June 26, 1961 Gary U.S. Bonds started a two-week run at No.1

Jun 26, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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On June 26, 1961 Gary U.S. Bonds started a two-week run at No.1 on the US charts with the single Quarter to Three. This single was a No.7 hit in the UK. Before Bonds recorded this song it was an instrumental by The Church Street Five called A Night With Daddy G. Bonds’ manager added lyrics to the song and had him record it.

Bruce Springsteen was a big fan of the song and often covers it in his performances. In 1981, Springsteen went on to produce a successful comeback album for Bonds.

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