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The Music and Events of 1962

Our favorite songs of 1962 included these:

Title Artist
409 Beach Boys
A Little Bitty Tear Ives, Burl
Ahab the Arab Stevens, Ray
Al Di La Pericoli, Emilio
All Alone Am I Lee, Brenda
Alley Cat Fabric, Bent
Any Day Now Jackson, Chuck
Baby Itís You Shirelles
Beechwood 4-5789 Marvelettes
Big Girls Donít Cry Four Seasons
Blue Bayou Orbison, Roy
Bobbyís Girl Blaine, Marcie
Born to Lose Charles, Ray
Break It to Me Gently Lee, Brenda
Break It to Me Gently Newton, Juice
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Sedaka, Neil
Bring It On Home to Me Cooke, Sam
Chains Cookies
Chip Chip McDaniels, Gene
Connie-O Four Seasons
Crowd, the Orbison, Roy
Cryiní in the Rain Everly Brothers
Dear Lady Twist Bonds, Gary U.S.
Dear One Finnegan, Larry
Devil Woman Robbins, Marty
Dina Mathis, Johnny
Do You Love Me Contours
Do You Love Me? Dave Clark Five
Donít Hang Up Orlons
Dr. No Norman, Monty
Dream Baby Orbison, Roy
Duke of Earl Chandler, Gene
Easy Question, (Such An) Presley, Elvis
Evergreen Orbison, Roy
Go Away Little Girl Lawrence, Steve
Good Luck Charm Presley, Elvis
Green Onions Booker T & the MGs
Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen Sedaka, Neil
Having a Party Cooke, Sam
Her Royal Magesty Darren, James
Hey Baby Channel, Bruce
Heís a Rebel Crystals
I Canít Stop Loving You Charles, Ray
I Know (You Donít Love Me No More) George, Barbara
I Left My Heart in San Francisco Bennett, Tony
I Remember You Ifield, Frank
If I Had a Hammer Peter Paul & Mary
Irresistible You Darin, Bobby
It Keeps Right On a Hurting Tillotson, Johnny
Johnny Angel Fabares, Shelley
Johnny Get Angry Sommers, Joannie
Keep Your Hands Off My Baby Little Eva
Lemon Tree Peter Paul & Mary
Let Me in Sensations
Letís Dance Montez, Chris
Letís Go (Pony) Routers
Limbo Rock Checker, Chubby
Loco-Motion Little Eva
Lonely Bull Herb Alpert & the TJB
Love Letters Lester, Ketty
Lover Please McPhatter, Clyde
Lovers Who Wander Dion & the Belmonts
Mashed Potato Time Sharp, Dee Dee
Midnight in Moscow Ball, Kenny
Miserlou Dick Dale & the Del-Tones
Monster Mash Pickett, Bobby (Boris)
Moon River Williams, Andy
Multiplication Darin, Bobby
Next Door to an Angel Sedaka, Neil
Norman Thompson, Sue
Old Rivers Brennan, Walter
Only Love can Break a Heart Pitney, Gene
P. T. 109 Dean, James
Palisades Park Cannon, Freddy
Panzerlied New Philharmonia Orchestra
Papa Oom Mow Mow Rivingtons
Party Lights Clark, Claudine
Patches Lee, Dickie
Please Donít Ask About Barbara Vee, Bobby
Rambliní Rose Cole, Nat King
Return to Sender Presley, Elvis
Rocky Top Everly Brothers
Roses are Red Vinton, Bobby
Sealed with a Kiss Hyland, Brian
Send Me the Pillow You Dream On Tillotson, Johnny
She Cried Jay & the Americans
She Thinks I Still Care Jones, George
Sheila Roe, Tommy
Sherry Four Seasons
Sheís Got You Cline, Patsy
Sheís Not You Presley, Elvis
Shout (Pt. 1) Joey Dee & the Starlighters
Shout, Shout (Knock Yourself Out) Maresca, Erine
Silver Threads and Golden Needles Springfields
Soldier Boy Shirelles
Speedy Gonzalez Boone, Pat
Stranger on the Shore Bilk, Mr. Acker
Sure to Fall (In Love With You) Beatles
Surfiní Beach Boys
Surfiní Safari Beach Boys
Susie Darliní Roe, Tommy
Teen Age Idol Nelson, Ricky
Telstar Tornadoes
Thatís Old Fashioned Everly Brothers
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence Pitney, Gene
The Stripper Rose, David
The Wanderer Dion & the Belmonts
Things Darin, Bobbie
Things Darin, Bobby
Torture Jensen, Kris
Town Without Pity Pitney, Gene
Twistiní the Night Away Cooke, Sam
Unchain My Heart Charles, Ray
Venus in Blue Jeans Clanton, Jimmy
Wah-Watusi Orlons
Wanderer, the Dion
Whatís Your Name Don & Juan
Where Have All the Flowers Gone Kingston Trio
Wolverton Mountain King, Claude
Wolverton Mountain Claude King
You Beat Me to the Punch Wells, Mary
You Belong to Me Duprees
You Canít Judge a Book Diddley, Bo
You Donít Know Me Charles, Ray
Young World Nelson, Ricky
Youíre the One Montez, Chris

Meanwhile, in 1962...

February: Marine Corps General John Glenn circles the earth 3 times in the Friendship 7.

90% of Americans own a television set; ABC begins broadcasting in color.

The first K-Mart and Wal-Mart open.

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" with Zero Mostel premieres in New York.

Polaroid introduces color film prints which develop in 60 seconds.

June: President Kennedy federalizes Alabama's National Guard and orders Gov. George C. Wallace to allow two black students to be enrolled at the University of Alabama.

Russia denies placing nuclear missiles in Cuba. But President Kennedy provides proof that they have, places a quarantine around Cuba, and forces their removal.

July: The Telstar I communications satellite is launched.

In a seven-game series, the New York Yankees win the World Series over San Francisco.

Texas computer salesman H. Ross Perot forms a computer company called Electronic Data Systems (E.D.S.)

August: Marilyn Monroe dies of an overdose of sleeping pills. She is forever 36.

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "Lawrence of Arabia." Gregory Peck wins for Best Actor in "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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