Friday, April 26th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
Listen for the replay to win 2 tickets to the “Elvis Lives” tribute show at Spencer Theater Sunday, April 28th at 7 p.m. – tickets are $56 and $59 …there’s also a matinee at 2 and a Southern Fried Chicken buffet at 5 p.m. – that’s $20. Consider your overnight stay at the Lodge at Sierra Blanca, the Spencer Theater’s signature hotel. “Elvis Lives” is the ONLY tribute endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises.
The 101 number one song of the day was a big hit for a very little person. That would become a major point of controversy.
Margaret Battavio was born in Lansdale Pennsylvania just 15 years, one month and 13 days before her song reached number one. She remembers being at home doing the dishes and listening to New York’s WABC radio’s nightly countdown when she heard the record you’re about to hear landed at the top. She and her family were ecstatic. However, one thing that Margaret was NOT terribly pleased about was the name the record company execs gave her. It wasn’t the new last name on the record label that bothered her. But at 4’10” tall she was very sensitive about her height but they insisted that she be called “little” – here’s the biggest song in America on April 26th 1963 for Little Peggy March “I Will Follow Him”