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    Played on the '60s channel today: Richard Chamberlain's Blue Guitar. It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David and reached #12 on the adult contemporary chart and #42 on the Hot 100 in November 1963. The B-side was also a Bacharach-David composition, a nice little ballad called Close To You. Yes, Chamberlain was the first to record it – and after you hear the first ten seconds of it, you'll know why it was not the A-side.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tft09VpllvU

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    The '50s channel just played I Remember by the Five Discs, a doo-wop group from Brooklyn. It was a top-30 hit in New York and Boston in 1958 but never charted nationally. The group formed in 1954 as the Flames. Two former members of the Lovenotes, including lead singer Mario DeAndrade, joined the Flames and in 1957 the group recorded a demo of I Remember. After getting turned down by several labels, they signed a contract with Emge Records, changed their name to the Five Discs and re-recorded the song for their first single. DeAndrade left the group a year later. The Five Discs went through several lineup changes and had a few more hits in the New York area, including Never Let You Go in 1962. They changed their name to the Boyfriends in 1963 and released one single as Dawn in 1968 before going back to being the Five Discs. Here is I Remember, one of the doo-woppiest doo-wop songs ever recorded:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tKegLRIpe40

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    Today on the Satellite Survey countdown for this date in 1961 – Gary US Bonds' Quarter To Three was number one – Dave Hoeffel played several extras, including Alan Dale's Monday To Sunday, which never made the Hot 100. It stalled at #101. Alan Dale was born Aldo Sigismondi in Brooklyn. His father Aristide sang and performed comedic roles on Italian-language variety programs on WOV and WMCA and, as a child, Aldo frequently joined him. In 1944, Aldo changed his name to Alan Dale and became a vocalist with the Carmen Cavallaro Orchestra. In 1947, Dale was the featured vocalist on the Ray Bloch Orchestra's #11 hit Kate, Have I Come Too Early Too Late.

    Dale hosted two television variety series, both called The Alan Dale Show; one aired on the DuMont network in 1948 and one ran on CBS in 1950-51. Dale recorded solo for six different labels and had hits in the 1950s with Sweet & Gentle, Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White, I Cry Again, Rockin' The Cha-Cha and Don't Knock The Rock, the title song of a movie in which he appeared. Here is That's A Teenage Girl, the B-side of Monday To Sunday. It should have been the A-side:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GOWS3NRu9c

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    Mike Love is an original member of the Beach Boys and the owner of the Beach Boys name. He performs with three other guys as The Beach Boys while his former bandmates Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and their band perform as "Brian Wilson & Friends." Mike released a new single today, California Beach. It is available as a digital download and via streaming services and will be included on his 12 Sides Of Summer CD, which also includes remakes of Summertime Blues, Rockaway Beach, Here Comes The Sun, It's OK (with Hanson), Surfin' and The Girl From Ipanema and will be released July 19. Here is California Beach:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJ3LkHMMzw

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