American Jukebox™

Jun 13, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

With Garrett Stack

Boys & Girls

5ee6083ee0105.jpgLiterally, hundreds of great hits were sung by boys and girls ages 17 and under. Not an 18 or 19-year-old in the pack!

Boys & Girls: The Hitmakers

When you focus on the ages of some of our favorite recording artists from the late '50s, '60s and '70s it's pretty incredible. Solo artists, groups, and family acts abound on this edition of American Jukebox. Big hits, many #1, were sung by children in elementary , middle and high school. Michael Jackson was 11, Donny Osmond was 13, The Bobbettes ("Mr. Lee") had two 12-year-olds in their quintet, and Ronnie Bennett-Spector was just 15 when she recorded Be My Baby.

The Rocky Fellers ("Killer Joe") from the Philippines were four boys and their father. The boys were 8, 10, 15, and 17. The Cowsills had six siblings, ages 8-19 plus their mother, while the Jackson 5 were five very young brothers, and the Osmonds' 5 brothers included a 13 and a 16-year old. Lesley Gore was just 16 when It's My Party soared to #1 and Dee Dee Sharp recorded Mashed Potato Time at 15. Society's Child, a serious song dealing with racial injustice and family bigotry, was written and performed by 15-year-old Janis Ian who took it to #14 on Billboard's Hot-100.

Up to this time in 1963, the youngest female artist to reach the top spot on the charts was "Little" Peggy March with I Will Follow Him. She was just 15.

And the list goes on. On this edition of American Jukebox all the singers or leads in the groups were boys or girls ages 17 or younger. None of them of legal age. In all 41 hits are presented!

Have fun while you appreciate these young kids and the energy they put into their music.

American Jukebox™
4:00 PM
Bobby Vinton What Did You Do With Your Old 45's
Mr. Lonely - His Greatest Songs Today Curb Records USCRB0302577
4:02 PM
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers Carinco Neue Medien AG USA370933040
4:04 PM
Paul Anka Diana
Diana BNF Collection FRS181470776
4:06 PM
Ricky Nelson I'm Walkin'
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Rick Nelson Burning Fire GBELT0804990
4:10 PM
The Bobbettes Mr. Lee
Atlantic Top 60: R&B Grooves Rhino Atlantic USAT20102499
4:12 PM
The Chantels Maybe
Doo Wop Classics Vol. 7 Replay Records - X5 Music Group GBGQH0602150
4:15 PM
Annette Funicello Tall Paul
Lounge Divas AudioSonic Music DEZ651358259
4:17 PM
Laurie London He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
British Beat Before The Beatles 1955-1962 Parlophone UK GBAYE5700040
4:20 PM
Bobby Rydell We Got Love
25 Original Greatest Hits - Cameo Parkway Birdy Music USA175940030
4:22 PM
Fabian Turn Me Loose
The Chancellor Records Story, Vol. 1 Roots GBLGL1286323
4:25 PM
Bobby Vee Rubber Ball
Bobby Vee - A Collection Of Great Songs AVID Entertainment GBURZ1402066
4:28 PM
Dee Dee Sharp Mashed Potato Time
Snap Your Fingers Milestones Records FR4HR1902799
4:31 PM
Brenda Lee That's All You Gotta Do
Anthology 1956-1980 Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USMC16008943
4:33 PM
The Marvelettes Beechwood 4-5789
Th Young Ones - Hit Forty Fives UMOD (Universal Music On Demand) GBCJQ1398366
4:35 PM
The Exciters Tell Him
Popular Gold Hits Vol 1 Carol Records USESK0614031
4:38 PM
The Murmaids Popsicles And Icicles
The Murmaids Sonic Frenzy Records USA370394144
4:41 PM
The Rocky Fellers Killer Joe Elgin/Medley/Russell
Hard to Find Jukebox Classics: 1963 Eric
4:45 PM
Stevie Wonder Fingertips
Number Ones Universal Music USMO10400239
4:48 PM
Lulu & the Luvers Shout
100 Essential Hits - 60s Universal Music GBF076420150
4:51 PM
Millie Small My Boy Lollipop
Hitpackage With 50 Songs - Early 60s Hits Flashback DEB551590003
4:54 PM
The Shangri-Las Leader Of The Pack
Leader Of The Pack Classic Music International USXTN1051605
4:56 PM
Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By
As Tears Go By ABKCO (US) USA170550020
5:01 PM
The Ronettes Do I Love You?
Be My Baby: The Very Best of The Ronettes Legacy Recordings USQX91100092
5:03 PM
The Ronettes Walkin' in the Rain
Jukebox Hits, Vol. 4 Classic Records USESK1326331
5:07 PM
Lesley Gore It's My Party
Old Hits Collection, Vol. 2 JB Production FR6V80484727
5:09 PM
Lesley Gore She's a Fool
Top of the Chart & Doo Wop, Vol. 2 Serenity Records USESK1335864
5:12 PM
The Chiffons Oh My Lover
A Love so Fine Cherished Records GBQ2F1153728
5:13 PM
The Chiffons He's So Fine
American Oldies - The Hits CTS Digital ZAC481603640
5:15 PM
Candy & the Kisses The 81 / Candy & the Kisses
Yo Philadelphia!!!! Look What I Found Heritage Records USCGH0561419
5:18 PM
The McCoys Hang On Sloopy (Single Version)
Bang: The Bert Berns Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Columbia/Legacy USSM16501203
5:22 PM
Keith 98.6 Degrees
60's Gold Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USIR20300599
5:25 PM
Janis Ian Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)
AM Gold The 60s Generation Time Life USQX90900349
5:31 PM
Peggy March I Will Follow Him (Chariot)
Nipper's Greatests Hits 60's Vol. 1 RCA Records Label USRC19901070
5:33 PM
Herman's Hermits Just A Little Bit Better
Herman's Hermits Retrospective ABKCO USA176590050
5:36 PM
Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good Goffin/King
Hard To Find Jukebox Classics: 1964 ERIC
5:39 PM
The Cowsills Indian Lake
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of The Cowsills Universal Motown Records Group USUR10110639
5:41 PM
Bee Gees Massachussetts
The Number Ones Polydor Ltd. GBAKW9400010
5:44 PM
Jackson 5 ABC
100 pour 100 hits 70's Helta. USMO17082628
5:47 PM
The Osmonds One Bad Apple
Osmondmania! Polydor USPR37107313
5:49 PM
Donny Osmond Sweet And Innocent
Osmondmania! Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USUMG9900721
5:52 PM
Michael Jackson Ben
Mellow Michael Jackson Universal Music USMO17282631
5:55 PM
Various Artists I Was Made For Dancin'
Dance Classics Volume 16 Arcade