Let’s take a look at the top-10 on Billboard’s magazine. April, 27th, 1959. Now the photo above is the cover from July 27th, 1959. It’s very hard to find images of the cover and I was fortunate enough to find one from just a few months after this subject. So, you get a real good Idea of what the covers looked like back then.
I’m also doing something a little different this week. I have found You Tube Videos and am adding them to this week’s “Lounge”. Let me know what’cha think.
1 Come Softly To Me – The Fleetwoods
2 A Fool Such As I – Elvis Presley
Now this is a LIVE recording from the U.S.S. Arizona memorial Concert from 1961. The ONLY time he did this song in concert. A fan made a video to go with the live recording. The concert was not originally filmed.
3 Venus – Frankie Avalon
4 Pink Shoe Laces- Dottie Stevens
5 The Guitar Boogie Shuffle- The Virtues
6 The Happy Organ-Dave “Baby” Cortez
Now THIS is how us “Baby Boomers” listened to music in the pre CD era!
7 I Need Your Love Tonight – Elvis Presley
Please note that the 78 R.P.M. record on this turn table is Canadian. R.C.A. Records (In The U.S.) discontinued single releases on both 45 & 78 R.P.M. with Presley’s release just before this one. After “One Night” b/w “I Got Stung” singles in the U.S. were released only on the 45 R.P.M. format. Canada and many countries around the world continued 78 releases after 1958.
8 Tell Him No – Travis & Bob
9 Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) – The Impalas
10 Turn Me Loose – Fabian
There ya have it. The Top-10 SIXTY years ago this week!
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