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December of 1961 was a rather momentous time for me so decided to take a look back at what was on the radio. Apparently music was just about to make some major changes as this was the week that Bob Dylan had just issued his first recording but was on NOBODY’S radar outside of Greenwich Village New York and in a living room in West Covina, CA where a friend first introduced me to his poetry at a Christmas party. In the departing standards of the 1950s and the mere stirrings of early rock, the radios were in a much quieter and less disturbing place.
And The Top Five Songs were:
The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Run To Him – Bobby Vee
Side note: Bobby Vee’s real name is Robert Thomas Veline. Under that name he recorded a record in about 1971 sound engineered by my cousin. It was a total departure from the above style that he hated, and was sadly a complete flop.
Big John – Jimmy Dean before he made sausage
Goodbye Cruel World – James Darren