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Helen Joseph Newman

This was some task..I have a music library of over a million songs so I did it by year.

I can still remember, as if it were yesterday, my friends and I were at “The Hamburger Depot” (Wykagyl hot spot for after-school hook-ups)... we were listening to the radio and HE’S SO FINE CAME ON… it was such a tremendous hit that they played it 5 times in a row. Never before or never since that day, back in 1963, has a radio station done that.

1957 - Come Go With Me - Dell-Vikings
1958 - All I Have to do is Dream - The Everly Brothers
1959 - There Goes My Baby - The Drifters
1960 - Angel Baby - Rosie and the Originals (which I recorded for a Demo also)
1961 - Baby it’s You - The Shirelles
1962 - The One Who Really Loves You - Mary Wells
1963 - He’s So Fine - The Chiffons
1964 - I Should Have Known Better - And I Love Her - If I Fell and ALL THE '64 BEATLES SONGS
1964 - Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters

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Bruce Hammer

I'll salute the first Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class:

Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven
Ray Charles - What'd I Say, parts 1 and 2
Sam Cooke - You Send Me
Little Richard - Good Golly Miss Molly
Fats Domino - Ain't That a Shame

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Jed Levine

Some are B sides, just to keep things interesting. At least one member of our class was part of a group that sang The Chiffons' Oh My Lover at the 1963 Senior Variety Show...

Oh My Lover (Chiffons)
Not Me (Orlons)
Look In My Eyes (Chantels)
When My Little Girl is Smiling (Drifters)
I'm Blue (Ikettes)
Night Train (James Brown/Famous Flames)
The Stripper (David Rose)
Memphis (Lonnie Mack)

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Nicki Luca Creatore

At the Hop - Danny and the Juniors - 1958  (the first record I bought by myself - I still have it)
Stand by Me - Ben E. King - 1961
If I Had a Hammer - Peter, Paul and Mary - 1962
You've Really Got a Hold on Me - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - 1962
I Get Around - Beach Boys - 1964
Time Is On Our Side - Rolling Stones - 1964 (their first year in release)
"Meet the Beatles" album (1964) and ALL Beatles

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me - Mel Carter - 1965 (this is a year after graduation, but the best close dancing song ever)

American Pie - Don McLean - 1971 (not released during our junior/high school years but all about that time - plus Don McLean is from New Rochelle and went to Iona Prep, Class of 1963)

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Daniel Lagarino

Can I Get a Witness (Marvin Gaye - 1963)
Quicksand (Martha and the Vandellas - 1963)
I Only Have Eyes for You (Flamingos - 1959)
My Girl (Temptations - 1965)
Come Go with Me (Dell-Vikings - 1957)
Come and Get These Memories (Martha and the Vandellas - 1963)
Dancing in the Street (Martha and the Vandellas - 1964)
Jimmy Mack (Martha and the Vandellas - 1967)
Our Day Will Come (Ruby and the Romantics - 1963)
This I Swear (Skyliners - 1959)

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Mark Major

I'm So Young (Students - 1958)
Be My Baby (Ronettes - 1963)
Visions of Johanna (Bob Dylan - 1966)
I Love You More than Words Can Say (Otis Redding - 1966)
In My Room (Beach Boys - 1964)
Amanda (Boston - 1986)
Heart of Gold (Neil Young - 1972)
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Beatles - 1965)
Glad All Over (Dave Clark Five - 1964)
I'm on the Outside (Looking In) (Little Anthony and the Imperials - 1964)
Keep on Pushing (Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions - 1964)
Norwegian Wood (Beatles - 1965)
Harvest (Neil Young - 1972)
The Crystal Ship (Doors - 1967)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young - 1970)

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Billee (Helene Kiefert) Culin

There is such an eclectic choice of music from our era. We went from soul to psychedelic.

Do You Want to Know a Secret (Beatles - 1964)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles - 1964)
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters - 1964)

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Marty Kaliski

I think we saw the last of the great R & B era - still miss it. Maybe 'Take 5' by the Dave Brubeck Quartet to celebrate their visit.

