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Ronnie Dove, the only son of Fairfax County, Virginia police sergeant Paul S. Dove and his first wife, Catherine Pearl nee Smith Dove Rusk, was born in Herndon, Virginia, United States, his older sister is Marjorie L. Forrester. During his stint in the Coast Guard, Dove began his singing career in the clubs of Baltimore, where he was stationed. He formed a group, The Belltones, and they played Baltimore and the East Coast for four years. In 1959, they recorded their debut single "Lover Boy" on their own label. In 1961, they released a cover of the Buddy Knox hit "Party Doll" on Decca Records, but it failed to chart. They issued one more single on Jalo Records before the group broke up and Dove went solo.[1]




VA - Billboard Top 100 Of 1961 1961.rar



Following its initial film appearance, the theme has been recorded by many artists in both instrumental and vocal versions. The best-known cover version of the theme is an instrumental version by Percy Faith and his Orchestra that was a Number One hit for nine weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1960. Percy Faith won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1961 for his recording. This was the first movie theme and the first instrumental to win a Record of the Year Grammy.


Roger Mudd, the longtime political correspondent and anchor for NBC and CBS who once stumped Sen. Edward Kennedy by simply asking why he wanted to be president, died March 9, 2021. He was 93. During more than 30 years on network television, starting with CBS in 1961, Mudd covered Congress, elections and political conventions and was a frequent anchor and contributor to various specials.


Bill Freehan, an 11-time All-Star catcher with the Detroit Tigers and key player on the 1968 World Series championship team, died Aug. 19, 2021, at age 79. He played his entire career with the Tigers, from 1961 through 1976. Besides All-Star appearances, including all 15 innings in the 1967 game, Freehan was awarded five Gold Gloves.


The 1961 box set, "King of the Delta Blues Singers," brings together hits from the original 78s from the now-legendary blues singer. According to AllMusic, the original 1961 box set jump-started the blues revival in the 1960s, and put Robert Johnson on the map for influential musicians during that decade, as up until that point, his sound had mostly been forgotten.


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