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21_ Many people don't realize that Del Shannon was highly regarded as a song writer and was the composer of "I Go To Pieces."  There is a lot of stuff about Del Shannon on the Internet.  I like the sight at THIS LINK very much.  THIS LINK links to "I go To Pieces."     
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22_ "A Lover's Concerto" begins with the line "How gentle is the rain that falls softly on the meadow."  
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23_ The Toys recorded "A Lover's Concerto."  If you like the song, (who doesn't?) you'll enjoy going to THIS LINK.
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24_ The name of the song is "Positively 4th Street.  It peaked at number 7 on Billboard in 1965.   THIS LINK will show you exactly where 4th Street is.  As you may have imagined, it goes through Greenwich Village.  Then, aftere you have your geographical bearings, take a lok at the words to Positively 4th Street at Oldies Lyrics.
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25_ The part of Hugo was superbly preformed by Bobby Rydell.  His singing as you might imagine was excellent but his acting was very good as well.  This, of course, was the movie version of Bye, Bye Birdie.  Michael J. Pollard played Hugo on Broadway.
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26_ The Supremes were aptly named as they poured out number 1 hits throughout the 60's!  THIS LINK will tell you more about it.  Then, keep hanging on, at least, until you click THIS LINK.
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27_ The Byrds' 1965 number 1 hit "Turn, Turn, Turn" was the song that had the words taken from The Bible.  The words weren't word for word from The Bible, but they were pretty close. The link Oldies Lyrics takes you to "Words Heard by You" for a side by side comparison of the words to Turn, Turn, Turn and The Book of Ecclesiastes verses 3:1 - 3:8.
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28_ Barry McGuire was an outstanding singer from the 60's.  He was bound to find an extraordinary amount of success, even if a lot of it came from outside his niche.  THIS LINK will give some background on "The New Christy Minstrels."
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29_ The name of this classic protest song was "Eve of Destruction."  It was written by P.F. Sloan.  There is a very interesting article on the song written by the composer P.F. Sloan at THIS LINK. The link Oldies Lyrics takes you to "Words Heard by You" for the words to "Eve of Destruction."
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30_ Either my mock poetry stinks, you are very young or you have figured out that the song is "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah."
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31_  The singer / songwriter is Allan Sherman.  There is a lot great stuff on the incomparable Allan Sherman at THIS LINK.  Anyone who remembers him is sure to get a real kick out of visiting this excellent site.  It includes words to many of his songs. By clicking Oldies Lyrics you will be taken to "Words Heard by You" for the unofficial lyrics to "Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh."
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32_ Herman's Hermits had a top 10 hit with a redo of "Wonderful World" in 1965.
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33_ The 1959 version of "Wonderful World" was recorded and co-written by Sam Cooke.  It was a top 10 hit.
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34_ False.  Alpert, of Cooke, Adler and Alpert IS Herb Alpert of Tijuana Brass fame.  In Herb Alpert's pre-Tijuana Brass days he was employed by Keene Records as a songwriter.  He was the co-writer, along with Sam Cooke and Lou Adler, of "Wonderful World" and "Only Sixteen."
Lou Adler has had a very distinguished career as a musician and songwriter.  In my mind, his most impressive accomplishment was being married to Shelly Fabre.  After seeing that on anyone's resume, any other entry, to me, seems insignificant!
Back to the business at hand, clicking Oldies Lyrics takes you to "Words Heard by You" for side by side words to "Wonderful World" and "Only Sixteen."   
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35_ Bobby Vinton's first hit, "Roses Are Red," went to the top of the charts in 1962.  "Roses Are Red" was written by  one of the true pioneers of the Rock and Roll era, Paul Evans.  To bring back memories of this classic oldies love song go to THIS LINK.
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36_ The Dixie Cups got to number 7 with "People Say."  More on the Dixie Cups can be found at THIS LINK.  View side by side lyrics to Chapel of Love and People Say at "Words Heard by You." You will be there after you click Oldies Lyrics.
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37_ James Darren had a big hit in 1961.  He made it up to number 4 with a little ditty called "Goodbye Cruel World."  Although our question somewhat demeans this song, it was a highly regarded record at its time.  The circus atmosphere that the music tries to create, makes the song sound a little inane by today's standards.  However, it was well sung by Darren, very cleverly written by Gloria Shayne and Billboard lists it as the number 35 song of 1961.  Anyway, whether you loved the song or not, you simply must visit THIS LINK!
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38_ The Hollywood Argyles number 2 smash hit record was "Alley Oop."  The Hollywood Argyles were really only one person, disc jockey Gary Paxton, who put the record together.  The record was the most popular of three versions of Alley Oop.  Another popular version was done by  Dante & The Evergreens, a real singing group.  A third version was also cut by The Dyna Sores.  This version doesn't show up on most of the charts.
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39_ The name of this song was "The 59th Bridge Song."  A lot of people think the name is "Slow Down You Move Too Fast."  This is an easy mistake to make.  Another popular misconception is that the song's name is "Feelin' Groovy."
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40_ This song sounds like it is sung by Simon and Garfunckle.  Indeed, it has their earmarks.  They did cut a record of this song and it is written by Paul Simon.  However, by far and away, the most popular version of this song was recorded by Harper's Bizzare.  Their version got up to number 8 in 1967 on 77 WABC's music chart.  Those of you who remember the era may remember another minor hit by Harper's Bizzarre called "Anything Goes." THIS LINK has more information.   Click Oldies Lyrics and you will be taken to "Words Heard by You" so you can see the words to 59th St Bridge Song.
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