TIME CAPSULE HOME ... January 1956 ... May 1956 ... March 1957 ... September 1957 ... November 1957 ... March 1958 ... June 1958 ... October 1958 ...February 1959... April 1959 ... July 1959 ... October 1959 ... January 1960 ... March 1960 ... August 1960 ... December 1960 ... February 1961 ... April 1961 ... July 1961 ... December 1961 ... February 1962 . . . May 1962 ... August 1962 ... November 1962 . . . April 1963 ... June 1963 .. September 1963 ...
asd
sds faf sadD asd dasdds as

Billboard Top Twenty for July 13, 1959
Rank..Previous .. # Weeks .. Title .. Artist

#1 .. 2 / 7 Lonely Boy------------------------------Paul Anka
#2 .. 1 / 12 The Battle Of New Orleans---------------Johnny Horton
#3 .. 3 / 12 Personality-----------------------------Lloyd Price
#4 .. 6 / 8 Waterloo--------------------------------Stonewall Jackson
#5 .. 5 / 9 Lipstick On Your Collar-----------------Connie Francis
#6 .. 10 / 5 Tiger-----------------------------------Fabian
#7 .. 4 / 13 Dream Lover-----------------------------Bobby Darin
#8 .. 7 / 10 Tallahassee Lassie----------------------Freddy Cannon
#9 .. 13 / 13 My Heart Is An Open Book----------Carl Dobkins Jr.
#10 .. 12 / 8 A Boy Without A Girl--------------------Frankie Avalon
#11 .. 16 / 7 I Only Have Eyes For You-------------The Flamingos
#12 .. 8 / 8 Bobby Sox To Stockings----------------Frankie Avalon
#13 .. 23 / 5 Forty Miles Of Bad Road-----------------Duane Eddy
#14 .. 9 / 9 Frankie---------------------------------Connie Francis
#15 .. 18 / 5 M. T. A.--------------------------------The Kingston Trio
#16 .. 11 / 9 Along Came Jones------------------------The Coasters
#17 .. 20 / 13 You're So Fine--------------------------The Falcons
#18 .. 24 / 5 Twixt Twelve And Twenty-----------------Pat Boone
#19 .. 15 / 9 Bongo Rock------------------------------Preston Epps
#20 .. 28 / 7 There Goes My Baby----------------------The Drifters

 

Paul Anka had sixteen top twenty records during the Elvis Era (1956-1963).  His first, "Diana," was a #1.  "Lonely Boy" reached the top spot on July 13th, 1959 and would be his only other number one.  Anka was one of the first singer / songwriters and he would go on to write major hits for other artists, most notably, "My Way" by Frank Sinatra.  There was only one other chart topper in the top twenty on July 13th, "The Battle of New Orleans" which "Lonely Boy" replaced.  However, there were two former #2's from June:  "Personality" and "Dream Lover."  "There Goes My Baby" was barely in the top twenty in July, but would climb to number two on August 17th.

This was the beginning of the teen idol stage of rock and roll.  Along with Paul Anka, Fabian, Bobby Darin, Frankie Avalon, and Freddy Cannon all had top ten entries.  Avalon had two songs in the top twenty with the double-sided hit, "A Boy Without a Girl" and "Bobby Sox to Stockings."  Connie Francis also two sided top twenty with "Lipstick on Your Collar" and "Frankie" (her ode to Frankie Avalon.) 

The July 13th chart showcased four records that would make Billboard's 1959 end of the year top ten:  "The Battle of New Orleans" (#1), "Personality" (#3), "Lonely Boy" (#5), and "Dream Lover" (#6).

In other news:

  • Queen Elizabeth visited Chicago
  • Robert Kennedy (chief counsel of the Senate labor racketeering committee) accused Jimmy Hoffa of illegal use of Teamster Union funds
  • The Major League Baseball All Star game was played in Pittsburgh (National League 5-4 winners)
  • Kevin Spacey was born
  • Billie Holiday died
  • Boston Red Sox becamae the last Major League Baseball team to integrate
  • Skull fragment of Australopithecus discovered in Tanzania by Mary Leakey
Can you guess what popular Alfred Hitchcock movie premiered in July, 1959?
If you are new to the "Elvis Era" it is recommended that you go to the "Site Map" first to familiarize yourself with all the features of the site.