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Today In Pop Music – May 29 – Bing, Elton, Chubby, And Ray Charles

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ABC Paramount Records - 1961

ABC Paramount Records – 1961

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Birthdays today include Gary Brooker (Procol Harum-A Whiter Shade Of Pale), LaToya Jackson (famous for having famous siblings), Marie Fredrikkson (Roxette-The Look), and Melanie Brown a.k.a. Mel B (The Spice Girls-Wannabe)

70 years ago today Bing Crosby recorded the biggest selling single of all time, White Christmas, with sales of over 30 million, until it was overtaken in 1992 by Elton John‘s ‘Candle In The Wind’. also on this day in 1962, Chubby Checker won a Grammy Award for Best Rock and Roll Recording for ‘Let’s Twist Again’, and Ray Charles won Best Rhythm and Blues Recording for Hit The Road Jack.

Check out this classic video of Ray performing the song that got him the award.  Brilliant.

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