One Hit Wonders / 1956

One Hit Wonders
1956
This is the year that Elvis would be the king, but lose the right to just be able to walk the streets; his private life was gone. His appearances on “Stage Show” and Television in general would change his life forever. What would later be called Doo-wop Music (it was black R&B) would start to sell to the teenagers. Alan Freed gets a new show called “Rock and Roll Dance Party” in which he gives the Black Groups exposure. Elvis would own the TV Screens, Milton Berle, Steve Allen and finally Ed Sullivan (he stated publicly that he would never have him on). Harry Bellefonte launches the “Calypso Sound”.
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When You Dance / January 1956 / The Turbans / #33 BB
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Cry Baby / March 1956 / The Bonnie Sisters / #18 BB
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The 1990 John Waters Movie “Cry-Baby” was named after their only hit. cryBaby
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Eddie My Love / March 1956 / The Teen Queens / #14 BB

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The Teen Queens had disbanded by 1961.
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Blue Suede Shoes / May 1956 / Carl Perkins / #2 (4) BB
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Carl Perkins being a single hitter surprised me because I think I purchased most of his records, yet only one made the Top 40. Carl left us in 1998.
Carl is one of my favourites, so here he is live in Ranch Party 1956:
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She left us in 1988.
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He was a pianist / Song Writer / who wrote many songs including “Ringo” for Lorne Greene
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He was involved with the Great Al Casey and Lee Hazelwood.
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True Love / October 1956 / Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly from the movie High Society / #3 BB
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Ed also wrote “Fever” with Otis Blackwell.
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Slow Walk / December 1956 / Sil Austin / #17 BB
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Sil left us in 2001.
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Tarriers
The Tarriers included Movie Star Alan Arkin.
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Since I Met You Baby / December 1956 / Ivory Joe Hunter / #12 BB
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Joe left us in 1974.
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2 responses to “One Hit Wonders / 1956

  1. Just curious . . . what does the picture of Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry posted under “Priscilla” have to do with Ed Cooley & the Dimples?

    • Your curiosity is great. Keep it up. Every once in a while we slip up – somehow the wrong image was used for Ed Cooley. The correct image should now be there. Thanks a lot!

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