Saturday, March 19, 2011

"(Who Wrote) The Book Of Love" by The Monotones.

OK, more 50's one-hit wonders: The only hit for this Newark, NJ doo-wop sextet came in '57 with a catchy tune penned by three of its members and inspired by a Pepsodent commercial. It peaked at #5 Pop and at #3 R&B. Referenced in Don McLean's "American Pie" and Led Zeppelin's "Rock and Roll". Part of the "American Graffiti" soundtrack and performed by Sha Na Na at Woodstock. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: The Chad Mitchell Trio. Song: "Mighty Day", mockumentary: "A Mighty Wind". A young Jim McGuinn, fresh out of Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, joined the Limeliters. He left them to tour with Chad Mitchell and shortly thereafter joined Bobby Darin. ‎"A Mighty Wind" is a must-watch for any folkie!

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