Top Hits of 1959
1 Cliff Richard Livin’ Doll
2 Emile Ford What Do You Want To Make Those Eyes At Me For?
3 Buddy Holly It Doesn’t Matter Any More
4 Cliff Richard Travellin’ Light
5 The Platters Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
6 Russ Conway Side Saddle
7 Bobby Darin Dream Lover
8 Adam Faith What Do You Want
9 Elvis Presley A Fool Such As I
10 Lonnie Donegan Battle Of New Orleans
This tune Guitar Boogie Shuffle may seem a strange choice as my featured song. Well firstly it is brilliant, but mainly it is because of Bert Weedon OBE, who gave so much to the music industry and to so many people who learned to play the guitar.
Herbert Maurice William ‘Bert’ Weedon, OBE (10 May 1920 – 20 April 2012) was an English guitarist whose style of playing was popular and influential during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the first British guitarist to have a hit record in the UK Singles Chart, in 1959, and his best-selling tutorial guides, Play in a Day, were a major influence on many leading British musicians, such as Eric Clapton, Brian May, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Dave Davies, Keith Richards, Pete Townshend, Tony Lommi and Jimmy Page.
More writings on this song here: More on Bert Weedon
In my view the best songs of the year, after the featured track are:
Conway Twitty – It’s Only Make Believe
Platters – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Another one from the Platters
Buddy Holly – Peggy Sue Got Married
The Teddy Bears – To Know Him Is To Love Him
Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace
Neil Sedaka – Oh Carol
Eddie cochran C’mon everybody
Anthony Newley – Personality
Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn
Cliff Richard – Living Doll
Bobby Darin – Mack the Knife
Marty Wilde – Teenager in Love
The Everly Brothers “Til I Kissed You”
Connie Francis – Lipstick On Your Collar
These are songs for you old Timers, i was still in my karry Kot with Mammy taking me everywhere
"Peter Gunn" Duane Eddy
That quote was actually from Bing Crosby in High Society
At our Sunday Night Jazz Club i never sing anything newer than the 1930 /40s.
Among all the Crapalatum passed off as music these days there are still some great song even passed the Beatles era.
One that is sung at Midnight Christmas Eve by that Midlands band "Slade" Noddy Holder who wrote and sings it has already earned £500,000 Is that you Syd with the big hat on playing the Bass guitar ?? Its garbage but will make money each and every Christmas as folks are happy, most pissed and some being groped etc.