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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Begun in '61

Today in Music History: June 15, 1961 


In the 60s, Music of the United Kingdom developed into one of the most popular forms of modern music in the world. Adapted forms of American music in Beat music and British blues would be re-exported to America by bands such as The Beatles and Rolling Stones. The impact of the songs and recording artists of this era changed music forever!
1961 On this weeks UK singles chart: No.5, Clarence Frogman Henry, 'But I Do', No.4, Ricky Nelson, 'Hello Marylou', No.3, The Shadows, 'The Frightened City', No.2, Del Shannon, 'Runaway', No.1, Elvis Presley, 'Surrender'.


Henry's biggest U.S. hit, reaching #4 in early 1961


Ricky Nelson, 'Hello Marylou' reached No. 9 on the Billboard music charts in the U.S. (May 28, 1961)

The Shadows hit single with the main theme of the 1961 British film The Frightened City starring Sean Connery.


A number-one Billboard Hot 100 song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961.


#1 song recorded by Elvis Presley and published by Elvis Presley Music in 1961.


And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...