One Hit Wonders / 1969

One Hit Wonders

1969
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  • In January Elvis returns to Memphis to record.  He records “In the Ghetto” “Suspicious Minds”  “Rubbernecking” “Daddy don’t Cry” to name a few. 
  • Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman and John Lennon marries Yoko Ono. 
  • The frightened little network CBS pulls the plug on the Smothers Brothers, because of their Viet Nam War Stance. 
  • Brian Jones leaves the Stones and is dead 4 months later, by drowning. 
  • Sun Records is sold by Sam Phillips to Shelby Singleton. 
  • The Who creates the first Rock Opera “Tommy”. 
  • Woodstock attracts 500,000 people.  Altamont, while acting as security guards for the Rolling Stones, Hell’s Angels stab and kill a spectator and even the Stones were frightened of them. 
  • The Beatles give their final performance on the roof of Apple Records for the film “Let it Be”, the song was “Get Back”.
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Cinnamon / January 69 / Derek / #11 BB


Derek 
He was Johnny Cymbal (Mr. Bass Man) and left us from a heart attack in his sleep in 1993 at 48.
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The Worst that Could Happen / February 69 / Brooklyn Bridge / #3 BB


BrooklynBridge
  This was of course the late Johnny Maestro who was also the lead singer of the Crests.
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Gimme Gimme Good Lovin / May 69 / Crazy Elephant / #12 BB


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Crazy Elephant was a studio concoction, created by Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz of Super K Productions
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Black Pearl / July 69 / The Checkmates, LTD / #13 BB


CheckmatesLtd 
A Phil Spector Production featuring Sonny Charles.
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My Pledge of Love / July 69 / Joe Jeffry Group / #14 BB


  JoeJeffery2
A group from Cleveland Ohio
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Good Old Rock and Roll / August 1969 / Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys / #21 BB


  CatMother
A group started in New York by Roy Michaels and Bob Smith both are deceased.
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Polk Salad Annie / August 69 / Tony Joe White / #8 BB


  TinyJoe
From Louisiana, he wrote this song and Rainy Night in Georgia.
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Get Together / September 69 / The Youngblood’s / #5 BB


Younbloods 
I have seen this group, in person, small club and spent time with Jesse Colin Young.  One-Hit, I do not agree http://strathdee.wordpress.com/2010/08/28/the-youngbloods/
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Baby it’s You / November 69 / Smith / #5 BB


Smith
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6atUODsWGs  This was an L.A. based blues band.
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Na Na Hey Hey Kiss him Goodbye / December 69 / Steam / #1 BB


Steam
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsaTElBljOE  They were a studio band out of New York City.
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