Vinyl Countdown



This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown replays the music of February 26, 1962 when “Duke Of Earl,” “The Wanderer” and “The Twist” were the biggest songs in the country.

Also that week:

  • The Marvelettes combined their biggest hit with the biggest dance craze and released “Twistin’ Postman.”

  • Phil Spector took a song intended for Tony Orlando and gave it to the Crystals, who turned it into their second top 20 smash.

  • Paul Anka, who was working on a movie called “The Longest Day,” released his latest recording, “Love Me Warm And Tender.”

  • Local singer Johnnie Jack was in the top five with “Need You.”

  • And the number one song was a tune that would, two decades later, become a hit all over again thanks to the movie, “Dirty Dancing.”

The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery and Slovenian Savings and Loan.