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Wicked Wilson, Sam and Dave Highlight TV Shorts, Lesley, Association and Kingston Trio Underscore Mrs. America

Wilson Pickett's hit 1966 version of Chris Kenner's much-covered classic "Land of 1000 Dances" is set for a few months of heavy promo play as HBO is using it to hype Lovecraft County, an upcoming Jordan Peele/Misha Green horror series beginning in August. Political drama Mrs. America continues working its way through the '70s on FX while slipping in a few notable '60s tunes including teen-feminist anthem "You Don't... MORE ››

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The Browns

Sibling trio The Browns come up at #24 and #96 on the Top 100 RCA Victor Hits of the '50s and '60s! Check out the rankings of the list's other 98 tracks... MORE ››

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The Monkees

They were four show business hopefuls unacquainted with one another. Each grew up in different surroundings: Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles and Manchester. Whether it was sheer luck or a keen eye for talented actors, comedians, musicians ersatz or genuine, each of whom would complement the other, Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider made outstanding choices when they assembled the cast of NBC's The Monkees. Ultimately, the four are more fondly remembered for their music...though the show was pretty memorable too. It didn't come off exactly as originally outlined, but then things of lasting beauty seldom do; as of the spring of 1965 the plan was to do a half hour comedy show about The Lovin' Spoonful, a real but presumably ... MORE ››

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Billy and Lillie

Bloomfield, New Jersey trumpeter-singer Billy Ford entered the music business around 1942 while still a teenager, performing with fellow trumpet man Cootie Williams' band between its early '40s period as The Rug Cutters and Williams' hitmaking peak with vocalist Eddie Vinson that began in 1945. Ford was determined to forge a career as ... MORE ››