What was #1 on the day you were born.

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Re: What was #1 on the day you were born.

Post by greybeard » December 28th, 2009, 9:05 am

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Re: What was #1 on the day you were born.

Post by Alan Green » December 29th, 2009, 2:24 am

One of my favourite songs - Cathy's Clown by the Everly Brothers.

It sort of makes things a lot better when you've got a decent song that was number 1 when you were born. I feel sorry for people being born now to number 1 songs by Britains-Got-Pop-X-Idol-Talent-Factor manufactured pop karaoke winners or DJ-Muppet-and-the-Hopeless-Half-Dozen-featuring-somebody-you've-never-heard-of-and-never-will-again-but-has-the-word-cool-in-his-name-and raps-really-badly sampling something sort of ok that was a hit for someone else ten years ago.

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Re: What was #1 on the day you were born.

Post by Rik Anderson » December 29th, 2009, 3:11 am

Surrender - Elvis Presley
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Re: What was #1 on the day you were born.

Post by Vic Lewis VL » December 31st, 2009, 5:52 pm

In the UK - "Yes Tonight, Josephine" by Johnny Ray. I never heard of him till about '83 when Dexy's Midnight Runner's hit #1 with "Come On Eileen," which opened with the line, "Poor Old Johnny Ray..." and then all the DJ's were falling over themselves to see who could give us the most useless information about him......

In the USA - "Love Letters In The Sand" by Pat Boone....puh-leeeeze, I thought this was the rock'n'roll era? Elvis, Jerry Lee, Fats, Little Richard?

In Australia - "The Green Door" by Jim Lowe. Never heard his version, but there was a decent version of the same song at #1 in the early 80's.

Jeez, how the hell did I ever grow up to be an out-and-out rock'n'roller!

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