Sloopy, girl, I’m in love with you

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

October 1

220px-the_mccoys1965: Hang On Sloopy by The McCoys hits #1 on U.S. charts.  My Girl Sloopy is first recorded by L.A.-based The Vibrations in 1964, for Atlantic Records (45-2222), reaching #10 on the R&B chart and #26 on the U.S. pop chart. In April 1965 the song becomes a local hit in the Pacific Northwest in a cover version by James Henry & The Olympics, but it is quickly eclipsed in August when the Indiana pop group The McCoys release their iconic retitled version, Hang On Sloopy.

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