1964.  “Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las was about Betty who is asked by friends to confirm that she is dating Jimmy, the leader of a motorcycle gang. She tells that she “met him at the candy store” and …

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Top Songs of 1964: #22

The Supremes are back at the top of the record charts in 1964 with “Baby Love.” It was written and produced by Motown’s main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. This was the second number one song of the year for The Supremese. In the next few years, they would have another 10 songs on the top of …

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Top Songs of 1964: #21

“Lass Kiss” by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers was the next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964. The song was originally released in 1961 by Wayne Cochran who was one of the co-writers. “Lass Kiss” was one of several teen tragedy songs from that period. It tells the story …

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