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The No-Hit Wonders – 1959-1979 A through C Artists

You have your “one hit wonders” and then you have your no hit wonders.  These are the musicians who managed to land a song on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” charts which were first published on June 1st, 1959 continuing on until August of 1985.  None of these artists ever landed a song on any of the mainstream charts beyond the Bubbling Under.

Billboard then took a break from the end of August of 1985 all the way to the end of November of 1992.  The chart was revived on December 5th, 1992 and ran well into the 2000’s but in looking at recent issues of Billboard it appears the bubble’s have popped.  (Peak position on the Bubbling Under Charts is shown.  Also, only artists with one appearance on the Bubbling Under charts are included.)

In addition, I have included recordings from Music World and Record World’s equivalent of the “Bubbling Under” charts.  Music Vendor published charts from February 23rd, 1959 up until April 11th of 1964.  Record World’s charts were published from April 18th of 1964 up to April 10th, 1982.

The “A” Artists

A.A.B.B – Dentify 8003 – Pick Up the Pieces One By One – Number 108 – April, 1975

These guys were James Brown’s group – the “JB’s” – Initials stand for the Average American Black Band

Aalon – Arista 0249 – Cream City – Number 102 – July, 1977

Aalon Butler from Los Angeles, California

Abraham’s Children – Buddah 340 – Gypsy – Number 119 – February, 1973

From Ontario Canada – they were first known as “Capt’N Midnites’ Dirty Feet

The Accents – M-Pac! 7216 – “New Girl” – Number 128 – August, 1964

The Accents were from Chicago, Illinois – Group member James Zeke Brown came from a long ling of Chicago area R&B groups going back to a group called the Calvaes in the 1950’s.  The Accents were the “Ascots” before the name change.  (Brown shown bottom row middle with Calvaes)

The Accents – Challenge 59254 – “Better Watch Out Boy” – Number 133 – August, 1964

These Accents came out of San Diego, California and were headed up by lead vocalist Sandi Rouse.  Their roots were in a San Diego band called the “Shadows”.

Ritchie Adams – Ribbon 6913 – Back To School – Number 118 – September, 1960

Born Richard Adam Ziegler lead singer of the Fireflies of “You Were Mine” fame – Ritchie recorded more than 2 dozen singles solo  but only this one to show for his efforts – From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Aesops Fables – Cadet Concept 7005 – “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” – Number 123 – September, 1968

The group was from Long Island, New York

Ben Aiken – Roulette 4649 – Stay Together Young Lovers – Number 121 – October, 1965

Ben Aiken came from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Airborne – Columbia 11011 – That’s Where My Love Goes – Number 140 – July, 1979

A Denver, Colorado based band – One single and one LP later they broke up

Charles Albertine – Colpix 726 – The Long Ships Part 1 – Number 112 – August, 1964

From Passaic, New Jersey – Got his start with band leaders Les and Larry Elgart.

Aki Aleong – Reprise 20,021 – Trade Winds, Trade Winds – Number 101 – November, 1961

Aki was out of Los Angeles, California – He also made a living as an actor – He was born in Spain – His first group was the “Teen Twenty” and then the “Nobles”

Karen Alexander – Asylum 45252 – Isn’t It  Always Love – Number 140 – June, 1975

From Los Angeles, California

Margie Alexander – Future Stars  1005 – Keep On Searching – Number 112 – August, 1974

R&B singer from Carollton, Georgia – she had her roots in Gospel

Chad Allen – Smash 1720 – Little Lonely – Number 112 – November, 1961

From Long Beach, California – Shown below with his 1962 group “The Chadons”

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The Allisons – London 1977 – Are You Sure – Number 102 – April, 1961

The Allisons were from the U.K. and did rather well in their homeland – but this was their only U.S. chart appearance

Alzo – Ampex 11052 – That’s Alright (I Don’t Mind It) – Number 116 – February, 1972

Alzo was Alfred Affrunti born in Brooklyn, New York – He was the nephew of singer Frank Gari – Alzo passed away in 2004 at age 54.

Sammy Ambrose – Musicor 1061 – This Diamond Ring – Number 117 – January, 1965

Sammy’s “This Diamond Ring” was released about the same time as the Gary Lewis version in December of 1964 – but we know who won the chart battle.  Sammy was born in Harlem, New York and was a member of the doo wop group “The Willows”.  He died in 1988 at age 47.

Tony Amaro – Stacy 920 – Heart & Soul/Please Stay With Me (I Confess) – Number 116 – February, 1960 (2 sided hit)

Birth name Antonio Castro – from New York City – Fronted the Chariots

Ambergriss – Paramount 0027 – Forget It, I Got It – Number 109 – May, 1970

Band from New York they were only together for about a year

Amanda Ambrose – RCA Victor 8167 – This Little Light Of Mine – Number 123 – May, 1963

Amanda was a jazz singer born in 1925 in St. Louis, Missouri – Amanda also performed as a stage actress

Stephen Ambrose – Barnaby 5014 – Friend – Number 102 – April, 1973

Stephen was Canadian born

Anders ‘N’ Poncia – Kama Sutra 240 – So It Goes – Number 129 – January, 1968

Pete Anders and Vinnie were two song writers from New York City – The two were both members of “The Trade Winds” from Rhode Island and they had composed “New York’s a Lonely Town”.  Later they would become “The Innocence” hitting with “There’s Got To Be A Word” and other lesser hits.

Their birth names were Peter Andreoli and Vincent Poncia Jr.  Their first group was “The Videls”

Al Anderson – Vanguard 35168 – We’ll Make Love – Number 101 – March, 1973

Anderson was from Windsor, Connecticut and was a member of NRBQ and The Wildweeds –

James Anderson – Cotillion 44097 – Mama Mama – Number 106 – November, 1970

James was born in Port Arthur, Texas – born James Dee Anderson Jr.

Kip Anderson – ABC-Paramount 10578 – That’s When The Crying Begins – Number 130 – September, 1964

Kip was an R&B singer born in Anderson, South Carolina – He recorded on many labels releasing around two dozen singles but never found his way onto the charts.  He fronted a group called “The Soul Agregation”.  He died in 2007.

Norman Andre – Palomino 4501 – Big Rig Man – Number 143 – October, 1966

Norman was a country music singer out of Norman, Oklahoma –

Angie & The Chicklettes – Tommy 25080 – Treat Him Tender, Maureen (Now That Ringo Belongs To You) – Number 125 – March, 1965

Jean Thomas headed up this girl group – See my Post for Jean Thomas lead voice on this song

Ann Marie – Jubilee 5490 – Runaround – Number 132 – November, 1964

Pop singer from Brooklyn, New York – birth name Ann Anello

Wayne Anthony – Roulette 4662 – A Thousand Miles Away – Number 106 – February, 1966

Wayne Anthony grew up in the New York/Jersey area – He was 13 when he released this song – Later he would become a Gospel singer joining the James Cleveland Singers – He provided backup vocals for Paul Anka, Cat Stevens and others.  He appeared on one long play as a member of “The PH Factor” in 1992.

Anthony & The Sophomores – Mercury 72103 – Play Those Oldies, Mr. Dee Jay – Number 106 – March, 1963

This is Anthony Maresco on lead vocals – the group coming out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  They came together as young teens in 1957 – Anthony just 13 years old at the time.  They were first known as “Tommy & The Teens”.  Anthony would depart in 1961 to form “The Twilights” cutting two singles.

