50 years ago, 1961, this was the top hit

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    September, 1961. One hit wonder?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awNqLO6auQA]Bobby Vee - Take Good Care Of My Baby - 1961 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Carol King wrote that song with Gerry. It depends on how you look at it. To me it was just one of the unreal amount of songs that people like Carol and Gerry were turning out to the people who were just singing the songs.

    And don't get me wrong. I'm not nuking the likes of the Bobby V's that was the life then. But you had the Carol Kings with all her talents hidden away and all her songs and others basically signed away to head honchos who would assign the songs to who they thought could be stars.


    eta: some do her name carole I spell it both ways sue me
     
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    No he wasn't a one hit wonder, not remotely.

    The guy was a top name for a long time.

    He pressed 40 albums.

    38 Top 100 hits[​IMG]7 Gold Records

    The night has a 1000 eyes was a mega hit as was Rubber
    Ball.


    I remember his music well as does anyone who was alive back then
     

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