The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night"
A Hard Day's Night" is a song by English rock band The Beatles. Written by John Lennon and was released on the movie soundtrack of the same name in 1964. It was later released as a single, with "Things We Said Today" as its B-side.
The song featured prominently on the soundtrack to The Beatles' first feature film, A Hard Day's Night, and was on their album of the same name. The song topped the charts in both the United Kingdom and United States when it was released as a single. Featuring a prominent and unique opening chord, the song's success demonstrated that The Beatles were not a one-hit wonder in the United States.
The American and British singles of "A Hard Day's Night" as well as both the American and British albums of the same title all held the top position in their respective charts for a couple of weeks in August 1964, the first time any artist had done this.
Petula Clark "Downtown"
Downtown rocketed to number 1 in the USA, launching Petula's American career and earning her a Grammy in 1964. She quickly followed with I Know A Place which went to number 3 and earned Petula her second Grammy in 1965. Numerous top 40 hits followed. All told, Pet has had 15 top 40 hits in the USA (two #1 hits). Internationally, Petula Clark has charted in the top 40 with 159 recordings!
The Rolling Stones "Satisfaction"
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by The Rolling Stones released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. The song is famous for Keith's three-note guitar riff which opens and drives the song, and for the lyrics (by Mick), which include references to sexual intercourse and a theme of anti-commercialism.
"Satisfaction" was a big hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the United States. In Europe, the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive...
Roger Miller "King of the Road"
Roger Dean Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His most recognized tunes included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me" and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s Nashville sound era.
His songs continued to be recorded by younger artists, with covers of "Tall, Tall Trees" by Alan Jackson and "Husbands and Wives" by Brooks & Dunn, each reaching the number one spot on country charts in the 1990s. The Roger Miller Museum in his home town serves as a tribute to Miller.
That was the beauty of the early 60's radio,,,you listened to a little bit of everything whereas today the most liberated generation, with all kinds of options, avenues and possibilities,"pigeon-hole" themselves into a certain genre of music and listen to nothing else.
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