This Week In Vocal Group History

1955

Though the New Jersey Shirelles out paced The Bronx, New York quartet (#39 to #76) the recording was memorable as The Chiffons first Hot 100 offing of a career 12 hits thru 1966.

The Chiffons, locked in a cover battle with The Shirelles, charted today with “Tonight’s The Night”.

1966

The Monkees TV show debuted.

Top Single

  • “Crying In The Chapel” The Orioles #1 R&B 1953
  • “House Of The Rising Sun” The Animals #1 1964

Birthday

Warren Corbin (The Cleftones) 1938
Barry White (The Upfronts) 1944

 
 

1969

The 4 Seasons “And That Reminds Me” (#45) charted. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Alice Cooper, Gene Vincent and The Doors appeared at the Toronto Rock & Roll Revival Concert.

Top Single

  • “Oh What A Night” The Dells #11 1969
  • “Rhinestone Cowboy” Glen Campbell #11975

 
 

1968

The Beatles classic “Hey Jude” (#1 in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Holland, Japan, France & Israel) was inspired by The Drifters 1960 hit “Save The Last Dance For Me”.

Top Single

  • “My Boyfriends Back” The Angels #1 1963

 
 

1951

he Four Aces first 45 “It’s No Sin” charted reaching #4. The group paid for their session with lead Al Alberts and his fiancés wedding money and $500 from two college students.

1956

Paul Anka recorded his first single “I Confess” at Modern Records in Los Angeles with vocal backing by the R&B group The Cadets.

Top Single

  • “Sherry” The 4 Seasons #1 1962

 
 

1957

Norman Fox & The Rob Roys “Tell Me Why” and The Moonglows “The Beating Of My Heart” were released. 1964 – The “Shindig” TV show debuted on ABC-TV with the Righteous Brothers, The Everly Brothers and Sam Cook.

Top Single

  • “Black & White” Three Dog Night #1 1972
  • “Boogie Oogie Oogie” A Taste Of Honey #1 1978

Birthday

Betty Kelly (The Vandellas) 1944

 
 

1956

“My Confession” was recorded by David Ford and The Ebbtides who were really The Hollywood Flames.

Top Single

  • “Cherish” The Association #1 1966

Birthday

Lamont McLemore (The 5th Dimension) 1940

 
 

1954

The Diablos classic “The Wind” was released. 1987 – The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Brian Wilson were nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Top Single

  • “When We Get Married” The Dreamlovers #10
  • 1961 “Take Good Care Of My Baby” Bobby Vee #1 1961
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