101 # 1 Song of the Day, 8-3-12

Two of the founding members of today’s featured group actually met in summer camp seven years earlier.

A few months later they formed a quartet called the Latineers. In April 1963 they appeared on a talent show sponsored by a Philadelphia radio station. A label executive heard the group and signed them to Parkway records, the same label that featured Chubby Checker. They wrote and recorded a song but something was missing. When the sounds of birds chirping and waves rolling in were added to some finger snapping they knew they had a hit record – It became number one on August 3, 1963 for the now renamed, “The Tymes” – So Much in Love.