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June 29, 1964

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This Sunday's WJPA Vinyl Countdown turns back the clock to June 29, 1964 when

A Texas troubadour became the only artist whose first four charted singles were all "live recordings"

The fastest-moving song of the week was also a live recording - this one by a Latin-rock band

No less than five remakes were in the top 40 - including a new version of a Patti Page standard by Sam Cooke and an updating of a Four Aces song by Bobby Vinton.

A hot British act and an American teen idol both released versions of the same song - and the Brits won. 

The Drifters released one of the biggest hits of their career - a song in which a new lead singer had to step in when the original lead died the night before the recording.

Pittsburgh Fenways released its new single - one that some were comparing to the Beatles.

And the number one song was a ballad by the most popular American group- a quartet from New Jersey.

You'll hear that hit, and all of the big hits of June 29, 1964 this Sunday at noon on WJPA.

The Vinyl Countdown is presented by Guitar Gallery, Monongahela Valley Hospital and Slovenian Savings and Loan.


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