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This Week In Vocal Group History
June 24, 1957 The Flamingos
signed with Decca Records and The Velours“Can I Come Over Tonight” was issued. Dion’s first single was not with The Belmonts, but a group he never met called The Timberlanes. Their 45 “The Chosen Few” was issued today.


Top Single:
“Use To Be My Girl” The O’Jays #7 1978 “Groovin’” The Rascals #1 1967

June 25, 1955The Nutmegs, The Ravens and The Cardinals joined Bill Haley & The Comets in concert at the Philadelphia Arena.

Top Single:
“Something’s Gotta Give” The McGuire Sisters #39 1955

Birthday:
Bobby Nunn (The Coasters) 1936 Eddie Floyd (The falcons) 1937 Harold Melvin (The Blue Notes) 1939



June 26, 1954 The Platters
“Tell The World” and The Five Keys “Deep In My Heart” were released. 1977- Elvis Presley made his last performance at The market Square in Indianapolis, Indiana. The last song he sang was “Can’t Help Falling IN Love”.

Top Single:
“Those Oldies But Goodies” Little Caesar & The Romans #9 1961 “Quarter To Three” Gary U.S. Bonds #1 1961

Birthday: Billy Davis Jr. (The 5th Dimension) 1940



June 27, 1953 Jackie Wilson
made his recording debut with The Dominoes cutting “You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down”. Meanwhile, R&B standards “Gee” The Crows #14 Pop, “I Cover The Waterfront” The Orioles and “Paradise Hill” The Embers were released.

1971 – The legendary Rock performance venue Fillmore East closed.


Top Single:
“These Foolish Things” The Dominoes #5 R&B 1953 “A World Without Love” Peter & Gordon #1 1964



June 28, 1957
An All-Star show at The Apollo Theatre included The Jesters, The Charts, The Velours, The Heartbeats and The Sensations.

1973 The “British Invasion” briefly returned to New York when Herman’s Hermits, The Searchers, Gerry & The Pacemakers and Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders played a revival concert at Madison Square Garden.

Top Single: “One” Three Dog Night #5 1969 “Love Will Keep Us Together” Captian & Tennille #1 1975



June 29, 1953 The Drifters first single “Lucille” was recorded. Top Single: “Sundown” Gordon Lightfoot -
#1 1974



June 30, 1953 The Orioles “Crying In The Chapel” #11 Pop, #1 R&B was recorded. 1975 Cher & The Allman Brothers Greg Allman were married four days after she and Sonny Bono were divorced. The Cher & Greg combination lasted 10 days.

Top Single: “I Want You To Be My Girl” Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers #6 R&B 1956 “On My Own” Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald #1 1986

Birthday:
Florence Ballard (The Supremes) 1943 William Brown (Ray, Goodman & Brown) 1946


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