Top Songs of 1965; #4

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “My Girl” by the Temptations. The song was written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White. The inspiration for the song was Smokey’s wife, Claudette Rogers Robinson who was a member of The Miracles. This became the first number one …

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Top Songs of 1965; #2

The second song to hit the top of the record charts in 1965 was “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” by the Righteous Brothers. The song was written by Barry Mann, Phil Spector and Cynthia Weil. It is an example of Phil Spector’s ‘Wall of Sound’ production technique. Among the background singers on the song is …

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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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