Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KFXM July 15, 1960

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini-Brian Hyland #1
Highest debut Over The Rainbow-Baysiders #31 New
It's Now Or Never/A Mess Of Blues-Elvis Presley
Walk Right In _Richard Berry
Happiest Man Alive-David Gates


Anonymous said...

Wow, David Gates had one in 1960 ! I can't remember hearing it. Jonny Bruce

Anonymous said...

If it's the same David Gates
from BREAD, that would have made
him 20 years old.
Born 12/11/1940.
Possibly could be him.
Anyone ever hear this song?
I bet it didn't go far on
the charts.

Anonymous said...

David Gates was around in 1963
he wrote the Murmaids hit "Popsicles & Icicles"

Anonymous said...

So Gates was 30 when MAKE IT
WITH YOU broke out.

megablogger said...

Boy, Anonymous sure has a big family.

David Gates came to L.A. from Tulsa, at about the same time Leon Russell and J.J. Cale about 1960.

The 45 did not go far on the charts, nor did his other early recordings under his own name and under various other group names...Gates had to wait for a decade to have serious sales.

These early sides are big-time collector's items.