Other groups with Anthony at lead were “The Secrets”, “The Dynamics” – The song listed here was originally titled “Sing This Oldies Mr. Bassman” but it was changed when they learned of Johnny Cymbal’s “Mr. Bassman”.

Gary Apple – Monument 261 – Shoot ‘Em Up Cowboy – Number 132 – September, 1978

Gary came from Kansas City, Missouri

The Applejacks – London  9658 – Tell Me When – Number 135 – June, 1964

The Applejacks were from West Midlands, England

Arbogast & Ross – Liberty 55107 – Chaos Part II – Number 108 – June, 1959

A novelty effort by Robert Arbogast (shown below) out of Bellingham, Washington and DJ Stan Ross from New York City – Ross was also a screen actor – Robert worked at radio station KMPC in Los Angeles, California in the 1960’s where one-time Denver KIMN radio jock Gary Owens was employed.  Owens was also part of the TV program cast “Laugh-In”.

The Ardells – Epic 9621 – Eefananny – Number 109 – September, 1963

From West Palm Beach, Florida – Little else known about them – They may have also recorded as the “R-Dells”.

The Argyles – Brent 7004 – Vacation Days Are Over – Number 101 – September, 1959

The Argyles were a white doo wop group out of Brooklyn, New York

Arrival – London 1027 – I Will Survive – Number 130 – August, 1070

This was a Gospel rock band from Liverpool England

George Auld & His Orchestra – ABC-Paramount 10010 – In A Little Spanish Town/If I Could Be With You (two-sided hit) – Number 119 – April, 1959

Auld was born John Altwerger in Toronto, Canada in 1919.

Donald Austin – Eastbound 603 – Crazy Legs – Number 121 – February, 1973

Out of Detroit, Michigan – this is an instrumental R&B track

The Avons – Groove 0022 – Push A Little Harder – Number 148 – November, 1963

Girl trio out of Nashville, Tennessee – high school friends – The recorded as “Jenny & the Jewels” – They worked with John “Bucky” Wilkin and Bobby Russell both of Ronny and the Daytonas.

Roy Ayers – Polydor 14451 – Freaky Deaky – Number 138 – March, 1978

Roy was born in 1940 in Los Angeles – He would record and perform with Herbie Mann for about five years towards the end of the 1960’s.  He would form “Roy Ayers Ubiquity” in 1972.

The “B” Artists

The Babies – Dunhill 4085 – You Make Me Feel Like Someone – Number 122 – July, 1967

The Babies were from Los Angeles, California – Two group members were Phyllis Brown and Rita Jean Bodine (Bodine shown)

Monty Babson – RCA Victor 7673 – I Wish It Were You – Number 116 – February, 1960

English singer born in 1925 birth name Maurice Babson

Babyface – ASI 1009 – Never In My Life – Number 123 – October, 1976

Colorado based band which came most likely out of Wisconsin or Minnesota or ??  Member Bobby Barth would form the group “Axe”

The Bachelors – Epic 9369 – The Bachelors’ Club – Number 122 – April, 1960

Not the same group as the British group – Also recorded as “The Stylemasters”

The Back Porch Majority – Epic 9879 – Second Hand Man – Number 104 – March, 1966

The Back Porch Majority did a lot of recording including a half dozen long plays – So somebody somewhere was buying their recordings – but only one single squeaked onto the charts. The group was put together by Randy Sparks of the New Christy Minstrels.  Member Kin Vassy was also in the First Edition

The Bad Boys – Paula 254 – Black Olives – Number 142 – March, 1967

Out of Frederick, Maryland – They also recorded as Flavor in 1968 (shown)

Badge – Exhibit  4600 – Gettin’ In Over My Head – Number 119 – March, 1971

Badge was from Fairfax, Virginia and some members later were in the group “Artful Dodger”.  Not to be confused with the South American group of the same name.

Bob Bain – Radiant 1509 – Soft Guitar – Number 119 – May, 1962

Bob Bain was session musician in Los Angeles, Californa – Played with Andre Previn, Henry Mancini, The Ramblers, and Tommy Dorsey among others

The Balladeers – Del-Fi 4138 – Roll Call Company “J” – Number 104 – April, 1960

This group included musicians Al DeLory, Fred Darian and Johnny Cole – DeLory would go on to produce for Capitol Records – Darian was a song writer and recorded solo.

Band Of Angels – Mums 6035 – He’s Not There – Number 128 – February, 1975

All girl group

James Barclay Harvest – Polydor 15118 – Titles – Number 107 – March, 1976

UK group out of Oldham, England – “Titles” was made up of various Beatles song titles – Clever

The Bards – Parrot 337 – Tunesmith – Number 118 – March, 1969

The Bards were from Moses Lake, Washington they began in 1962 as “The Continentals” then later the “Fabulous Continentals”

The Barons – Epic 9586 – Pledge Of a Fool – Number 145 – June, 1963

The Barons came from Stamford, Connecticut – They would release three singles in the U.S. They were first known as “The Majestic Lads” in 1962 before changing their name – Their manager – Jim Gribble from New York – also managed the “Mystics” and the “Passions”.

They would record on single as “the Crowns” due to contract name restrictions at the time – and also as the Pretenders.  Lead vocalist Jimmy Lenner would later produce recordings for the Raspberries, the Bay City Rollers and Three Dog Night. Can’t locate a group photo but Jimmy is shown here.

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The Barracuda – RCA Victor 9660 – The Dance At St. Francis – Number 113 – December, 1968

These were studio musicians led by Peter Sando – They also performed as Gandalf and the Rahgoos in the 60’s

Keith Barrow – Columbia 10722 – You Know You Wanna Be Loved – Number 141 – July, 1978

Barrow was a Gospel singer out of Chicago, Illinois – He passed away very early on a victim of AIDS in 1983

Keith, Willie and Clyde

Phil Barry & His Group – Kapp 330 – East Wacker Drive – Number 123 – May, 1960

Birth name Philip Bodner born in New Jersey in 1917 – Played with Al Caiola, The Nile River Boys, Doc Severinsen, Enoch Light, Hugo Montenegro, Ray Ellis and the list goes on and on.

Nick Bartell – Bart 500 – A Man’s Temptation – Number 145 – January, 1965

Nick was a pop singer from Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Can’t find a copy of the Bart release – Bartell cut one additional single on Bart Records – and one on Banana Records (shown)

P.R. Battle – A&M 1987 – Radio Love You – Number 120 – November, 1977

He is Paul Robert Battle from Los Angeles, California – Battle was primarily a song composer.

Bazooka – White Whale 344 – Look at You Now – Number 108 – March, 1970

This was a ‘bubblegum’ group headed up by Randy Benjamin who also recorded as Terry Randall

B.B. and the Oscars – Guilford 101 – Hold Me Tight – Number 124 – November, 1977

A soul instrumental group – a little know group

Richard T. Bear – RCA 11470 – Sunshine Hotel (Just Walk Right In) – Number 121 – February, 1979

Richard was a session musician from Miami, Florida – His birth name is Richard Gerstein

The Beattle-Ettes – Jubilee 5472 – Only Seventeen – Number 149 – March, 1964

This group was put together quick by Shadow Morton

Beaverteeth – RCA 10986 – Sing For You – Number 120 – June, 1977

This group came from Albany, Georgia – Lead singer Rodney Justo was from the Atlanta Rhythm Section

Beckett – Casablanca 890 – Disco Calypso – Number 108 – August, 1977

This was Austin Beckett Cyrus from the West Indies – In spit of no chart success beyond this – he recorded nearly 3 dozen long plays!

