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101 # 1 Song of the Day – 4-16-14

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 by

Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day, Your Morning Show

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by a woman who got her first job not so much because of her talent, but because she looked like someone else. 

She grew up in Inglewood, CA where people would often tell her how much she resembled another woman who was a regular on TV.  That prompted her to write a fan letter and the two women then got together to meet.  The TV star agreed that there was a remarkable resemblance.  As it so happened, she was about to host her own variety show and she asked today’s featured artist to join the cast in an ongoing role as her sister.  The show became a huge hit and she would soon be in America’s living rooms every week.  While she was becoming known for her comedic skills she recorded a song that was written by her then husband, Bobby Russell who didn’t think the song was any good but his wife did and so did America.  It was number one on this day April 16, 1973 for Carol Burnett lookalike, Vicki Lawrence (The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia)

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