This Sunday’s WJPA Vinyl Countdown rewinds the music to January 29, 1963, when Bobby Vee, Paul and Paula and The Rooftop Singers had the most popular songs in the country.
It was also the week:
Skeeter Davis – whose first name is slang for a mosquito – had the biggest hit of her career with “End Of The World.”
Paul Anka, whose composition had recently become the closing theme of “The Tonight Show,” landed his 31st song in the Top 40
Dance tunes were all the rage with the hitchhike, bossa nova and cinnamon cinder among them.
Western Pennsylvania was represented on the national charts by Chuck Jackson, Lou Christie and Bobby Vinton.
And the fastest-moving song on the chart would soon become the third consecutive number one hit for the Four Seasons.
You’ll hear that hit and all of the big hits of January 29, 1963 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.
The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Canonsburg’s Guitar Gallery and Slovenian Savings and Loan.