The Scott Bedford Four – Joy 296 – Last Exit to Brooklyn – Number 129 – May, 1965

The group was from Allentown, Pennsylvania – Joy records elected to change their name from “The Corvairs” for some reason.  They also recorded as “The Elusives” releasing one single on Philips Records in 1966

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The Belairs – Arvee 5034 – Mr. Moto – Number 135 – February, 1962

The Belairs were from Los Angeles – a surf group – Member Dick Dodd (drummer) was one of the original Mousketeers – Members were in various groups including “Eddie & the Showmen”, “The Good Guys”, “The Super Stocks”, “The Surfriders” and “The Challengers”

John Beland – Ranwood 853 – Baby You Come Rollin’ ‘Cross My Mind – Number 110 – November, 1969

Beland was a song writer out of Chicago, Illinois – He dusted off this 1968 hit by The Peppermint Trolley Company – Beland would go on to join The Burrito Brothers (Flying Burrito Brothers) and Swampwater

The Belfast Gipsies – Loma 2051 – Gloria’s Dream – Number 124 – September, 1966

Two members – Jackie and Patrick McAuley were former members of the Irish band “Them”  – Patrick was the victim of a 1984 accidental drowning.

Dennis Bell – Top Rank 2002 – Jeannine – Number 109 – June, 1959

Dennis Bell was from Canada birth name Dennis Ballabio born in 1943 and died in 1978

Jimmy Bell – Hickory 1136 – She Wears My Ring – Number 118 – January, 1961

Jimmy Bell was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1922 and died in 1992 – He also recorded as Jimmy Sweeney

Ben & Bea – Philips 40000 – Gee Baby – Number 119 – March, 1962

This R&B duo did this Mickey and Sylvia tune from 1961 – Other than that – not much bio here on the twosome

Ralf Bendix – ABC-Paramount 10340 – Babysittin’ Boogie – Number 108 – June, 1962

Birth name Karl Schwab born in 1924 in Germany – He also performed as “Johnny Guitar”

Pete Bennett & The Embers – Sunset 1002 – Fever – Number 105 – November, 1961

Pete was Pietro Benedetto from the Bronx, New York – He was a distant cousin of singer Tony Bennett – The Embers also performed with Ricky Dee

Jay Bentley and the Jet Set – GNP Crescendo 332 – Watusi ’64 – Number 128 – January, 1965

This band was from Odessa, Texas – Producer writer performer Buzz Cason produced and wrote this song.

The Berkeley Kits – Minaret 132 – Hang Up City – Number 115 – February, 1968

The Kits were from Fort Wayne, Indiana

Kenny Bernard – Compass 7002 – Hey Woman – Number 137 – March, 1967

R&B singer out of London, England – His backing band was “The Wranglers” – He was also a member of “Cats Pyjamas”

Mike Berry with the Outlaws – Coral 62357 – Don’t You Think It’s Time – Number 150 – April, 1963

Birth name Michael Bourne from Northhampton, England

Big Ben – RIC 179 – Funky Junky – Number 135 – November, 1965

Out of Nashville, Tennessee – a studio group

The Big Loser (and Friends) – Groove 0012 – This Is Monte – Number 134 – November, 1962

This was Norm Blagman and Sam Bobrick doing a novelty bit.

Big Wheelie & The Hubcaps – MCA 40591 – Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) – Number 113 – September, 1978

Group was out of Buffalo, New York – much like Sha Na Na

The Billion Dollar Babies – Polydor 14406 – Too Young – Number 124 – July, 1977

These guys were Alice Cooper’s backing band and named after one of his long plays – This is one of two singles the band released

Billy and the Essentials – Jamie 1239 – Maybe You’ll Be There – Number 117 – January, 1963

Out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – a white doo wop group – Billy Carlucci headed up the group – He was also a member of the The Magic Fleet in 1968 and then The Tricks in 1969 with Reid Whitelaw

The Birdwatchers – Mala 536 – I’m Gonna Love You Anyway – Number 125 – September, 1966

The band formed out of Florida – Group member Joey Murcia composed their lone chart appearance.  Murcia would go on to be a member of the Andy Gibb band, Magic and Air Supply

Janie Black – Capitol 4633 – Lonely Sixteen – Number 116 – November, 1961

Janie Black was the sister of country artists Jeanne Black – The two recorded as a duo – Janie was born in Mount Baldy, California. – Shown below left with big sister

Zell Black – Motown 1290 – I Been Had By the Devil – Number 134 – March, 1974

Zell Black was a member of the group “Persia” (shown upper left)

Black Society – MCA 40068 – Sherry – Number 112 – June, 1973

Black Society were from Milwaukee, Wisconsin – This was the Bob Gaudio composition and the Four Seasons’ debut number 1 smash hit!

Blackfoot Sue – A&M 1386 – Standing In the Road – Number 132 – October, 1972

Band from Great Britain – This was their only U.S. release – Two members – brothers David and Tom Farmer would later form the band “Liner” – Blackfoot Sue also recorded as “Spoiler” in 1980 and “Outside Edge” in the mid 1980’s

George Blackwell – Smoke 200 – Don’t Want To Let You Go – Number 143 – July, 1966

R&B singer from New Jersey – Blackwell owned the “Smoke” record label and also Pat Records

The Blackwells – Jamie 1179 – Love Or Money – Number 107 – April, 1961

The Blackwells were brothers Dwayne and Ronald along with sister Glenda from Laytonville, California

Cicero Blake – Success 107 – Don’t Do This To Me – Number 116 – July, 1966

Cicero Blake was born in Jackson, Mississippi in 1938 – He released more than a dozen singles up into the mid 1980’s.  Cicero began his career as a member of “The Golden Tones” who became “The Kool Gents” – Dee Clark was also a member of that group

Cornell Blakely – Rich 71853 – You Ain’t Gonna Find – Number 116 – September, 1961

R&B singer out of Detroit, Michigan – Was also known as Cornell “Bouncing” Blakley.

Jules Blatner – Blue Ribbon 102 – I Love You, Mary Hartman – Number 123 – August, 1976

Jules Blatner was born in 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri – He was a rockabilly musician and his first group was “The Teen Tones”. His group would back many artists who traveled through his part of Missouri including Dodie Stevens , Ray Peterson, Jesse Belvin, Brenda Lee, The Isley Brothers , Little Richard and more!  (Blatner shown out in front)

The Blendtones – Success 101 – Lovers – Number 118 – May, 1963

R&B group out of Des Moines, Iowa – Member George Davis was also in Hot Line and The Everyday People (shown below)

The Blue Chips – Wren 304 – A Little Street Where Old Friends Meet/It Looks Like Rain in Cherry Blossom Lane (2-sided hit)

Little known about this group who released three singles on the Wren label

The Blue Jays – Map City 300 – Hang On – Number 123 – November, 1969

Group out of Providence, Rhode Island – The group also recorded as “White Water” in 1973

Blue Steel – Infinity 50,029 – No More Lonely Nights – Number 110 – October, 1979

This group came out of Texas – Member David Hickey was with America and Dwayne & the Beldettas – Richard Bowden was with the Flying Burrito Brothers, Shiloh, Roger McGuinn and Band, The Felicity and The Four Speeds in the mid 1960’s

Boatz – Capricorn 0319 – It Was Only the Radio – Number 107 – July, 1979

Bobbejaan – Palette 5098 – I’m Crying In My Beer – Number 107 – August, 1962

Birth name Bobbejaan Schoepen in Antwerp, Belgium in 1925 – He went country!  This was his only U.S. single but he had a ton internationally.

