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This Week In Vocal Group History

September 1, 1958 Two classics, “I’m so Young” by The Students (#26 R&B) and The Moonglows “Ten Commandments Of Love” (#22 Pop, #9 R&B) were issued.

1956 – Johnnie Ray’s “Just Walkin’ In The Rain” debuted eventually reaching #2. The original version was done 3 years earlier by The Prisonaires, an R&B quintet who were all inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary.

Top Single:“Don’t You Know” The Clovers #1 R&B 1951 “Sheila” Tommy Roe #1 1962

Birthday: Tommy Evans (The Drifters) 1927 Barry Gibb (The Bee Gees) 1947



September 2, 1955 Alan freed held his historic Labor Day Rock & Roll Show at The Brooklyn Paramount featuring The Moonglows, The Cadillacs, The Nutmegs, The Harptones and Chuck Berry.

1962 – With his hit “Sheila” sitting at #1, artist Tommy Roe finally agreed to leave his day job soldering wires at General Electric when ABC offered him $5,000.

Top Single: “You’re My Everything” The Temptations #9 1967 “Grease” Frankie Valli #1 1978

Birthday: Rosalind Ashford (The Vandellas) 1943



September 3, 1957 The Mello-Kings “Tonight, Tonight” took off after their appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.

Top Single:“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” The Beach Boys #1 1966

Birthday: Al Jardine (The Beach Boys) 1942 Gary Leads (The Walker Brothers) 1944 Walter & Wallace Scott (The Whispers) 1943

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September 4, 1948 Sonny Til & The Orioles first single, “It’s Too Soon To Know” was released. It reached #15 Pop, #1 R&B. Never before had a black group singing black (not Pop) music hot the Pop Top 15.

1962
– The Beatles recorded with their newest member Ringo Starr for the first time on “Love Me Do” however Ringo did not play drums on that session. He played tambourine while studio musician Andy White played drums.

Top Single:“Michael” The Highwaymen #1 1961

Birthday: Merald “Bubba” Knight (The Pips) 1942

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September 5, 1953 Collectors rarities “Nadine” by The Coronets, “Crying In The Chapel” by The Four Dukes, “Oh Why” by The Orchids and “I Had A Love” by The Flairs were released.

1978
– Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers member Joe Negronie died at 37. He was the third member of the group to die before the age of 38.

Top Single:“The Twist” Chubby Checker & The Dreamlovers #2 1960 “House Of The Rising Sun”
The Animals #1 1964

Birthday: Terry Ellis (En Vogue) 1966



September 6, 1958 The Quintones performed their hit “Down The Aisle Of Love” (#18 Pop #5 R&B) on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. 1976 – Fleetwood Mac’s self titles LP reached #1. It first charted in August 1975 and took 13 months to journey to the top.

Top Single:“I Can’t Get Next To You” The Temptations #11 1969 “Upside Down” Diana Ross #1 1980



September 7, 1984 Janet Jackson announced she had secretly married DeBarge’s James DeBarge. 7 Months later she was back in mama’s arms.

Top Single: “My Boyfriend’s Back” The Angels #1 1963

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September 8, 1956 Due to the success of Johnnie Ray’s “Just Walking In The Rain” Sun Records reissued the three year old original version by The Prisonaires, a group of inmates at the Tennessee State Penitentiary featuring Johnny Bragg.

1965 – An advertisement in Varity announced auditions for The Monkees. Among those who tried and failed were Stephen Stills, Danny Hutton (later Three Dog Night), composer Paul Williams and would you believe, later to become mass murder, Charles Manson.

Top Single:“Western Movies” The Olympics #10 1958 “My Prayer” The Platters #1 1956

Birthday: Dante Drowty (Dante & The Evergreens) 1941

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September 9, 1957 Former Dominoes lead Jackie Wilson signed with Brunswick as a solo artist. His first single was “Reet Petite”. The same day, Ivy Records formed and signed The Deltairs. Their debut disc was “Lullaby Of The Bells”.

1956 – Elvis Presley’s first Ed Sullivan TV appearance attracted a viewing audience of 50 million, one third of the population of the United States.

Top Single:
“Back Stabbers” The O’Jays #1 R&B 1972 “Diana” Paul Anka #1 1957

Birthday: Jacob Carey (The Flamingos) 1923 Joe Negroni (The Teenagers) 1940 Luther Simmons (The Main Ingredient) 1942



September 10, 1966 The Monkees first of 21 hits, “Last Train To Clarksville” (#1) charted.

Top Single:“Love Is A Many Splendid Thing” The Four Aces #4 1955 Birthday: Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) 1942



September 11, 1954 The El Dorados “My Lovin’ Baby”, The Capris “God Only Knows” and The Medallions “The Letter” were released.

1960 – Teen idol Tommy Sands married Nancy Sinatra. They were divorced in 1965.

Top Single:“My True Story” The Jive Five #3 1961 “Hard To Say I’m Sorry” Chicago #1 1982



September 12, 1960 The Chiffons, locked in a cover battle with The Shirelles, charted today with “Tonight’s The Night”. 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.

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



September 13, 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 #1 1975

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September 14, 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



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September 15, 1951 The 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






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