The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) (Betty Everett - 1964)
Up on the Roof (Drifters - 1963)
Sherry (Four Seasons - 1962)
Leader of the Pack (Shangri-Las - 1964)
Stay (Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs - 1960)
Take Five (Dave Brubeck Quartet - 1959)

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Ian 'Steve' Altman

Under the Boardwalk (Drifters - 1964)
Time is on My Side (Rolling Stones - 1964)
I Get Around (Beach Boys - 1964)
He's So Fine (Chiffons - 1963)
any Roy Orbison

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Sharon Thompson

These songs had a profound effect on my life then and now. I saw Dylan at Brown in 1963 when I was a junior at NRHS. His music changed my view of the world.

Do You Believe in Magic (Lovin' Spoonful - 1965)
The Times They Are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan - 1964)
There But for Fortune (Joan Baez - 1964)
Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan - 1966)
Masters of War (Bob Dylan - 1963)

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Carol Sirkin Wood

We used-to-believe in peace, freedom and equality

Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan - 1963)
The Times They are A-Changin' (Bob Dylan - 1964)
Love Me I'm a Liberal (Phil Ochs - 1966)
I Ain't A-Marchin' Anymore (Phil Ochs - 1965)
We Shall Overcome (Pete Seeger and the Weavers)

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Phyllis Eisgrau Simon

My Boyfriend's Back (Angels - 1963)
Louie Louie (Kingsmen - 1963)
My Guy (Mary Wells - 1963)
Under the Boardwalk (Drifters - 1964)
Chapel of Love (Dixie Cups - 1964)

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Ken Cooper

I Ran All The Way Home (Impalas-1958)
Blue Moon (The Marcels-1959)
Surfin' Bird (The Trashmen-1963)
Teenager in Love (Dion and the Belmonts-1959)
Barbara Anne (The Regents-1961)
I Wonder Why (Dion and the Belmonts - 1958)
Unchained Melody (Vito and the Salutations - 1963) (much better than that namby-pamby version by the Righteous Brothers)

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Eric Beerwald

Red River Rock (Johnny and the Hurricanes-1959)
Mule Skinner Blues (The Fendermen-1960)
Johnnie B. Goode (Chuck Berry-1958)
Memphis (Lonnie Mack-1963)
What'd I Say (Ray Charles-1959)

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Fred Geldon

Mr. Blue (Fleetwood - 1959)
Catch the Wind (Donovan - 1965)
Four Strong Winds (Ian & Sylvia - 1963)
Don't Worry, Baby (Beach Boys - 1964)
Here, There, and Everywhere (Beatles - 1966)

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Steve Delman

My Girl (Temptations - 1965)
Up on the Roof (Drifters - 1963)
I Want to Hold Your Hand (Beatles - 1964)

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Eileen Coviello Formes

Yesterday (Beatles - 1966)
Summer in the City (Lovin' Spoonful - 1966)

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Pat Carpanzano

Maybe (Chantels - 1958)
Sixteen Candles (Crests - 1959)
Devil or Angel (Bobby Vee - 1960)
Lonely Teenager (Dion - 1960)
Where or When (Dion and the Belmonts - 1960)
Blue Moon (Marcels - 1961)
Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe - 1961)
Pretty Little Angel Eyes (Curtis Lee - 1961)
Runaway (Del Shannon - 1961)
Take Good Care of My Baby (Bobby Vee - 1961)
Sherry (Four Seasons - 1962)
'Til (Angels - 1962)
Have You Heard (Duprees - 1963)
What's Your Name (Don & Juan - 1962)
You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Righteous Brothers - 1965)

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Patty Smith Sparano

Little GTO...very special memories of time spent at NY National Speedway in Center Moriches, Long Island...drag racing my '66 GTO. Every week-end was one more chance to enjoy that "need for speed" down the 1/4 mile track.