Willie Bobo – Verve 10448 – Sunshine Superman – Number 107 – December, 1966

William Corea born in the Bronx, New York – Bobo played in many jazz groups along the way including Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaria, Chico Hamilton and more – He died in 1983

Rita Jean Bodine – 20th Century 2159 – That’s The Kind Of Love I’ve Got For You – Number 134 – February, 1975

Born in 1949 in Los Angeles, California – birth name Rita Hertzberg – Rita was a member of “The Babies” who recorded on Dunhill Records in the 1960’s (see above listing)

The Bomarcs – Dot 15934 – Undecided – Number 113 – May, 1959

Little known group recording in the doo wop genre

The Bombers – West End 1215 – (Everybody) Get Dancin’ – Number 109 – March, 1979

The Bombers were strictly a studio group assembled to respond to the then disco craze – They released two long plays – Created by record producer George Lagios a Canadian.

Joann Bon & the Coquettes – MTA 129 – I’ll Release You – Number 105 – September, 1967

Country singer Roy Drusky produced this group –

Bonaroo – Warner Bros. 8103 – Sally Ann – Number 122 – August, 1975

The group came out of Los Angeles, California and had a group member – the late Mike Hossack – who would be a member of the Doobie Brothers.

Bond – Columbia 10101 – Dancin’ (On A Saturday Night) – Number 107 – August, 1975

Bond was a Canadian band who were first called the “Common Bond” – Member John Roles would become a member of “Chilliwack” and then “Doucette” – Guitar player Alex MacDougall would join “Crowbar” and “King Biscuit Boy”

Boo Boo & Bunky – Brent 7045 – Turn Around – Number 141 – September, 1965

Group came out of Tarzana, California – They also recorded as “The Patriots” on Mainstream Records.

Sonny Bottari – Mandala 2516 – Easy Evil – Number 139 – April, 1973

Singer out of Long Island, New York – Would become the lead vocalist for Aesops Fables. Birth name was Braulio Bottari Jr. – Composer of “Easy Evil” was Alan O’Day who wrote and sang “Undercover Angel” and “Angie Baby” for Helen Reddy.

James Bounty – Compass 7003 – Prove Yourself A Lady – Number 132 – June, 1967

R&B singer James Bunting born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Idalia Boyd – Dimension 1007 – Hula Hoppin’ – Number 141 – March, 1963

Idalia was the little sister of singer Little Eva (Boyd) – She was born in Belhaven, North Carolina. (below right)

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Charles Boyer – Valiant 719 – Where Does Love Go – Number 144 – August, 1965

French actor from Figeac, France – he tragically took his own life in 1978 just a few days after his wife passed away.

The Bracelets – Congress 104 – Waddle, Waddle – Number 113 – September, 1962

R&B group from Chicago, Illinois – They also were known as the Original Bluebelles and The Starlets

Bob Brady and the Con Chords – Chariot 101 – More, More, More Of Your Time – Number 104 – June, 1967

Brady was from Detroit, Michigan – the group formed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1964 – They also recorded as “The Mystery Tour”

The Brady Bunch – Paramount 0167 – We’ll Always Be Friends – Number 139 – June, 1972

Yes – the TV show cast only had this lone chart appearance although they made a half dozen attempts – (Zoom photo below)

The Bram Rigg Set – Kayden 406 – I Can Only Give You Everything – Number 139 – April, 1967

Garage group came out of New Haven, Connecticut

The Brandywine Singers – Joy 261 – Summer’s Come and Gone – Number 129 – November, 1963

This fold group were headed up by the brothers Rick and Ron Shaw – They also recorded as the Shaw Brothers and The Tradewinds

Linda Brannon – Epic 9640 – Don’t Cross Over (To My Side Of the Street) – Number 115 – January, 1964

From Harrison, Nebraska

The Briarwood Singers – United Artists 686 – He Was A Friend Of Mine – Number 126 – December, 1963

This folk group made a minor dent on the charts with this tribute to the late JFK – Can’t seem to find an image for this recording

Sarah Brightman – Ariola America 7738 – (I Lost My Heart To A) Starship Trooper

Sarah was British born and would become a Broadway actor starring in “Phantom of the Opera” for seven years.  For all her hugely successful international long plays, this would be her only single track chart appearance in the U.S.

The Brigidi Sisters – Chancellor 1032 – The Gal Who Never Came Back – Number 116 – March, 1959

The Brigidi’s were from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brimstone – Firebird 1800 – Blowin’ In the Wind – Number 140 – November, 1969

Band from Miami, Florida – Drummer Joe Galdo would later join the disco group “Foxy”

The British Walkers – Cameo 466 – Shake – Number 106 – April, 1967

The British Walkers were from Washington D.C. – They also performed at Mr. Dynamite

The British Walkers

Tommy Britt – Unison 201 – Fabulous, Fantastic and Fifteen – Number 112 – May, 1959

Tommy Britt was born in Ontario, Canada – He recorded three singles

Marsha Brody – Hot Shot 1000 – Right Combination – Number 143 – October, 1966

Little known R&B singer

The Brookfields – Ember 1098 – They Said It Couldn’t Be Done (Boppa Do Do Done) – Number 150 – October, 1963

The Brookfields came from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Brook/s Brothers – London 1987 – Warpaint – Number 119 – May, 1961

Out of London in England – Geoff and Ricky Brook – They started off as a skiffle group in 1956 as thousands of other British lads were to do

The Brotherly Lovers – Eskee 10004 – If You Need A Love Song – Number 142 – April, 1966

A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based band

Brothers & Sisters – Ode 121 – The Mighty Quinn – Number 121 – August, 1969

This was a Los Angeles, California studio group with singer Merry Clayton providing vocals – She was backed by a 28-member choir

Georgia Brown – London 9513 – Roll Him Over – Number 127 – January, 1962

Georgia Brown was a jazz singer from Great Britain – She was born in 1933 and died in 1992 – She played the part of “Nancy” in the musical “Oliver”

Mara Lynn Brown – Laurie 3604 – Salty Tears – Number 118 – February, 1973

From Chicago, Illinois – Mara Lynn was also an actress

Ronnie Brown – Keen 82107 – When It’s Springtime In the Rockies – Number 119 – December, 1959

Duncan Browne – Sire 1047 – The Wild Places – Number 129 – May, 1979

Browne was a British singer/songwriter – He got his start during the British Invasion recording on the Immediate label – He died in 1993

Severin Browne – Motown 1303 – Love Song – Number 133 – August, 1974

Born in Franfurt, Germany Edward Severin Browne on a U.S. Army base in 1949 – His brother was the highly successful Jackson Browne

Gladys Bruce – DiVenus – The Night You Left Me – Number 142 – December, 1967

Bruce Bruno – Roulette 4386 – Hey Little One – Number 103 – September, 1961

Bruno was from New Rochelle, New York – He was a peripheral member of Levon and the Hawks – Shown below with his group Bruce Bruno and Group

Tony Bruno United Artists 50095 – Hard To Get A Thing Called Love – Number 130 – November,1966

Singer out of Hartford, Connecticut – Was with the group “Bedrock”

Buckingham Nicks – Polydor 14209 – Don’t Let Me Down Again – Number 112 – December, 1973

Duo Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham from the revived Fleetwood Mac

The Buddies – Swan 4170 – The Beatle – Number 108 – February, 1964

A really early Beatles’ parody and like most of them it went nearly nowhere

The Bugaloos – Capitol 2946 – For A Friend – Number 128 – December, 1970

This group was a featured British group on a television program called “The Bugaloos” – a Saturday morning young teen program which ran for three seasons.

