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One-Hit Wonders: John and Ernest

Introduction John & Ernest were another of those “one hit wonder” acts, who scored short-termed popularity via the Top 40 hit “Superfly Meets Shaft” in...

One-hit Wonders: Carl Douglas

Introduction Carl Douglas is an R&B and pop singer-songwriter, recording artist and "one hit wonder" from Jamaica known for his novelty hit "Kung Fu Fighting."...

One-hit Wonders: Napoleon XIV

Introduction American singer-songwriter Jerry Samuels turned himself into a one hit wonder as Napoleon XIV, who made a big hit with a novelty single "They're...

The Delegates and Their Novelty Hit “Convention ’72”

Introduction to The Delegates The Delegates were a one hit wonder “group” from the 70s music era formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They consisted of radio...

One-Hit Wonders the De John Sisters

Introduction to The De John Sisters The De John Sisters were a 1950s vocal duo, consisting of Julie and Dux DiGiovanni, both born in Chester,...

Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots and Their Disco Novelty Hit “Disco Duck”

Introduction to Rick Dees and his Cast of Idiots Rigdon Osmond “Rick” Dees III is an American radio and comic personality best known for his...

The Story and Music of Homer and Jethro

Introduction to Homer and Jethro Homer and Jethro were an American country and parody duo consisted of Henry D. Haynes (“Homer,” 1920-1971) and Kenneth C....

Laurie London — The 13-Year Old Boy with a Big Hit in His Hands

Introduction Englishman Laurie London has been best known as a child crooner of the upbeat version of the spiritual tune "He's Got The Whole World...

Teresa Brewer – the Versatile Singer

Introduction to Teresa Brewer Teresa Brewer was an American popular singer. She started singing when she was quite young, and began her recording career as...

One-hit Wonder Daddy Dewdrop with “Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes Love It)”

Short career summary on Daddy Dewdrop Richard Monda aka Daddy Dewdrop is an American singer-songwriter and musician known for his novelty song "Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya...

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How Was Beer Made in the 17TH Century?

In the 17th century, beer production involved several meticulous steps. It began with the malting.  The process included germinating and drying the barley to...

Scott Audia Highlights Ethical Investing in Modern Finance

In today’s investment landscape, ethical investing has moved from a niche interest to a significant influence in the financial markets. More investors than ever...

How Was Beer Made in the 15TH Century?

In the 15th century, the beer-making process involved malting grains, mashing process, and boiling with hops. There were unique fermentation methods shaped by regional differences,...
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