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Subject: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/14 at 7:08 am

"The End of the World" is a pop music hit song recorded by Skeeter Davis that enjoyed international success in the 1960s. "The End of the World" was written by Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee; the latter drew on her sorrow from her father's death.

Davis recorded her version on June 8, 1962 at the RCA Studios in Nashville, produced by Chet Atkins, and featuring Floyd Cramer. Released by RCA Records in December 1962, "The End of the World" peaked in March 1963 at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 2 on the Billboard country singles, No. 1 on Billboard's easy listening, and No. 4 on Billboard's rhythm and blues. It is the first, and, to date, only time that a song cracked the Top 10 on all four Billboard charts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgcy-V6YIuI

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/02/14 at 10:01 am

So, them four blokes with a nice line in tunes, funny haircuts and accents were the first British group to hit #1 in America, right?

Wrong! This lot were...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBYdp84AwuU

Incredible production that still sounds great today! I can only imagine how this must have sounded to people some 50+ years ago...

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/02/14 at 10:16 am


So, them four blokes with a nice line in tunes, funny haircuts and accents were the first British group to hit #1 in America, right?

Wrong! This lot were...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBYdp84AwuU

Incredible production that still sounds great today! I can only imagine how this must have sounded to people some 50+ years ago...
Telstar was written and produced by Joe Meek, and featured a clavioline, a keyboard instrument with a distinctive electronic sound. It was recorded in Meek's studio in a small flat above a shop in Holloway Road, North London.

http://www.joemeekpage.info/essay/plaque_304.jpg

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 2:01 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AapxXRlsdwA

sherry- frankie valli & the four seasons

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/02/14 at 2:23 pm

This is one of my favorites from 1962. Takes me back to another time.

Acker Bilk ~ Stranger On The Shore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jzx664u5DA

Bilk's 1962 instrumental tune Stranger on the Shore became the first No. 1 single in the United States by an English artist in the era of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/02/14 at 4:15 pm

Another instrumental! Rather optimistically released in Britain where it was just too darn bluesy to shift many copies...

Re-released here in late 1979 as it proved popular in the 'mod' revival that was going on...voila! A well-deserved belated Top Ten hit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bpS-cOBK6Q

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/02/14 at 6:45 pm

1962 was the (only) year that Canadian Teen Idol Bobby Curtola reached America.  The first week of May, his single Fortune Teller (which had already been a #5 hit in Canada back in March) entered the US chart, spending 14 weeks there, reaching a peak of #41.  Success of the song earned him an appearance on American Bandstand, which was top honours, but despite the thumbs up from Dick Clark, Mr. Curtola never became the BIG star in America that he should have been.

Bobby Curtola - Fortune Teller
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqMsbJeWUdM

Bobby Curtola - Aladdin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dELWGsmEVjM

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 7:05 am


Another instrumental! Rather optimistically released in Britain where it was just too darn bluesy to shift many copies...

Re-released here in late 1979 as it proved popular in the 'mod' revival that was going on...voila! A well-deserved belated Top Ten hit!




Didn't Booker T go on his own in the early 80's with a hit?  ???

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 7:07 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m6lymJy57E

Dion- The Wanderer

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/03/14 at 11:44 am




Dion- The Wanderer
As sung by Mel Gibson in "Chicken Run"

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 01/03/14 at 3:06 pm

Records that were released in the summer around this time in Britain were traditionally low sellers - so much so, that a lot of the record company workforce were allowed to go on vacation! That all changed in 1962, when sales of this thing went hyper...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQF-VsbMfDA

Also became a pretty big hit Stateside, where Vee Jay records picked it up - included in the deal was a band who'd just had a reasonably big hit which Capitol didn't want - The Beatles...

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 01/03/14 at 6:09 pm


1962 was the (only) year that Canadian Teen Idol Bobby Curtola reached America.  The first week of May, his single Fortune Teller (which had already been a #5 hit in Canada back in March) entered the US chart, spending 14 weeks there, reaching a peak of #41.  Success of the song earned him an appearance on American Bandstand, which was top honours, but despite the thumbs up from Dick Clark, Mr. Curtola never became the BIG star in America that he should have been.




He should have been, very famous in Canada. He is still famous here and his songs get played often on Oldies stations.  He was as famous in the early to mid 60s as anyone (in Canada) really.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/03/14 at 7:04 pm


He should have been, very famous in Canada. He is still famous here and his songs get played often on Oldies stations.  He was as famous in the early to mid 60s as anyone (in Canada) really.


I hear he often performs in Toronto.  I find it funny that tourists from America or other countries go and see him, not knowing who he is, and all they see is an old man singing songs about young girls lol

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/04/14 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwIYSofgpY0

Shelley Fabares - Johnny Angel

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/18/14 at 9:00 pm

Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - The Lonely Bull

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EDW6gEQ2DU

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/19/14 at 3:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgCHOrF5ryY

Chubby Checker - limbo rock

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/14 at 12:42 pm

"500 Miles" (also known as "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament") is a folk song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival. The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveller who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return. The song is generally credited as being written by Hedy West, and a 1961 copyright is held by Atzal Music, Inc. The song was heard on the February, 1962 Kingston Trio live album College Concert (a 1962 US #3). It was further popularized by Peter, Paul and Mary (it was the second track on their US #1, May 1962 debut album). Recently, the song has been recorded by Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan and Stark Sands for the soundtrack of the film Inside Llewyn Davis. The soundtrack was released on November 11, 2013.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwB2A9HHaCU&feature=kp

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/22/14 at 3:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYDSFKLu-TA&feature=kp

Freddy Cannon - Palisades Park

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 11:45 am

"Ring-A-Ding Girl" was the British entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, performed in English by Ronnie Carroll.

