Last week, I checked the top 100 of 1962 and found some absolutely wonderful songs that get better with age. (By the way, I should tell you that I'm one of those strange people who likes to check "old radio play lists")
To be honest, I was not listening to the radio back in 1962. However, I picked up all of these songs in the 1970's when there was a revival of this music with "American Graffiti" & the "Happy Days" TV show. Thank you Fonzi, Richie & Mrs C!
I got hooked and have enjoyed these tunes ever since.
This is "Venus in blue jeans" by Jimmy Clanton, one of my favorites from that period. It was an international hit and made the top 100 of 1962.
Jimmy Clinton was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He had a few hits but "Venus in blue jeans" was his biggest! And it was a great song:
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