Thursday, November 10, 2011

Today In Oldies 11/10/11

Golden Hits Radio's Everything Oldies.....all the 50s, 60s, and 70s music news that's fit to print! 

Three Places at Once!

After having our cracked staff do some research, it appears chart history was made this week in 1957 that has not, and most likely will not, ever be repeated. 

The wide-ranging appeal of rock and roll in its early days was evident in the fact that many of its biggest early hits crossed over to the Country and R&B charts, but few ever spread across all three.  Two artists changed all that, and set a rare chart feat in the process. 

The #1 and #2 positions on the Billboard Hot 100, Country Singles, and R&B Singles chart were held by the same two songs, by the same two artists, and in the same order on all three.  These days, the idea of a pop hit crossing over to both the R&B and Country charts seems ludicrous, but these were unusual times.  A young man who had taken the world by storm and a young duo known for their amazing harmonies pulled it off, and would forever have a unique niche in music history. 

This week in 1957, the #2 Pop, Country, and R&B hit came from a a family act.  The footage comes from a performance on The Perry Como Show.........

The #1 song came from a movie that was 10 days away from nationwide release.........starring a King.......

Golden Hits Radio's Burning Question of the Day

Everyone remembers February 9, 1964 as the night The Beatles first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, but another future rock star was also on the show that night?  Who was he? 

Come back to Everything Oldies tomorrow to find the answer, and leave a Comment below with your best guess! 

Yesterday's Burning Question (and Answer) of the Day

Who was the first British artist to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100? 

Answer: The Tornadoes' "Telstar" in 1962




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