Song from 50 Years Ago; extra

This is one of the songs that make me think of summer. Palisades Park by Freddy Cannon never hit the number one spot on the record charts. It only reached reached number 3 on the Billboard chart for the week of May 6-12, 1962. Then on the Cash Box chart the song also reached number …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #10

The next song to reach the top of the charts in 1962 was not a rock song. It was Stranger on the Shore by Mr Acker Bilk. Bernard Stanley Bilk got the nickname “Acker” from a slang term meaning “friend.” He wrote the song for his daughter, Jenny, and named the song for her. He …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #8

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 is “Mashed Potato Time” by Dee Dee Sharp. She had already had a hit song in 1962. That was “Slow Twistin’” with Chubby Checker.  Both ’62 and ’63 were big years for Dee Dee. After that her music career mostly disappeared even though …

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