Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a one time back up band that got fed up with playing a one hit wonder’s one hit once too often.
Joey Dee who hit it big in the early 60s in NYC’s Peppermint Lounge with the Peppermint Twist decided to open his own club, the Starlighter Lounge. He gathered around him a group of talented musicians who became his house band. It was a good gig at first but frustration soon ensued since they’d be expected to do Joey’s main claim to fame each night…sometimes several times. They thought they had what it took to make it on their own and when their act was caught by Sid Bernstein – the promoter who brought the Beatles to Shea Stadium – he signed on to be their manager. Their second release went all the way to the top and it arrived at number one on April 30, 1966 and it’s today’s 101 number one song of the day – for the Rascals (Good Lovin’)