Top Song 50 Years Ago; #16

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was “Sheila” by Tommy Roe. After graduating from high school, Tommy got a job soldering wires at General Electric in his native Atlanta. When “Sheila” became a hit, the record company wanted him to do a tour but he refused until they offered …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; Extra #2

Pat Boone was a big star in the late 50s and early 60s. He wasn’t just one of those one hit wonders. According to Billboard, he was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s (behind Elvis). He even had a TV show from 1957 – 1960. Many of Pat Boone’s hit songs were …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #13

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was a very romantic song. Roses are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton was originally recorded as an R&B song but he was allowed to record it again with a new arrangement including strings. It was Bobby’s first hit song. The song hit …

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