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The Summer of Twisting and Shouting

NME Top Thirty Wed 7.17.63

The New Musical Express Top 30 in the UK July 17, 1963. A snapshot in hits, including a whopping three versions of ‘Twist and Shout,’ more than one song issued in the US two or three years earlier, a film theme, and, at the bottom, Cliff Richard struggling to retain his relevance while his former backing band holds the #5 slot. A surprising entry from Japanese comedian Kyu Sakamoto. Plus classics from the Crystals, Lesley Gore, and more. Have a listen.

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