The Vinyl Countdown with Terri Hazlett

The Vinyl Countdown

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February 21, 1972


This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown replays the hits of March 5, 1962. That’s when:

  • Elvis Presley released a new single on which one of the Jordanaires joined him on lead vocals.
  • Brian Hyland switched labels and songwriters and came up with yet another top 20 hit.
  • The Carousels entered the top 40 with a ballad that would go on to be number one in Western Pennsylvania – and virtually unheard in the rest of the country.
  • B Bumble and the Stingers had a brand new pianist – and their biggest hit to date – with a rock version of “The Nutcracker.”
  • Dee Dee Sharp, who was given no label credit for her duet with Chubby Checker on “Slow Twistin,” released what would become her signature single – “Mashed Potato Time.”

And the number one song on WJPA was a dance hall favorite by the duo Don & Juan.

You’ll hear that hit and of the big hits of March 5, 1962 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.

The Vinyl Countdown is presented by The Guitar Gallery in Canonsburg & by Slovenian Savings & Loan.

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