Jan Burgens & His New Orleans Syncopators – London 10503 – Midnight In Moscow – Number 111 – February, 1962

Burgens led this Dixie Land jazz ensemble

Billy Joe Burnette – Gusto-Starday 167 – Welcome Home Elvis – Number 131 – October, 1977

Billy Joe Burnette was from Richmond, Virginia One of many tributes to the late King in 1977 – Not the same as Dorsey Burnette’s son Billy Burnette – Also performed as Billy Barnette

Bobby “So Fine” Butler – IBC 0001 – Cheaper Crude Or No More Food – Number 118 – June, 1979

Came from El Paso, Texas – birth name Robert Butler

Larry Butler – HBR 499 – Almost Persuaded – Number 134 – September, 1966

Born in 1932 in Belton, Texas – Worked as a producer for a time for Kenny Rogers – He recorded many singles and LP’s and appeared far and wide including on the Grande Ole Opry and the Louisiana Hay Ride

The Buttons – Columbia 42834 – Foot Stompin’ U.S.A. – Number 138 – August, 1963

Girl group out of Nashville, Tennessee

The By Liners – Felsted 8631 – Archie’s Melody – Number 117 – January, 1965

The By Liners were strictly a studio group

Robert Byrne – Mercury 74070 – Baby Fat – Number 101 – June, 1979

Byrne was yet another session musician giving it a go on his own – out of Detroit, Michigan – He was born Robert Bellarmine Byrne and worked at the Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama – He was part of the duo “Byrne & Barnes” with Brendan Barnes – the pair produced for the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, Phil Collins & Boyz II Men.

The “C” Artists

C and the Shells – Cotillion 44024 – You Are the Circus – Number 106 – April, 1969

They were from New York City and formerly called “The Sandpebbles”

Brian Cadd – Chelsea 3002 – Let Go – Number 107 – October, 1974

Pop singer from Perth, Australia – Brian George Cadd – Was a member of Axiom, The Blazing Salads, The Jackson Kings, The Groop and the Flying Burrito Brothers

Cafe Creme – RAO 899 – Disconnected Part 1 – Number 105 – July, 1978

A French studio group – They were known for covering Beatles’ tunes

The Cake – Decca 32179 – Baby That’s Me – Number 141 – September, 1967

The Cake came from New York – Group member Jeanette Jacobs married Chris Wood from Traffic

The California Earthquake – World Pacific 77931 – What A Beautiful Feeling – Number 133 – December, 1969

Their lead vocalist was Roy Smith

Camel – Janus 262 – Another Night – Number 109 – July, 1976

Camel came out of England – Not much for singles – they had a successful long play career

The Camel Drivers – Buddah 61 – Sunday Morning 6 O’Clock – Number 105 – July, 1968

The Camel Drivers were from Olivet, Michigan

The Camelots – Ember 1108 – Pocahontas – Number 105 – September, 1964

The Camelots were from Brooklyn, New York – Coney Island – They would also perform and record as “The Cupids” – They based their name on the musical – The group would eventually become “The Harps”

The Capitol Showband – Argo 5502 – Born To Be With You – Number 128 – June, 1965

This group was from Dublin, Ireland – a very popular showband in that country where showbands were the rage

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – A&M 794 – Diddy Wah Diddy – Number 128 – May, 1966

Beefheart was Don Van Vliet born in Glendale, California in 1941 – The group formed in Lancaster, California in 1965 – Van Vliet also was known as “Bloodshot Rollin’ Red,” and “Enid Van Volt”.

Capt. Groovy & His Bubblegum Army – Super K-4 – Capt. Groovy and His Bubblegum Army – Number 128 – June, 1969

Another creation of Jerrry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz with Joey Levine on lead vocals – Levine was the voice behind many bubblegum groups including the Ohio Express, the Super Circus, Professor Morrison’s Lollipop and the Third Rail to name a few

Caravan – BTM 800 – Stuck In A Hole – Number 110 – September, 1975

Out of Canterbury, England – Pye Hastings was a member

Carillo – Atlantic 3492 – I Wanna Live Again – Number 101 – August, 1978

The group was out of New York taking their name from lead singer Frank Carillo

Chick Carlton & the Majestics – Faro 592 – So You Want To Rock – Number 108 – April, 1959 –

“Chic” was born Carlton Brown in Kansas City, Missouri – He was also in a group called “The Mixtures” in 1962 – Chic shown in the middle

The Carnival – World Pacific 77922 – Son Of a Preacher Man – Number 133 – August, 1969

Members of The Carnival were formerly with “Sergio Mendes and Brazil ’66” – Member Terry Fischer was one of the original “Murmaids” of “Popsicles And Icicles” fame.

Yvonnne Caroll and the Roulettes – Domain 1018 – Gee What A Guy – Number 115 – August, 1963

All girl R&B group – The Roulettes also recorded as The Blossoms, The Dreamers, The Playgirls and Yolanda and the Charmanes as well as backing many musicians as session singers

The Carousels – Gone 5118 – If You Want To – Number 117 – March, 1962

The Carousels were from Harlem, New York

Billy Carr – Colpix 791 – What’s Become of This World? – Number 116 – November, 1967

This song had similarities to Barry McGuire’s “Eve of Destruction”.  He also performed as Jamie Carr

Timothy Carr – Hot Biscuit 1454 – A Stop Along The Way – Number 112 – April, 1968

An R&B singer – not much known about him

Diahann Carroll – United Artists 192 – Again/My Love, My Love (2-sided hits) – Number 114 – November, 1959

She was born Carol Diahann Johnson in the Bronx, New York – growing up in Harlem – She was a TV and film actress beginning her career at the age of 18 – She died in October of 2019

Don Carroll – Cadence 1405 – Seven-Up and Ice Cream Soda – Number 116 – August, 1961

Don Carroll was from San Diego, California

Wayne Carson (Thompson) – Private Stock 45,005 – How Long Has It Been – Number 128 – December, 1974

Wayne Carson was from Denver, Colorado where he was a member of Freddie & the Hitch-Hikers for about six months before moving on to a very successful composing career.  He penned several hits for the Box Tops including the highly successful “The Letter”.  Visit my Wayne Carson Page Here

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Anita Carter – Jamie 1154 – Mama Don’t Cry at My Wedding – Number 124 – April, 1960

