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Big Screen Songs by Ray, Stan, Astrud, Patsy and Animals Overshadowed by Small
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The Intern, starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway, makes use of three great songs from the '50s and '60s: "Deed I Do" by Ray Charles, bossa nova classic "The Girl From Ipanema" by sax man Stan Getz and Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto, and memorable movie melody "You Were Meant For Me," sung by Gene Kelly (to Debbie Reynolds) in 1952's Singin' in the Rain. The well-exposed ... MORE ››

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Little Peggy March

Little Peggy March claims #63 on the Top 100 Female Solo Singers of the '50s and '60s! Check out the full list of the most popular warbling women! ... MORE ››

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Johnny and the Hurricanes

Several students at Rossford High (just across the Maumee River from Toledo) got together in 1957, briefly calling themselves The Black Cats before switching to the more timely Orbits (after all, the space race was heating up with the Soviet Union's launching of Sputnik that October). John Pocisk (from Walbridge, Ohio, a Toledo suburb several miles to the south) was the ringleader from the start; a fan of the sounds of sax-wielding stars Rudy Pompilli (of Bill Haley's Comets) and Sil Austin (who'd hit big with "Slow Walk" in '56), John took up the instrument. His best buddy, Paul Tesluk, played several ... MORE ››

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by Richard Harris

Up-and-coming songwriter Jimmy Webb had one of his compositions recorded in 1965, little more than a year after his family moved to San Bernardino, California from the small town of Elk City, Oklahoma. The title was "My Christmas Tree" and The Supremes were the singers. Jimmy was 19 at the time. Over the next couple of years, he ... MORE ››