So what was special about 1962?

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  1. Telemarkman

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    It's in 35th place on this alternative list:

    http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/bg_hits/bg_hits_62.html

    There are probably many songs that may have charted Billboard Top 100 without placing themselves in the annual total charts.
     
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    Well...I was born but must important was the year of The Beatles first single, Love Me Do
     
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    Re "Stranger On The Shore", no-one I've ever met seems to remember where it originally came from. It was actually the theme music from a BBC TV drama serial of the same title, about a French student girl staying with a family in Brighton, on England's south coast. As far as I can recall no repeat has ever been broadcast. I watched it at the time, but evidently to most people the production itself was nowhere near as memorable as the tune.
     
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    62 was a busy year for us. I turned 5 in July, and we moved from Elmendorf AFB Anchorage, AK, to Davis-Monthan AFB,Tucson, AZ. We made part of the trip in a Super Constellation, my first time flying.The Cuban Missile Crisis meant Dad was flying, and on alert constantly. Later in the year he would be seconded to NASA as Senior Attending Flight Surgeon for Project Gemini, a post he held throughout Gemini. Our neighbors started building underground air raid shelters in their back yards.
     
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    I like that list better. It also has "Wipe Out" on it.

    Who didn't pound "Wipe out" on their books in 1962? ;)

    Also Pipeline, Miserlou. I guess there were just too many hits back then.
     
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    I watched a lot of this ....

     
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    Yeah, the criteria for that list is much more interesting than pure sales numbers, but of course also more subjective.

    That was one of the first tunes I played on a guitar ("Apache" was the first).
     
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    Nope, White Zombie was released in 1932.
     
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    Me too
     
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    In 1962 I got my first Fender guitar. A new Stratocaster in Fiesta Red...to emulate my hero, Hank Marvin!
    50 years on, I got a Custom Shop '62 in Fiesta Red to replace the original '62 that I sold in 1968 for a pittance!
     
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    After only 50 years, I've just found out some interesting info about "Love Me Do". It transpires that the first recorded version in June '62 was a demo with Pete Best on drums. A second version with Best's replacement, Ringo Starr, was recorded on September 4th, but the "official" version, recorded a week later, had a session guy called Andy White on drums, with Ringo playing the tambourine. Well, gadzooks, stap me vitals and fancy that!
     
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    I entered seventh grade and got my first electric--a 1957 or 58 Harmony Espanada
     
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    My uncle, John French, won that race in 1981. He and Dick Johnson were declared winners after the race was brought to a close on lap 122 due to a six-car crash.
     
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    First year of the 327 Chevrolet engine.....:p
     
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    I was in 10th grade and played my first paying gig that summer...
     
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    I have long held the notion that 1962 will be recorded as a noteworthy year for almost everything. Theatre, arts, manufacturing, knowledge, you name the subject. The reason is because the world was just right. Good stable politics even in the light of potential catastrophes added to a peaking of the American industral manufacturing. From the mid 50's on we increased our ability and skill as a bell curve, and by 1962 it really paid off. So really about 1958 to 1964 or so peaked at '62.

    The arts flourish when a society has more free spendable income, and in 1962 many did well. Pick a subject, guns, guitars, cars, appliances, tools, technology of almost any kind etc. and 1962 will have some of the finest American made items high on the list. To find the best of something I often just check to see the state of the art in 1962.

    Note: women, yes born in 1962 the list is overwhelimng, noted:)

    My "rule of 62" great year absolutely.
     
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    Chuck Norris was discharged from the US Air Force in 1962, that's all you need to know.
     
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