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GEORGE JONES AND THE JONES BOYS-LIVE IN TEXAS 1965.

George Jones and The Jones Boys-Live In Texas 1965. Label: Ace Records. By 1985, singer-songwriter George Jones was approaching his fifty-fourth birthday and was once again, one of the giants of country music, and had thirteen number one country hits to his name. This included the four he had released since he made his comeback …

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LESLEY GORE-BOYS, BOYS, BOYS.

LESLEY GORE-BOYS, BOYS, BOYS. In 1963, Lesley Gore was the all-American girl, who was being heralded as the future of music. That wasn’t surprising. When Lesley Gore released her debut single It’s My Party in 1963, it reached number one in the US Billboard 100 and US R&B charts. This resulted in It’s My Party being certified …

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JERRY LEE LEWIS-COUNTRY CLASS AND COUNTRY MEMORIES.

JERRY LEE LEWIS-COUNTRY CLASS AND COUNTRY MEMORIES. March 12th 1968 will forever be a date that looms large in Jerry Lee Lewis’ memory. That was the day when he released his first country single, Another Place, Another Time. Soon, it was climbing the US Country charts, and reached number five. This was the start of …

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JERRY LEE LEWIS-WHO’S GONNA PLAY THIS OLD PIANO…THINK ABOUT IT DARLIN’ AND SOMETIMES A MEMORY AIN’T ENOUGH.

JERRY LEE LEWIS-WHO’S GONNA PLAY THIS OLD PIANO…THINK ABOUT IT DARLIN’ AND SOMETIMES A MEMORY AIN’T ENOUGH. As 1972 drew to a close, Jerry Lee Lewis was back where he belonged, at the top. It had taken four years since he began his latest comeback. However, Jerry Lee Lewis had been here before.  In 1964, …

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LESLEY GORE-GIRL TALK.

LESLEY GORE-GIRL TALK. When Lesley Gore released Girl Talk in 1964, her career was at a crossroads. This was despite her being just eighteen. She’d burst onto the scene with It’s My Party in 1963. It reached number one in the US Billboard 100 and US R&B charts. This resulted in It’s My Party certified …

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MIKE OLDFIELD-CRISES.

MIKE OLDFIELD-CRISES. Nine years after releasing his debut album, Mike Oldfield decided his music had to change. His albums were no longer selling as many copies. Success in America seemed to elude Mike. If it hadn’t been for excerpts from Tubular Bells being played in The Shining, his debut album might never have reached the …

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