On the night of the contest the song was performed 13th, and at the close of the voting the song had received 10 points, placing 4th in a field of 16.

The song reached #46 on the UK Singles Chart. Ronnie Carroll returned as the British representative at the following year's Eurovision Song Contest held in London with "Say Wonderful Things".

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 12:17 pm

"I Can't Stop Loving You" is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter and musician Don Gibson, who first recorded it on December 30, 1957, for RCA Victor Records.

The song was covered by Ray Charles in 1962, featured on Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, and released as a single. Charles' version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1962, for five weeks. This version went to number one on the U.S. R&B and Adult Contemporary charts. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1962. Charles reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1962, staying for two weeks.

The Ray Charles version is noted for his saying the words before the last five lines of the song on the final chorus: "Sing the Song, Children". It was ranked No. 164 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and #49 on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 4:23 am

1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/19/15 at 1:13 pm


1962 – A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".

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I was reading that she was drunk during her salute.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/19/15 at 1:20 pm


I was reading that she was drunk during her salute.
Judging by the MM autopsy program, she was probably more than drunk.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/04/15 at 2:17 pm

"Soul Bossa Nova" is a popular instrumental title, composed by and first performed by American impresario, jazz composer, arranger, and record producer Quincy Jones. It appeared on his 1962 Big Band Bossa Nova album on Mercury Records. Multi-reed player Roland Kirk played the flute solo. Incomplete personnel on the album liner notes do not specify the prominent brass players. According to Jones, he took twenty minutes to compose the piece. The piece prominently features a Cuíca, responsible for the distinctive "laughing" sound in the first bars.

Like Dream Warriors, Canadian Mike Myers grew up watching Definition, and as a homage to his childhood used the title as the theme for the Austin Powers film series, starting with Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 7:04 am

"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" is a popular song, written in the fall of 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, by George Cory (1920-1978) and Douglass Cross (1920-1975) and best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett. The song was released as a single by Tony Bennett in 1962 on Columbia Records as the b-side to "Once Upon A Time," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was later issued on the album of the same name. The song is one of the official anthems for the city of San Francisco.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 5:51 pm

"A Swingin' Safari" is an instrumental composed by Bert Kaempfert in 1962. It was recorded by Kaempfert on Polydor Records and released in the United States on Decca Records, but failed to chart. It was then recorded by Billy Vaughn that same year, and Vaughn's cover reached number 13 on the Billboard charts in the summer of 1962.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 2:21 pm

"Mr. Lonely" is a song co-written and recorded by Bobby Vinton. The song featured originally as part of Vinton's album Roses Are Red during 1962. Later that year, Buddy Greco recorded a version of the song using a very similar musical arrangement as Vinton's version. Greco's single release scored #64 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during November 1962. Vinton's recording was included on his Greatest Hits album during 1964 autumn and concurrently issued as a single, scoring #1 on the Billboard chart during December of that year.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/22/16 at 7:42 am

"She's Got You" is a pop song written by Hank Cochran and was first recorded and released as a single by Patsy Cline in 1962. Musically the song is an upbeat jazz-pop song with country overtones to support it.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 06/21/16 at 11:15 pm

Green Onions ~ Booker T and the MG's

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A classic instrumental tune. O0

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 1:57 am

"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 1:59 am


"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.

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On September 10th 1962, the BBC banned Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers single 'Monster Mash' saying it was offensive. The single went on to be a UK No.3 hit in 1973.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 09/10/16 at 7:03 am


On September 10th 1962, the BBC banned Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers single 'Monster Mash' saying it was offensive. The single went on to be a UK No.3 hit in 1973.



What was offensive about it? ???

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/16 at 7:44 am



What was offensive about it? ???
The BBC had banned the record from airplay in 1962 on the grounds that the song was "too morbid".

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 2:28 am

"Rhythm of the Rain" is a song performed by The Cascades, released in November 1962. It was written by Cascades band member John Claude Gummoe. It rose to number three on the US pop chart on March 9, 1963, and spent two weeks at number one on the US Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked the record as the No. 4 song of 1963.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 09/14/16 at 2:38 pm


The BBC had banned the record from airplay in 1962 on the grounds that the song was "too morbid".


I didn't find it offensive.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/16 at 8:13 pm


I didn't find it offensive.
It was Halloween fun!

