Permit me to be sappy here for a minute: God blessed me with three wonderful brothers. Well, Mom had a lot to do with it, as did Dad and Tex, who was her second husband. Here are the #1 songs in the US and UK on the days they were born. I’m not going to tell you which year; figure it out if you want to know that badly.
Jim (December 11):
US: Elvis Presley, “Jailhouse Rock” You have to figure that Elvis would be in here somewhere.
UK: Harry Belafonte, “Mary’s Boy Child” A Christmas song, which you might expect, it being two weeks before Christmas.
Kip (November 13):
US: The Kingston Trio, “Tom Dooley” The folk boom was in full swing when this one reached #1.
UK: Tommy Edwards, “It’s All In The Game” Simply a beautiful song.
Pat (September 9):
US: Glen Campbell, “Rhinestone Cowboy” Haven’t heard much about Glen, who was in the final stages of Alzheimer’s disease the last I heard about a year ago.
UK: Rod Stewart, “Sailing” Had to listen to this to make sure this wasn’t the Christopher Cross song of the same name.
And just for good measure, on my birthday, March 25:
US: Les Baxter & His Orchestra, “The Poor People of Paris” A delightful little tune from the days when delightful little tunes made it to the Hot 100.
UK: The Dream Weavers, “It’s Almost Tomorrow” I had never heard this one. Another video of this song had Ed Sullivan saying that they were a group from the University of Florida.
Special thanks to BirthdayJams for their help. That’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for June 5, 2017.