Born in Maces Springs, Virginia – of the famed “Carter Family”

Cartoone – Atlantic 2598- Mr. Poor Man – Number 143 – February, 1969

Cartoone was from Glasgow, Scotland

Dick Caruso – MGM 12868 – Pretty Eyed Baby – Number 115 – February, 1960

Singer out of Rochester, New York – He fronted a group called “The Clefs” an obscure doo wop group

Casey & the Pressure Group – Wizdom 1975 – Soul Tango – Number 144 – July, 1970

A studio band featuring keyboard player Cees Schrama

The Cashelles – Decca 31575 – Outside City Limits – Number  129 – January, 1964

Little known New York group beyond vocalist Windsor King being a member   – Windsor was also a member of the Cashmeres out of Brooklyn, New York

Casper – Sunflower 117 – All Day All Night (Marianne) – Number 136 – January, 1972

Casper was born in Jacksonville, Florida

Castle Creek – Roulette 7104 – I Can Make It Better – Number 105 – August, 1971

This studio group featured Gary Knight – from Toronto, Canada

Bernadette Castro – Colpix 747 – His Lips Get In The Way – Number 123 – September, 1964

Bernadette was from Brooklyn, New York – She fronted her own group “Bernadette and Her Swingin’ Bears” (shown below) – Her family headed up a chain of noted furniture stores in New York – See my Bernadette Blog Post here

The Casuals – Sound Stage 7-2534 – Mustang 2 + 2 (Big Mute) – Number 117 – December, 1964

Many groups called the Casuals – This group often backed Brenda Lee on some sessions and included the versatile Buzz Cason of the Liberty Records’ group “The Statues” and composer of “Everlasting Love” among many others as well as “Buzz and Bucky” – Bucky was John Wilkin or “Ronny” of “Ronny and the Daytonas”.

The Center Stage – RCA Victor 480 – Someday, Someway (You’re Gonna Love Me) – Number 119 – June, 1971

R&B group from Chicago, Illinois – Song composed by singer/songwriter Donny Hathaway

The Central High School Cafeteria Band  – Amy 870 –  First Rhapsody For Knives, Forks and Spoons (Part 1) – Number 146 – February 1963

This was a studio creation of Charles Randolph Grean of “Quentin’s Theme” fame with his group The Charles Randolph Gream Sounde”.

George Chakiris – Capitol 4844 – Maria – Number 110 – October, 1962

Chakiris was born George Kerris in 1934 and was best known (by me) for his role as Bernardo in West Side Story for which he won an Oscar for “Best Supporting Actor” from 1961.

Marilyn Chambers – Roulette 7206 – Benihana – Number 122 – March, 1977

She was Marilyn Briggs born in 1952 in Providence, Rhode Island – Was an actress that occasionally appeared in “X” rated films – the most known “Behind the Green Door ” – She died at age 56 in 2009

The Chancellors – Soma 1421 – Little Latin Lupe Lu – Number 137 – March, 1965

Band out of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Barbara Chandler – Kapp 542 – It Hurts To Be Sixteen – Number 114 – July, 1963

Teenager at the time of this recording Chandler was born in Brooklyn, New York – It was her third single release – there would be three more before her recording career ended

The Chantones – End 1020 – Tangerock – Number 118 – August, 1960

Canadian group out of Windsor – This was fellow Canadian Jack Scott’s backing group

The Chants – MGM 13008 – Respectable – Number 101 – May, 1961

From Brooklyn, New York – One member was Mickey Lee Lane who recorded the interesting “Shaggy Dog” on Swan Records in 1964 (shown below)

Charade – Epic 10644 – And You Do – Number 116 – September, 1970

Group from Cleveland, Ohio – The group started off as “The Charades” and were together from 1967 until 1971.

Charisma – Roulette 7096 – Bizwambi (Ritual Dance of the Reptiles) – Number 138 – February, 1971

Group came out of New York City – They emerged from a 1969 group called Mantiques

Harry Charles – Rowax 802 – My Laura – Number 107 – August, 1963

Charles was a singer out of Nashville, Tennessee

Norman Charles – Vee Jay 445 – Climb Every Mountain – Number 134 – August, 1962

Norman was from San Francisco, California

Ronnie Charles – 20th Century 2161 – Layla (Part 1)

Ronnie was born in Melbourne, Australia – Was with “Atlas”, “The Groop” and “The Jackson Kings”

The Charmaines – Fraternity 880 – What Kind Of Girl (Do You Think I Am) – Number 117 – September, 1961

They were from Cincinnati, Ohio – and often worked as session back-up singers – backing James Brown, Little Willie John, Conway Twitty and more.  They were also known as “Gigi and the Charmaines”.

Allan Chase – Columbia 41538 – Fame and Fortune – Number 113 – December, 1959

Chase was from Syracuse, New York

Robert Chauvigny – Top Rank 2001 – French Rockin’ Waltz/The Bottle Hymn (2 sided hit) – Number 115 – June, 1959

Robert was a French singer/conductor/writer

The Cherry Slush – U.S.A. 895 – I Cannot Stop You – Number 134 – March, 1969

They came from Saginaw, Michigan – This recording originally came out on the Coconut Groove label.  They recorded as the “Bells of Rhymny” – Earlier on they were called “The Wayfairers” singing in a folk style – They then turned to rock and roll and became “The Captives” – “Cherry Slush” would later be shortened to “The Slush” for one recording.

Frankie Cherval – Mercury 72260 – Shake Hands With a Loser – Number 128 – July, 1964

Pop singer out of New Jersey

Chi Chi – Kapp 776 – Somewhere There’s Someone – Number 123 – October, 1966

Chi Chi Devine was from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – She was a member of “The Hippies” (1963), “The Tams” and “The Stereos” – She also went by the name of Chi Chi McCauley

The Children – Ode 66005 – From the Very Start – Number 105 – November, 1970

The Children were from Houston, Texas – Some members were also in “The Mind’s Eye” from 1967 until 1969

The Chosen Few – Pattern 100 – Everytime (You Look At Me) – Number 139 – September, 1966

This band was from New Haven, Connecticut

Neil Christian – RCA Victor 8828 – That’s Nice – Number 141 – April, 1966

This is Christopher Tidmarsh from East London, England – Fronted the Brit Group – “The Crusaders” – Members of the group would depart to form “The Savages”

Tony Christie – Kapp 2161 – (Is This The Way) To Amarillo – Number 121 – March, 1972

English singer Anthony Fitzgerald from Yorkshire – He recorded a ton in the UK but this was his only chart dent in the U.S.

Charles Christy & The Crystals – HBR 455 – Cherry Pie – Number 114 – January, 1966

Christy was from Fort Worth, Texas

The Chubukos – Mainstream 5546 – Witch Doctor Bump – Number 118 – December, 1973

They were yet another Los Angeles Studio band – The group also recorded as “Afrique”

The Church Street Five – Legend 1004 – A Night With Daddy “G” Part 2 – Number 111 – February, 1961

Out of Norfolk, Virginia – the Church Street Five backed singer Gary “U.S.” Bonds on most of his hit records – They also recorded as “Baby” Earl and the Trini-Dads, and the South Street Six – Sax player Gene Barge was the founder of the group – Barge backed many noted musicians including Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Lavern Baker, Ray Charles and more.

