Monday, April 1st, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Listen for the replay and win 2 tickets to the Baby Boomer Comedy Show at the Rio Grande Theater this Saturday night (April 6th) at 7 p.m. Laugh and raise money for the Dona Ana Arts Council with clean comedy for people born before seatbelts, safety helmets and facebook!
The 101 number one song of the day was produced on a shoe-string budget but went on to earn a lot of money for its writer but not for many years after it was a hit.
It was produced by Phil Margo, Mitch Margo, Hank Medress and Jay Siegal, better known as the Tokens who were famous for the “Lion Sleeps Tonight” who although signed to a production deal for Capitol Records, had exhausted their budget for any new recordings. So they paid for it out of their own pocket and played all the instruments in the session. Years later a famous musician wrote and recorded a song which was determined to have plagiarized today’s featured record and a substantial sum of money was awarded to the estate of the late Ronnie Mack who had written the song. That was George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord which brings us to the song that was number one on April 1, 1963 – the Chiffons and “He’s So Fine”