100 Pounds of Clay (Gene McDaniels - 1961)
Walking in the Rain (Ronettes - 1964)
I Wanna Love Him So Bad (Jellybeans - 1964)
Please Say You Want Me (Schoolboys - 1957)
Image of a Girl (Safaris - 1960)
Sacred (Castells - 1961)
Once in a While (Chimes - 1961)
Till Then (Classics - 1963)
A Million to One (Jimmy Charles - 1960)
Be My Baby (Ronettes - 1963)
Little GTO (Ronny and the Daytonas - 1960)
You'll Lose a Good Thing (Barbara Lynn - 1962)

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Marvin Robbins

Loved all of the 50's and 60's music! Listened to them, sang them...and still do!

One Summer Night (The Danleers, 1958)
What's Your Name (Don & Juan, 1962)
Could This Be Magic (The Dubs, 1957)
Tear Drops (Lee Andrews and the Hearts, 1957)
High School Confidential (Jerry Lee Lewis, "Killer," 1958)

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Margaret Di Piazza

Big fan of Beatles, Beach Boys, Joan Baez, Lovin' Spoonful

Twist and Shout (Beatles - 1964)
Can't Buy Me Love (Beatles - 1964)
She Loves You (Beatles - 1964)
If I Fell (Beatles - 1964)
My Boyfriend's Back (Angels - 1963)
Earth Angel (Penguins - 1955)
Get Around (Beach Boys - 1964)
A Teenager in Love (Dion and the Belmonts - 1959)
All I Have to Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers - 1958)
Do You Believe in Magic (Lovin' Spoonful - 1966)
He's So Fine (Chiffons - 1963)
Leader of the Pack (Shangri-Las - 1964)
You Send Me (Sam Cooke - 1957)
Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Shirelles - 1961)

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Gwendolyn Williams

Let me start by saying I love music period!! All types of music...but come on now, back in the day, the music that swept me off my feet, that reached my soul, that made my feet move, arms fling about.....was the Mo-town sound!

I have sooooo many favorite "sounds!" The 'oldies will always be MY goodies!' The 60's & 70's are special decades of my life. Mo-town was relative to so many folks, for socializing, studying, meditating, crying and laughing with....WOW, the lyrics, music, no others!

I am also fond of Jamaican music, having been introduced first to Ska and shortly thereafter Reggae, (late 60's, early 70's) and continue to enjoy my extensive collection.

Stay in my Corner (Dells - 1965)
The Way You Do the Things You Do (Temptations - 1964)
Nowhere to Run (Martha and the Vandellas - 1962)
Got to Give It Up (Marvin Gaye - 1977)
It's Mashed Potato Time (Dee Dee Sharp - 1962)

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Vicky Battaly Valerioti

StoryBook Children (Billy Vera - 1967)
On My Own (Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald - 1986)

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Ricki Mazzullo

She's Not There (Zombies - 1964)
Time of the Season (Zombies - 1966)
Come Softly to Me (Fleetwoods - 1959)
See You in September (Happenings - 1966)
You Really Got Me (Kinks - 1964)
Stop! In the Name of Love (Supremes - 1965)
Baby Love (Supremes - 1964)
Suite Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills & Nash - 1969)
Tears on My Pillow (Little Anthony and the Imperials - 1958)

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Bob London

Save the Last Dance for Me (Drifters - 1960)
Unchained Melody (Righteous Brothers - 1965)
Up on the Roof (Drifters, 1963)
Spanish Harlem (Ben E. King - 1961)
Funny (How Time Slips Away) (Joe Hinton - 1964)
Busted (Ray Charles - 1963)
Charlie Brown (Coasters - 1959)
Dawn (Go Away) (Four Seasons - 1964)
Deep Purple (Nino Tempo and April Stevens - 1963)
Great Pretender (Platters - 1955)
If You Wanna Be Happy (Jimmy Soul - 1963)
Quarter to Three (Gary (U. S.) Bonds - 1961)
Splish Splash (Bobby Darin - 1958)
That'll Be the Day (Crickets - 1957)
Twist and Shout (Isley Brothers - 1962)

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Cathy Rosenfeld Cohen

You Belong to Me (Duprees - 1962)
Get a Job (Silhouettes - 1958)
Searchin' (Coasters - 1957)
Love Potion No. 9 (Clovers - 1959)