The Cinderellas – Dimension 1026 – Baby, Baby (I Still Love You) – Number 134 – May, 1964

This female vocal group included Margaret Ross of the “Cookies” who also recorded for Dimension.  The other Cookies apparently were also on this recording (shown below)

The City Surfers – Capitol 5052 – 50 Miles To Go – Number 145 – October, 1963

An interesting assembly here – with Frank Gari doing the vocals, guitar by future Byrd Roger McGuinn and none other than Bobby Darin on drums! – They released two singles and a French extended play on Capitol

The Clams – Three Brothers 404 – Close To You – Number 114 – October, 1974

A novelty song by brothers Tony and Pete Levin along with Steve Gadd – a parody of the Carpenter’s hit record.  Tony was a member of the “Chuck Mangione Quartet”, a later version of “King Crimson”, “The Liquid Trio Experiment, “The Hollywood Vampires” and many more.  Pete was in the “Manhattan Project” and “The Monday Night Orchestra”.

Steve Gadd was with “Return to Forever”, “Cinque”, “The Gadabouts” to name just a few

C. L. & The Pictures – Dunes 2010 – I’m Asking Forgiveness – Number 114 – March, 1962

Group from Houston, Texas – leader C.L. Weldon

Clare – A&M 1209 – Saunders Ferry Lane – Number 129 – November, 1971

This is England’s Clare Torry who was born in 1947 – She made an appearance with Pink Floyd on the “Dark Side Of The Moon”. She also recorded as “Alice Pepper” and was a member of “The Chandeliers” in 1973/1974

Lee Clark – Atco 6266 – All Alone In My Lonely Room – Number 140 – May, 1963

Front the Lee Clark Orchestra in the late 1950’s

Michael Clark – Imperial 5893 – Work Out – Number 130 – March, 1963

Clark was from New Orleans, Louisiana – He was primarily a song writer working with Dewey Jones and Eddy De Mello

Robin Clark – Capitol 4503 – Daddy, Daddy (Gotta Get A Phone In My Room) – Number 120 – March, 1961

Robin Clark was born Sharon Ilo Hershiser in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and recorded this song well before she reached her teens.  The song actually reached the top of the charts on some East Coast radio stations

Steve Clayton – Spiral 797 – Flying Can Be Fun – Number 149 – July, 1970

Clayton was from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Backed Frank Sinatra and Judy Collins at time during recording sessions

The Clebanoff Strings – Mercury 71815 – Lucy’s Theme From “Parrish” – Number 106 – May, 1961

Led by Herman Clebanoff out of Chicago, Illinois

Jose Cleber & His Orchestra – Columbia 41422 – Ciao Ciao Bambino – Number 109 – July, 1959

Jozef Cleber was born in Maastricht, Holland in 1916

Clairette Clementino – Capitol 5003 – Ev’rywhere – Number 116 – August, 1963

Teenager born in Santa Monica, California in 1949 – She released more than a half dozen singles

James Cleveland & the Cleveland Singers  – Savoy 4269 – Without A Song Part 1 – Number 129 – August, 1966

Gospel group singer from Chicago, Illinois – He fronted the Caravans, The Gospelaires and the James Cleveland Choir

Buddy Clinton – Madison 144 – Take Me To Your Ladder (I’ll See Your Leader Later) – Number 115 – December, 1960

His name was Clint Ballard Jr. and he recorded this novelty while in his teens.  He was primarily a song writer penning “You’re No Good”, “Game of Love”, “I’m Alive” by the Hollies, and earlier on “Good Timin'” by Jimmy Jones and “Ginger Bread” by Frankie Avalon.

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Cloud – Audio Fidelity 155 – Cool Jane – Number 126 – November, 1969

The duo of James Goldstein and Henry Hoffman

The Cloudwalkers – Capco 106 – Sunglasses – Number 143 – September, 1965

Out of Brooklyn, New York – Chris Welch and Pete Polizzano were members

Clover – Mercury 73978 – Hearts Under Fire – Number 129 – March, 1978

Clover was from San Francisco, California in 1967 – Two members came from a group called “Tiny Hearing and Company” – Huey Lewis was a member as well

Clyde and the Blue Jays – Loma 2003 – The Big Jerk Part 1 – Number 134 – November, 1964

Unknown group but the song was arranged by Gene Page noted music industry figure who arranged for tons of popular artists

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The Coachmen – Bear 1974 – Mr. Moon – Number 114 – February, 1966

The Coachmen were out of Lincoln, Nebraska – Some members recorded as “Professor Morrison’s Lollipop” in 1968 – The Coachmen were inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1997 and Iowa Hall in 2008.

The Robert Cobert Orchestra – Philips 40633 – Shadows of the Night (Quentin’s Theme) – Number 125 – August, 1969

Composer from Manhattan, New York – He wrote the theme for the popular TV show “Dark Shadows” and composed many other themes including for The Night Strangler. The Turn of the Screw and themes for To Tell the Truth, The $25,000 Pyramid and The Doctor’s.

Wayne Cochran – Mercury 72507 – Harlem Shuffle – Number 127 – December, 1965

Wayne was born in Thomson, Georgia – He is well known and you would have thought he would have found his way more often on the charts but it was not to be – He fronted the Rocking Capris and the C.C. Riders.

David Allan Coe – Columbia 10254 – Longhaired Redneck – Number 108 – December, 1975

Coe was born in 1939 in Akron, Ohio – Was in the Band “Rebel Meets Rebel”

Jamie Coe & the Gigolo’s – Enterprise 5005 – Close Your Eyes – Number 146 – July, 1964

Coe was born in Dearborn, Michigan in 1935

Don & Alleyne Cole – Tollie 9015 – Something’s Got A Hold Of Me – Number 117 – August, 1964

Don played trombone with Erskine Hawkins and Lucky Millander bands

Jerry Cole & Trinity – Warner Bros. 8101 – Susanna’s Song (In the Early Morning) – Number 134 – July, 1975

Cole was a session musician – He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin in 1939 – Was a one time member of the Champs

Colours – Dot 17132 – Love Heals – Number 106 – August, 1968

In spite of the music ad below – Colours was a five man group posing somewhat as a British group when in fact they were all Americans – Bass player Carl Radle played later with Delaney and Bonnie, Derek and the Dominoes and J.J. Cale

The Committee – White Whale 257 – California My Way – Number 110 – October, 1967

The group was formed in San Francisco, California

Nicky Como – Laurie 3061 – Look For A Star – Number 110 – June, 1960

Nicky’s version of this song was the one left out over four that made the Hot 100 by Deane Hawley, Garry Mills, Billy Vaughn and the most successful by Garry Miles at number 16 which was as presented before Buzz Cason.  Nicky Como was in his teens at the time of the record’s release but little is know of him.

Company Front – Rising Sons 711 – I’m So Happy Now – Number 128 – October, 1968

Group out of Louisville, Kentucky – Song written by the Rascal’s Gene Cornish

Comparsa Universitaria De La Laguna – RCA Victor F4-6 – Magic Trumpet (Trompeta Magica) – Number 107 – May, 1965

The orchestra was from Mexico recording Germany’s Bert Kaempfert tune.  The group released about a half dozen long plays in Mexico

Connie & The Cones – Roulette 4913 – Take All the Kisses – Number 112 – February, 1961

Group lead was Connie Sue Landers who passed away in in 2005 at the age of 60. She was born in Austin. Texas – She was a singer in Leroy Van Dyke’s backing group – “The Auctionettes” – She also recorded as “Connie Dee” appearing on several recordings on the budget “Hit Records” label.

