On This Day in 1963 Little Peggy March was at No.1 with 'I Will Follow Him'

Apr 27, 2015

By AM740 Staff

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Little Peggy March started a three week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her single, ‘I Will Follow Him‘ also made it to No. 1 on the Soul Singles chart. At the age of fifteen, Peggy March became the youngest female artist to have a No. 1 single.

In an interview with Billboard.com in 2010, March spoke about having one of the longest running records in music history:

“It is really something, especially considering that the business is so different today. In 1963, we had only radio and an occasional TV show such as “American Bandstand,” or a local equivalent thereof. That’s it.

However, records are broken every day. If Willow Smith does go to No. 1, I’ll be happy to “pass the torch” to her and wish her well.

If not, I wouldn’t mind my record holding for another three years, until 2013. I wouldn’t mind holding on to the title for an even 50!”

 

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