101 # 1 Song of the Day 9-28-12

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The 101 number one song of the day was the result of one word scribbled on a piece of paper by a former member of a polka band who later played coffee houses with Frank Zappa.

His name was Terry Kirkman who wound up selling business forms in Hawaii where he met up with a sailor named Gary Alexander.  Eventually they returned to the mainland and formed a 13 member group called “The Men.”  Unfortunately, the men didn’t get along all that well and after an argument, seven walked out.  They were left to think of a new name and considered “The Aristocrats.”  Kirkland’s wife Judy wanted to get a precise definition of the word and when going through the dictionary came across a word in close alphabetical proximity which they liked better.  Another word that Terry had written on a piece of paper led to their first number one song.  Three weeks he completed the song which on September 28, 1966 led all other in America for the group now known as “The Association” and that word was: Cherish.