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“Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” was the 1967 single of Frankie Valli. The song was among Valli’s biggest hits, reaching no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earning a gold record. It was Valli’s biggest “solo” hit until he hit no. 1 in 1974 with “My Eyes Adored You“. This song has been   Read More …

The Platters Freddie Mercury

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Then and now:

We met at a ski lodge, and we fell in love…

“Little Darlin” is a popular Top 40 song. It was written by Maurice Williams with both melody and doo-wop accompaniment strongly emphasizing the clave rhythm, and was released during 1957 as a rhythm and blues song by The Gladiolas. It was later covered successfully by The Diamonds, a pop group that had been performing the   Read More …

“I Wonder Why” is a doo-wop song, written by Melvin Anderson and Ricardo Weeks, and first recorded by Dion and the Belmonts in 1958. The song was used in the film, A Bronx Tale, in the pilot episode of the television series The Sopranos and in John Carpenter’s film adaption of Stephen King’s “Christine”. (Source:   Read More …

“Shout” is a popular and influential popular song, originally recorded by The Isley Brothers. Released in 1959, it was written by the brothers themselves. The song was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. It ranked #118 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list. (Source: Wikipedia.org) The Isley Brothers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VL9xOLpwI0I   Read More …

Its origins: The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (1961) And then: The Beatles – Please Mr. Postman The Carpenters – Please Mr. Postman

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