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Bob Conrad – Warner Bros 5242 – Bye Bye Baby – Number 113 – December, 1961

Actor Conrad was born Konrad Robert Falkowski in Chicago, Illinois

The Contrasts – Monument 1058 – What A Day – Number 120 – April, 1968

Robert Morrison was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and made his way as a country song writer in Nashville – He composed over 350 songs during his career.

Russ Conway – Cub 9034 – Roulette – Number 106 – August, 1959

A Brit born in Avon  in 1925 his name was Trevor Stanford

Jack Cook – Ramco 1739 – Run Boy, Run Boy – Number 132 – March, 1962

Jack Cook was out of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Christine Cooper – Parkway 971 – S.O.S. (Heart In Distress) – Number 101 – February, 1966

Christine was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – birth name Tari Stevens – Was the short term girlfriend of Eddie Hollman

Garnell Cooper & The Kinfolks – Jubilee 5445 – Green Monkey – Number 132 – August, 1963

Garnell was an R&B band leader born in South Carolina

Marty Cooper – Barnaby 5013 – The Indiana Girl – Number 126 – May, 1973

Cooper came from Denver, Colorado and would to onto a very successful composing career – He worked often with Jack Nitzsche and was a member of “The Shacklefords” with Lee Hazelwood.

Johnny Copeland – Golden Eagle 101 – Down On Bending Knees – Number 105 – September, 1963

Copeland was born in Haynesville, Louisiana – known as The Texas Twister – He was part of the duo “Johnny & Lilly” with Lilly LaVell

Copper N Brass – Amazon 7 – Does Anyone Know What Time It Is – Number 103 – March, 1970

This group came out of Louisville, Kentucky

Cornerstone – Liberty 56148 – Holly Go Softly – Number 104 – March, 1970

This Arizona group migrated to make Colorado their base and appeared around the Denver area

Jerry Corbetta – Claridge 415 – You Set My Dreams to Music – Number 140 – March, 1976

Corbetta was the driving force behind Sugarloaf out of Colorado as well as other Garage genre bands from around Denver – Jerry passed away soon after being inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame a victim of Alzheimer’s disease.

North Denver’s Jerry Corbetta with his Sister Back in the Day

Noreen Cororan – Vee Jay 555 – Love Kitten – Number 142 – October, 1963

From Quincy, Massachusetts she portrayed “Kelly Gregg” on the TV show “Bachelor Father” from 1957 until 1962 – She also appeared in the TV programs including “The Monkees” and “Circus Boy”.  She died in 2015.

The Coronados – RCA Victor 8675 – Cu Cu Rru Cu Cu Paloma – Number 129 – October, 1965

The Corvells – Cub 9122 – The Joke’s On Me – Number 113 – May, 1963

The Corvells were from Queens, New York – The group recorded as “The Fortunes” also on Cub in 1963

Andy Cory – Silver Bird 1023 – Hey You, What Are You, Some Kind of Nut? – Number 121 – May, 1961

Whoever Andy Cory is – this was his moment of minor ‘novelty’ success

The Countdown Five – Cinema 10 – Uncle Kirby (From Brazil) – Number 123 – June, 1968

This garage band was from Galveston, Texas

Country Funk – Polydor 14034 – Apart Of Me – Number 137 – September, 1970

Country Funk was from Los Angeles, California

The Country Store – TA 189 – To Love You – Number 103 – January, 1970

A bluegrass band

Bill Courtney – RCA Victor 7658 – There’s Still Time Brother – Number 114 – January, 1960

From Memphis, Tennessee – Courtney was a member of “The Four Esquires” who first recorded in 1954 (shown here)

Peter Courtney – Viva 609 – The Loser – Number 121 – March, 1967

Another artist under the guidance of Snuff Garrett

The Cousins – Parkway 823 – St. Louis Blues – Number 110 – July, 1961

An instrumental group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania –

Coye – Top Notch 3 – Sweet I Know – Number 137 – September, 1966

Coye Boatner was born in Louisiana

Rick Coyne – MGM 13707 – Someone Else’s Arms – Number 137 – June, 1967

Coyne was born in Boston, Massachusetts

Crackin’ – Warner Bros. 8505 – Don’t You Wish You Could Be There – Number 119 – December, 1977

Crackin’ was formed in Los Angeles, California

The Craftys – 7 Arts 708 – L-O-V-E – Number 104 – August, 1961

The Craftys were from Harlem, New York – They also recorded as “The Halos” (see photo)

Crazy Paving – Kaap 2117 – Anytime Sunshine – Number 103 – March, 1971

The group also recorded as the Sir Percy Quintet (see photo)

The Creep – Mr. G 826 – Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchel and Dean – Number 115 – September, 1973

This was a studio production by Bob Warren

Creme Caramel – Janus 100 – My Idea – Number 128 – October, 1969

Little known group – Little known record

The Crestones – Markie 117 – She’s A Bad Motorcycle – Number 135 – October, 1969

Rock group out of Chicago, Illinois – They recorded four singles on Markie and one on USA Records

The Crimson Tide – Capitol 4755 – Reckless Love – Number 124 – August, 1979

Out of Birmingham, Alabama

Gary Criss – Diamond 114 – Our Favorite Melodies – Number 134 – July, 1962

Gary was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey – He was a member of “The Glass Bottle” and fronted a group called the Crystals

Crossroads – Atco 6765 – Here I Stand – Number 115 – September, 1970

Crossroads were an R&B group – This “Here I Stand” was composed by singer Billy Storm – not to be confused with song of the same title co-written and recorded by Wade Flemons – Flemons would become a member of Earth, Wind & Fire

Scatman Crothers – HBR 476 – What’s A Nice Kid Like You Doing In A Place Like This? – Number 134 – May, 1966

Crothers was born Benjamin Sherman Crothers  in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1910 – This song was recorded for a TV program called “The New Alice In Wonderland”.  Scatman was no stranger to the recording studio – releasing seven long plays and more than two dozen singles dating back to 1949.

 

The Cruisers – V-Tone 207 – If I Knew – Number 102 – March, 1960

Group out of Washington, D.C. – They also recorded as “The Strollers” in 1961

The Cumberland Three – Roulette 4247 – Come Along Julie – Number 123 – April, 1960

This folk group was formed in part by future Kingston Trio member John Stewart – Gil Robbins was the father of Tim Robbins and was also a member of “The Highwaymen”.

Gino Cunico – Arista 0181 – Daydreamer – Number 131 – May, 1976

Gino was born in 1949 in Sidney, Australia – He was a member of “The Executives” – He co-wrote “Woman” by Helen Reddy

Dick Curless – Tower 124 – A Tombstone Every Mile – Number 138 – April, 1965

Curless was born Richard William Curless in Fort Fairfield, Maine in died in 1995.

The Curtain Calls – Dot 17093 – Sock It To Me Sunshine – Number 116 – May, 1968

This group made regular appearances on “The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show” in 1968

 

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