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“Oh! Carol” is an international hit written by Neil Sedaka in 1958 about his girlfriend, Carole Klein, later to become Carole King. The song reached no. 9 in the American charts in 1959. In 1963, Carole King released a humorous answer to “Oh! Carol” entitled “Oh Neil”. Sedaka also recorded a Hebrew-language version of  “Oh!   Read More …

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Although The Beatles are now far more famous than her, Helen Shapiro was the one who helped them reach a larger audience. In fact, in 1963, Helen was widely known as a great singer and actress and The Beatles were only her supporting act. In 1961, at the age of fourteen, she had a UK   Read More …

Gerry and The Pacemakers are a British beat music group prominent during the 1960s. In common with The Beatles, they came from Liverpool and were managed by Brian Epstein. They are most remembered for being the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases. It was a   Read More …

In the mid-80s, three women, each one claiming that she is Frankie Lymon‘s widow, are fighting in a trial. One is a music star, former member of the Platters (Zola Taylor), one is a petty thief (Elizabeth Waters) and the other is a school teacher in a small Georgia town (Emira Eagle). They want their   Read More …