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Posted By: Jim Liddane on: 08/10/2009 12:59:59 EDT|
Subject: RE: Lonnie Mack - Memphis - 1963
Have a little LR; not sure why this never made US Top 40! Maybe not released as a single?
It was released in the US in January 1957 - made 49 on Billboard.
The flip in the USA "All Around The World" made 13 on Billboard's R&B charts, and as most of the Southern stations concentrated on the B side, chart positions were split.
In the UK, this got to Number 9 - and the film (I think the best 50's rock & roll film of all) - was a huge UK hit.
He never did all the great in the USA - he had about six Top 20 singles - in the UK, he had 10.
Somebody once said that if you wanted to explain to a Martian what rock and roll/pop music was about, all you had to do is play one song by Little Richard, followed by one song by the 4 Seasons - and they would get it.
(Frankly, I thought you might try the "Martian Hop" on them - but then again, perhaps not)