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John Paradise

Up On the Roof (Drifters - 1963)
Where or When (Dion and the Belmonts - 1960)
You've Really Got a Hold on Me (Miracles - 1963)
I Only Have Eyes for You (Flamingos - 1959)
A Million to One (Jimmy Charles - 1960)

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Mindy Branch Levitt

Duke of Earl (Gene Chandler - 1962)
The Twist (Chubby Checker - 1960)
Runaround Sue (Dion -1961)

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Paul Kane

Careless Love (Lonnie Johnson)
Swingin' the Blues (Lonnie Johnson)
Too Late to Cry (Lonnie Johnson)
Here 'tis (Dizzy Gillespie)
Pau De Arara (Dizzy Gillespie)

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Bonnie Freeman

Runaway (Del Shannon - 1961)

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Janet Johnson Barr

Thanks for this opportunity! Google and I searched around for some wonderful musical memories and found some long forgotten but well remembered songs. Is that an oxymoron?

Anyway, as I checked my list against what's been submitted, I discovered that many of my favorites were already there. It's going to be a great musical evening, that's for sure!

Easier Said than Done (Essex - 1963)
You Beat Me to the Punch (Mary Wells - 1962)
Cathy's Clown (Everly Brothers - 1960)
Mama Said (Shirelles - 1961)
Little Darlin' (Diamonds - 1957)
Chances Are (Johnny Mathis - 1957)
Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You) (Little Caesar and the Romans - 1961)

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Bette Ann Pray Koberstein

Cryin' (Roy Orbison - 1961)
Oh, Pretty Woman (Roy Orbison - 1964)
Crazy (Patsy Cline - 1961)
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival - 1969)
Light My Fire (Doors - 1967)

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Wally Borgen

Put Your Head on My Shoulder (Paul Anka - 1959)

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Frank Friscia

Since I Don't Have You (Skyliners - 1959)
Tears on My Pillow (Little Anthony and the Imperials - 1958)
Sherry (Four Seasons - 1962)
Runaround Sue (Dion - 1961)
You Belong to Me (Duprees - 1962)

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Suzanne Gould Davis

Sorry...not a whole Sweetheart requests this song:

Still Crazy after All These Years (Paul Simon - 1976)

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Patti Anderson Reilling

I was really into folk music in high school, college and for years after, so I just had to throw in a couple of folksy selections. I must admit, I still favor that genre and even pick up my guitar every once in awhile when no one is around to hear me ... lol.

All I Have to Do Is Dream (Everly Brothers - 1958)
Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan - 1963)
Chances Are (Johnny Mathis - 1957)
Yesterday (Beatles - 1965)
We Shall Overcome (Pete Seeger and the Weavers)

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Jill Spitz Avrunin

Anything by the Beatles
Anything by the Rolling Stones
Anything by Simon and Garfunkel
Anything by the Weavers

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Marsha Hurwitz Edelstein

The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen - 1961)
Shout (Isley Brothers - 1959)
This Magic Moment (Drifters - 1960)
Lonely Teardrops (Jackie Wilson - 1958)
The Angels Listened In (Crests - 1959)

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Jimmy Baum

I Get Around (Beach Boys - 1964)

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Judy Rosabella DeVesta

Any song by Johnny Maestro. On a personal note, any song by Lesley Gore will remind me of my high school sweetheart, later my husband and now my ex-husband. I don't want to go back to the dark place!! Only kidding!!

Stroll - (Diamonds - 1958)
Just to Be with You (Passions - 1959)
What Time is It (Jive Five - 1962)
Over the Rainbow (Demensions - 1960)
Traces (Classics IV - 1969)

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Ceil Duncan Newkirk

My husband, William, and I were both married twice before - we have now been together for 20 years and married for 11 years. This was our wedding song - "I Found Lovin'." I love New Rochelle and stayed here and have taught Art at NRHS in the 70's and Isaac E. Young Middle School for 15 years - Art - and worked on many community art and humanitarian projects for our city.

I Found Lovin' (Fatback Band - 1984)
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead - 1979)
Second Time Around (Shalamar - 1980)

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