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The Music and Events of 1959

Our favorite songs of 1959 included these:

Title Artist
A Big Hunk Oí Love Presley, Elvis
A Fool Such as I Presley, Elvis
A Loverís Question Clyde McPhatter
All-American Boy Bill Parsons (Bobby Bare)
Almost Grown Berry, Chuck
Along Came Jones Coasters
Alvinís Harmonica Chipmunks
Among My Souvenirs Francis, Connie
Back in the U.S.A. Berry, Chuck
Bad Boy Williams, Larry
Battle Hymn of the Republic Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Battle of New Orleans, the Horton, Johnny
Beep Beep Playmates
Big Hurt Fisher, Toni
Bo Diddley Diddley, Bo
Bobby Socks to Stockings Avalon, Frankie
Broken-Hearted Melody Vaughan, Sarah
Charlie Brown Coasters
Come On, Letís Go Valens, Ritchie
Come Softly to Me Fleetwoods
Crying, Waiting, Hoping Holly, Buddy
Dance With Me Drifters
Donna Valens, Richie
Donít Take Your Guns to Town Cash, Johnny
Dream Lover Darin, Bobby
Early in the Morning Holly, Buddy
Edelweiss Sound of Music
El Paso Robbins, Marty
Goodbye Baby Scott, Jack
Happy Organ, the Cortez, Dave (Baby)
Hawaiian Wedding Song Williams, Andy
Heartaches by the Number Mitchell, Guy
Heartaches by the Number Price, Ray
Heartbeat Holly, Buddy
Hey Little Girl Clark, Dee
High Hopes Sinatra, Frank
Hushabye Mystics
Hushabye Silhouettes
I Got Stripes, (Iíve) Cash, Johnny
I Only Have Eyes for You Flamingos
I Want to Walk You Home Domino, Fats
It Doesnít Matter Anymore Holly, Buddy
Itís Just a Matter of Time Benton, Brook
Itís Late Nelson, Ricky
Iím Gonna Be a Wheel Someday Domino, Fats
Iím Gonna Get Married Price, Lloyd
Iím Moviní On Charles, Ray
Iím Ready Domino, Fats
Iíve Had It Bell Notes
Just a Little too Much Nelson, Ricky
Just Keep It Up Clark, Dee
Kansas City Harrison, Wilbert
Kookie, Kookie Lend Me Your Comb Ed Byrnes & Stevens, Connie
La Bamba Valens, Richie
Lipstick on Your Collar Francis, Connie
Listen to Me Holly, Buddy
Little Queenie Berry, Chuck
Lonely Boy Anka, Paul
Lonely Street Williams, Andy
Lonely Teardrops Wilson, Jackie
Lonesome Town Nelson, Rick
Love Potion Number 9 Clovers
Loviní You Presley, Elvis
M.T.A. Kingston Trio
Mack the Knife Darin, Bobby
Misty Mathis, Johnny
Misty Gardner, Errol
Mona Lisa Cole, Nat King
Mr. Blue Fleetwoods
MTA Kingston Trio
My Heart Is An Open Book Dobkins Jr., Carl
Never Be Anyone Else But You Nelson, Rick
Oh Carol Sedaka, Neil
Only Sixteen Cooke, Sam
Personality Price, Lloyd
Pink Shoe Laces Stevens, Dodie
Please Mister Sun Edwards, Tommy
Poison Ivy Coasters
Poor Jenny Everly Brothers
Primrose Lane Wallace, Jerry
Put Your Head On My Shoulder Anka, Paul
Ragtime Cowboy Joe Chipmunks
Raining in My Heart Holly, Buddy
Rawhide Laine, Frankie
Red River Rock Johnny & the Hurricanes
Robbiní the Cradle Bellus, Tony
Scarlet Ribbons Browns
Sea Cruise Ford, Frankie
Sea of Love Phillips, Phil
See You in September Tempos
Shout Pt.1 & 2 Isley Brothers
Since I donít have You Skyliners
Since You Broke My Heart Everly Brothers
Sixteen Candles Crests
Sleep Walk Santo & Johnny
So Fine Fiestas
Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home) Impalas
Stagger Lee Price, Lloyd
Susie Baby Bobby Vee & the Shadows
Sweeter Than You Nelson, Ricky
Take a Message to Mary Everly Brothers
Tall Paul Annette
Tallahassee Lassie Cannon, Freddy
Teen Beat Nelson, Sandy
Teenager in Love Dion & the Belmonts
Thatís What They Say Holly, Buddy
The Right Time Charles, Ray
There Goes My Baby Drifters
Three Bells Browns
Tiajuana Jail Kingston Trio
Till I Kissed You Everly Brothers
Train Kept A-Rolliní, the Burnette, Johnny
Turn Me Loose Fabian
Venus Avalon, Frankie
Waterloo Stonewall Jackson
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans Cannon, Freddy
Well All Right Holly, Buddy
What a Difference a Day Makes Washington, Dinah
Whatíd I Say Charles, Ray
Why Avalon, Frankie
Wishing Holly, Buddy
Worried Man Kingston Trio
Youíre So Fine Falcons

Meanwhile, in 1959...

The U.S. Nautilus travels under the North Pole.

Sony introduces the first transistorized TV set.

Vice President Nixon opens an American exhibit in Moscow and engages Premier Khrushchev with what will become known as the "kitchen debate."

Mattel introduces Barbie to 20 million baby boomers.

Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Carol Burnett and Jack Gilford star on Broadway in "Once Upon a Mattress."

"Gypsy" opens on Broadway, starring Ethel Merman. A few weeks later, "The Sound of Music" opens. This is truly the golden age of Broadway.

Alaska and Hawaii are admitted to the U.S.

Fidel Castro takes over the leadership of Cuba, promising elections within a year.

The L.A. Dodgers win the World Series.

Swedish fighter Ingemar Johansson wins the world heavyweight crown by knocking out Floyd Patterson in New York.

Two U.S. engineers invent the microchip, which will lead to the founding of Intel Corporation.

Patty Duke and Ann Bancroft star on Broadway in "The Miracle Worker."

Japan automakers produce 79,000 automobiles in 1959. Ford introduces the Falcon, and American Motors offers the Rambler.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "Ben-Hur." Charlton Heston wins the Best Actor award. Other movies in 1959 include "North by Northwest" and "Anatomy of a Murder."

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