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 09/15/16 at 2:35 pm


It was Halloween fun!


as most Halloween music should be.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 09/15/16 at 6:50 pm


"Monster Mash" is a 1962 novelty song and the best-known song by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. The song was released as a single on Gary S. Paxton's Garpax Records label in August 1962 along with a full-length LP called The Original Monster Mash, which contained several other monster-themed tunes. The "Monster Mash" single was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on October 20–27 of that year, just before Halloween. It has been a perennial holiday favorite ever since.


54 years later it still remains a favorite on many radio stations in late October, regardless of the timeframe of their current formats.



I didn't find it offensive.

Me neither.


It was Halloween fun!

as most Halloween music should be.

True that.

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/16 at 9:28 pm

"Sealed with a Kiss" is a song written by Peter Udell and Gary Geld. In 1962, Brian Hyland covered the song. Hyland's single began its run on June 6, 1962 and became a hit, reaching No. 3 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/22/16 at 8:32 am

"Silver Threads and Golden Needles", a song written by Jack Rhodes and Dick Reynolds, was first recorded by Wanda Jackson in 1956. The UK folk/pop group The Springfields had a 1962 hit which peaked at #20 in Billboard, the first single by a British group to reach the American Billboard top 20.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/23/16 at 4:08 am

Released in December 1962 by Cliff Richard and the Shadows, "Bachelor Boy" (written by Bruce Welch and Cliff Richard) was a double 'A' side with "The Next Time" the first of three number one hit singles from the Cliff Richard musical, Summer Holiday. It was followed at number one by The Shadows "Dance On!". The single spent three weeks at No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in January 1963.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/10/17 at 1:13 am

(Might not be the exact year)

The Belairs - Squad Car

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5lS5hxZd8

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/17 at 3:53 am

The "James Bond Theme" is the main signature theme of the James Bond films and has featured in every Eon Productions Bond film since Dr. No, released in 1962. The piece has been used as an accompanying fanfare to the gun barrel sequence in almost every James Bond film. Monty Norman has been credited with writing the "James Bond Theme", and has received royalties since 1962.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 04/23/17 at 10:00 pm

"I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)" by the Ikettes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEJkcbeA41Y

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 2:40 am

"If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" is a song written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays. It was written in 1949 in support of the progressive movement, and was first recorded by The Weavers, a folk music quartet composed of Seeger, Hays, Ronnie Gilbert and Fred Hellerman. It was a number 10 hit for Peter, Paul and Mary in 1962 and then went to number three a year later when recorded by Trini Lopez.


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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/17 at 4:02 am

"Lemon Tree" is a folk song written by Will Holt in the late 1950s. The tune is based on the Brazilian folk song Meu limão, meu limoeiro, arranged by José Carlos Burle in 1937 and made popular by Brazilian singer Wilson Simonal. The song has been covered by many singers including Peter, Paul and Mary in 1962.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/15/17 at 4:01 am

"Got My Mind Set on You" is a song written and composed by Rudy Clark and originally recorded by James Ray in 1962, under the title "I've Got My Mind Set on You". An edited version of the song was released later in the year as a single on the Dynamic Sound label. In 1987, George Harrison released a cover version of the song as a single, and released it on his album, Cloud Nine, which he had recorded on his own Dark Horse Records label.

https://youtu.be/k68Fob0QA_k

Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/24/17 at 7:56 am

"Devil Woman" is a song written and performed by American country music artist Marty Robbins. It was released in June 1962 as the first single and title track from the album Devil Woman. "Devil Woman" was Robbins' seventh single to reach number one on the country chart, spending eight weeks at the top spot. "Devil Woman" also crossed over onto the pop chart, peaking at number sixteen. This same version of the song was also recorded by Trini Lopez for his 1968 album Welcome to Trini Country.


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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/06/17 at 9:23 am

"Wonderful Land" is an instrumental piece written by Jerry Lordan recorded and released as a single by The Shadows in 1962. It stayed at No. 1 for eight weeks in the UK Singles Chart; Lordan had previously written the hugely successful "Apache" for the Shadows in 1960, and "Wonderful Land" was recorded in May 1961 by the Shadows' original line up of Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Jet Harris and Tony Meehan. The strings were added later by producer Norrie Paramor. By the time of the song's release, Tony Meehan had left the group to be replaced by Brian Bennett who co-wrote the B-side "Stars Fell on Stockton". The group was in a period of transition and whilst the song was at No. 1 Jet Harris left to be replaced by Brian Locking.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/13/18 at 6:17 am

"London By Night", from Frank Sinatra's 1962 album "Sinatra Sings Great Songs from Great Britain". This song was released as a single and it flopped.

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Subject: Re: 1962: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 10/23/18 at 2:20 pm

"These Arms of Mine" is a 1962 song written by soul musician Otis Redding. Redding, at that time a member of Pat Teacake's Band, consisting of lead guitarist Johnny Jenkins, bassist Pat Teacake and vocalist/songwriter Redding, who also served as driver for Jenkins, who did not have a driver's license. Atlantic Records artist representative Joe Galkin showed interest in Jenkins and proposed to send him to a studio. On the way to a gig, Redding had the opportunity to perform the songs "Hey Hey Baby" and "These Arms of Mine" as the set of Jenkins and house band Booker T. & the M.G.'s ended their sets earlier than scheduled.

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