One Hit Wonders / 1962

One Hit Wonders
1962
  • The Twist is the first and only record to become number 1 again
  • Stuart Sutcliffe an original Beatle dies of a Brain Haemorrhage at the age of 22. 
  • Female voices top the Charts, with as many as 13 single singers and 5 female groups. 
  • Peter Paul and Mary boost Folk Music and lay the ground work for a new type of music “The Protest Song”. 
  • In California a group called “The Beach Boys” is making it big with the new “Surfin’ Sound”. 
  • Original drummer Pete Best is asked to leave the group and is replaced by Ringo Starr and they record their first Original Song “Love Me Do”. 
  • School friend Keith Richards and Mick Jagger begin sitting in with a band called Korner’s Blues Incorporated and their drummer is a guy named Charlie Watts. The three meet Brian Jones and bill Wyman and the Stone’s are born. 
  • Finally “Soul” music gets some attention through, Sam Cooke, Solomon Burke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Carla Thomas.
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barbaraGeorge62
 Barbara left us in 2006.
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BruceChannel 
Bruce is still with us and wrote Hey Baby with Margaret Cobb.  The Harmonica Player is Delbert McClinton.
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sensations62 
For more about the Sensations, see this post:
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KettyLester62 
Ketty is still with us and gave up singing in the late sixties to concentrate on Movies and was very successful.
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Stranger on the Shore / May 1962 / Mr. Acker Bilk / #1 BB
  AckerBilk
Acker is an English Clarinettist and is still active.
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ErnieM 
He was friends with Dion, sang with the Regents, Barbara Ann, wrote No-One Knows, Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Lovers who wonder & Donna, Prima Donna, then became and executive at Laurie Records.
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SnapYourFingers-JoeHenderson  
This song, written by Grady Martin, was a deft blend of R&B, Pop and Country that stayed on the R&B charts for 16 weeks. Joe was a Gospel singer wh0 left us way to soon, passing away prematurely in 1964 at only 27, from a heart attack.
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  JoanieSummers
From Buffalo New York she is still with us.
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Alley Cat (my dad loved the song, Gary) / September 1962 / Bent Fabric / #7 BB
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A Danish Pianist who is still playing today.
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Party Lights / September 1962 / Claudine Clark / #5 BB
ClaudineClark 
From Macon Georgia, she wrote Party Lights. For more about Claudine, see this post: https://strathdee.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/claudine-clark/
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Contours2 
For more about The Contours and how they were part of the Motown movement, see this post:
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Sherrys3 
From Philadelphia, they faded fast and then toured in Europe, twice.
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JimmyMcGriff 
One of the truly great Hard Bop soul jazz organists.  Jimmy left us in 2008.
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Let’s Go (Pony) / December 1962 / The Routers / #19 BB
Routers 
They really were just part of the Studio Musicians in Los Angles called the “Wrecking Crew”
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7 responses to “One Hit Wonders / 1962

  1. Thanks for another awesome blog entry! I’m thankful you turned me on to the Sensations and Yvonne Baker (just listened to “You Didn’t Say a Word” on YouTube, and I love it!). However, only one part of the entry about Joe Henderson seems to be a mistake, regarding specifically the photograph, which seems to be of the Jazz saxophone player, who passed away in 2001. I knew this right away because I have the Horace Silver album “Songs of My Father”, featuring Henderson on sax, from 1964; in addition to “Idle Moments” by Grant Green, from 1963. Just wanted to let you know about that! Regardless, your sharing of great music is always appreciated here, rest assured!

    • Hey, you are absolutely right, Matthew! That photo is Joe Henderson, the sax player. As a jazz lover, I should have noticed this when editing. It has been corrected. Thank you!

  2. I apologize again, (this time I have to correct myself), but the Horace Silver album is titled: “Song For My Father”. Cheers!

    • I love Horace Silver. I bought one of his early Blue Note LPs called Finger Poppin’. He does a tune on there called Juicy Lucy… very cool.

      • Nice! I will make sure to check that out! Glad you’re doing this, once again. I’m inspired by folks like you to make a music blog myself, hopefully one of these days.

  3. A lot of great ‘one hit wonders’ released this year, Russ and Gary! I hadn’t heard the Joe Henderson before and it’s always nice to be introduced to a new tune. Thanks again!

  4. Pingback: First Class | Russ & Gary's "The Best Years of Music"

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