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Fun Fact: In 1957 Ivory Joe Hunter was invited to visit Elvis at Graceland and The two spent the day together, singing "I Almost Lost My Mind," R&B and Gospel songs.

Their biggest hit was "Dancing In The Street," there was a time when everywhere you went in 1964 that song was playing, falling just short of #1 at #2, and became their "Signature Song," and one of the most covered and popular songs of the Golden Er...

"When" went to #5 in the U.S., but in the U.K. it was a super-smash staying on the Charts for 18 weeks, five at #1, and sold over two million records. But alas, the boys could not find a follow-up hit and eventually returned to their day jobs and attended col...

One of the old Memphis disc-jockeys told me that Sonny could whip crowds into the frenzy, especially the woman-folk who were known to do some lewd-dancing until the bouncers threw them out. Sonny is an off-the-wall selection for TDR, but as I've mentioned before, w...

In 1968 Dion had what he called, "A religious experience," and finally was drug-free, and clean as a whistle. Then he recorded the tune, "Abraham, Martin and John," about the murder of three great Americans that caught the zeitgeist of the time and...

My dad didn't care much for the music I loved; I remember him changing the car radio when "Heartbreak Hotel" came on. One of the groups that we both could appreciate was The Platters, and they were a bridge over that generational chasm.

Two years later he was touring England with fellow American singer Gene Vincent (Be Bop A Lula) and just outside of Bath in Chippenham their Taxi Driver lost control of the car and ran into a tree. Eddie was in the backseat with his girlfriend Sharon Sheeley and threw...

The guys at Atlantic Records were ecstatic, because it would be the label's first Gold Record. The song became his signature tune, but Percy had several more chart records over the years, including: "Take Time To Know Her," which reached #12 on the Pop Ch...

This particular clip from a TV Show called, "Showtime at the Apollo," beautifully restored with augmented sound, is one of the few ways these acts could break through. This is a great song to show the way white singers would steal their material, like the Clo...

I tossed it in my bag along with other popular songs at the time, and Saturday night drove my Baby Blue Mustang (matched my eyes) to the Club which turned out to be on the Top Floor of a high-rise hotel. It was a big room with tables and dance floor, had a nice deejay...

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