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"The Chipmunk Song" was number one on the Billboard pop
charts for 4 weeks in 1958
"The First Noel" is a traditional English Christmas carol first published
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" was written in 1945 by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
on what Cahn says was the hottest day of the year
The Jaynetts used the music from their 1963 hit "Sally
Go Round The Roses" for a Christmas song entitled "Snowman, Snowman, Sweet Potato Nose"
W. Bush said his favourite song was "Wake Up Little Susie by Buddy Holly"
Angela Lansbury played
Elvis' mother in the film "Blue Hawaii". She considers it the low point of her acting career
Herbert Khaury is better known as Tiny Tim
The largest group to have a hit on the Billboard Top 100 was
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The 375 member ensemble reached number 13 with "Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
The first song known to use a multi track recording technique was "How High The Moon"
by Les Paul in 1951
The musical "Grease" ran in New York as a play for more than three thousand
performances and the film was number one at the box office for 1978
The largest industry in Nashville is
health care, which generates about three times more revenue than the second largest industry, music
officials in the Egyptian government announce that Rock 'N' Roll music can no longer be played in public because they
deem it to be an imperialist plot
The only band to have every album reach the Billboard Top Ten is Led Zeppelin
Early in his career, Bill Haley was known as "The Ramblin' Yodeler"
Got You Under My Skin" was written by Cole Porter and was a hit in 1936 for Ray Nobel
The youngest solo
female artist to reach number 1 on the Billboard chart was Peggy March with "I Will Follow Him". She was 15
The first time Led Zeppelin played "Stairway To Heaven" live they were booed because the crowd had
come to hear "Whole Lotta Love"
In 2008 more than 10 million vinyl records were sold
Steven Tyler will not allow anyone to refer to him as Steve
One of Elvis' first jobs was at a factory
assembly line. He made $27 a week
Herb Alpert's first U.S. chart single was inspired by a bull
fight he saw in Tijuana Mexico. The song was "The Lonely Bull"
by Soft Cell was actually a ballad written by Ed Cobb of the Four Preps in 1964 for Gloria Jones
The Lonely" was rejected by both Elvis and The Everly Brothers. Roy Orbison took it to number 2 on the charts and
sold over a million copies
The Four Lads were originally called The Jordanaires until they found out about
the other Jordanaires.
Ray Charles was not born blind. He began to develop vision problems at the age
Connie Francis was a regular on Jimmy Rogers TV show in 1959
The Twist world record
attempt takes place this Thursday evening at the Waterfront parking lot in Newcastle and kicks off the 16th annual Rock 'N'
Roll Festival. Registration is from 5:15 - 7:15 and we twist at 7:30
Jan & Dean sang back up on
the song "Alley-Oop".
The backing group for Paul Simon's "Slip Slidin' Away"
was The Oak Ridge Boys
Neil Sedaka played the chimes on the song "Church Bells May Ring" by The
Chuck Berry wanted to be a photographer and started playing in bands to pay for the equipment