Beatles on Sullivan Show

It was 50 years today that the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. The tickets for the audience were next to impossible to get. The Beatles followed Ed’s show opening introduction, performing “All My Loving” and “Till There Was You.” At the end of the show they performed “I Saw Her …

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Top Songs of 1964; #2

The second song to hit the top of the record charts in 1964  was “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen. The song was banned in some places because some people thought that the lyrics were indecent. In fact, the lead singer would later say that he had forgotten the words so he just mumbled. The song …

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Top Songs of 1963; #23

The last song to hit the top of the record chart in 1963 was very unusual. “Dominique” was written and preformed by by The Singing Nun also known as  “Sœur Sourire” (“Sister Smile”). The song is about Saint Dominic, a Spanish-born priest and founder of the Dominican Order, of which the Sister was a member. Although …

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1 Major and 1 Minor Event from Nov. 22, 1963

It was fifty years ago that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. There have been many TV programs and news reports this week dealing with the life and death of Pres. Kennedy. I remember that I was in study hall school when his assassination was announced. The school fell silent but I could her someone …

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Top Songs of 1963; #22

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “I’m Leaving It All Up to You” by Dale and Grace. The song was written by Donald Harris and Dewey Terry who issued a record of the song in 1957. Robert Dale Houston and Grace Broussard had both had been singing for several …

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Top Songs of 1963; #21

The next songs to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Deep Purple” by Nino Tempo and April Stevens. The song was written in the early 1930s by pianist Peter DeRose and recorded as an instrumental. Then in 1938 lyrics were added by Mitchell Parish and was recorded by a few other artists. The …

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