1959 HIT PARADE FROM CASH BOX! – Part Two
All of these trade ads appeared in Cash Box magazine – The magazine appeared in 1942 on August 11th and continued on until 1996. Cash Box made comeback of sorts in 2006 with it’s on-line version. Music was all over the board grouped into a single popularity chart. There was room for anyone who cut a catchy track back then and it seems that teens didn’t really shy away from songs that could now be perceived to be “their parents music”.
And before we really talked about “country cross overs” a good country song just naturally could find its way onto the pop charts – no questions asked. Not all of these artists made it – but they experienced at least a moment in time when they thought their ship was coming in (where is Erle Hall?). There was room for Canadians (The Diamonds) – a sailor (The Fleetwoods) – even a guy who really couldn’t sing much (Tab Hunter).