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Paul & Paula

Paul & Paula (Ray Hildebrand, born December 21, 1940, and Jill Jackson, born May 20, 1942) were an American pop singing duo, best known for their 1963 million selling No. 1 hit record, “Hey Paula”.


Hildebrand was born in Joshua, Texas, and Jackson in McCamey, Texas. Both were attending Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas in 1962 when a local disc jockey, Riney Jordan, asked listeners to come to the studio and sing their songs to help the American Cancer Society. The duo sang a song called “Hey Paula,” which Hildebrand wrote, and were encouraged to make a record of it.

Shelby Singleton of Mercury Records eventually signed them, but not before changing their professional name (Singleton reasoned that a pair named Ray and Jill singing about “Hey, hey Paula” and “Hey, hey Paul” did not make sense). “Hey Paula” sold over two million copies globally, and was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) in 1963. The pairing of Paul & Paula was credited with inspiring other famous male/female pairings down the line, mostly from record companies that had originally turned the duo down in 1962. In November 1963 Nino Tempo & April Stevens and Dale and Grace had back-to-back Hot 100 #1s. Jerry Butler was quickly paired with Betty Everett, and Marvin Gaye was paired with a number of female partners before Motown finally settled on Tammi Terrell.

The duo released two regular albums and a Christmas-themed album after the success of “Hey Paula”, which charted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the entire month of February 1963. Their follow-up, “Young Lovers”, reached #6 on the Billboard chart later in the same year.

In 1965, Hildebrand left the act to complete his college education, having decided that a future in show business was not for him. He made this decision in the middle of a Dick Clark Caravan of Stars road trip, and Clark had to fill in at the last minute. Hildebrand recorded a Christian music album in 1967 called He’s Everything to Me.

Jackson went on with a solo career and Hildebrand returned to singing in the 1980s in the Christian duo Land & Hildebrand. Today, the twosome get together from time to time to sing as Paul & Paula for special events.

In 2002, Hildebrand and Jackson returned to Howard Payne University to be the homecoming guests of honor and Grand Marshalls.


(1963) We Go Together
(1963) Holiday for Teens
(1964) Paul & Paula Sing for Young Lovers
(1976) Welcome Warrior
(1978) National Lampoon’s Animal House
(1995) The Best of Paul & Paula
(2000) Greatest Hits
“Hey Paula” (1963)
“Young Lovers” (1963)
“Flipped Over You” (1963)
“Something Old, Something New” (1963)
“A Perfect Pair” (1963)
“First Day Back At School” (1963)
“First Quarrel” (1963)
“We’ll Never Break Up For Good” (1964)

Mick Jagger Career


Jagger was born back in 1943 and has been active in his occupation since 1960 to date. He is an English singer, a songwriter and also famously known as an actor. He has been in this career for over 50 years; where his fans describe him as the most influential artist in the field of acting and in the history of rocks. Amazingly, his youngest brother is also a musician and both have been performing together.

Just as he stated in his song “According to the Rolling Stones” he refused to follow his father’s career but chose to join the music industry right from childhood. His distinctive voice, as well as performance, remains a trademark particularly in the “Rolling Stone” through the career. He drew public and the media attention after admitting to using drugs and other romantic involvements; perceived as a counter-cultural figure.

During autumn in 1964, Jagger left the London school of the economics when he realized his musical career was more promising than anything else in his life. He joined a music group that powerfully mined the blues and rhythm in America. However, this artist began writing his songs due to the strong encouragement he received from Oldham Loong.

In the late 1960s, Jagger started acting movies and began with the “NELLY KELLY AND PERFORMANCE.” He thrived in the film industry, and in 1985, he was able to release his first album” she is the boss.” He decided to join the dynamic super-massive group where he was honored with various awards.

In 1985, this famous artist became inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

In early 2004, he entered the UK Music Hall of the Fame with his well-known Rolling Stones. He was knighted a year later due to his great contribution as well as service in the field of modern music. He is in the Guinness World Record after the release of “A Bigger Bang Tour”; which remains the most lucrative music tour till present.

The Carpenters 1950/1960

Like other children, their age, playing records and singing to them and maybe become professional singers, but never thought of it ever happened, but what Richard and Karen Carpenters didn’t know was that it’s going to be true for them, because they turned a dream into reality in just a four more years, but they still have homework from high school to do !!!

Marvin Gaye 1962/1964


American music artist Marvin Gaye released 25 studio albums, 4 live albums, 1 soundtrack album, 24 compilation albums and 83 singles. In 1961 Gaye signed a recording contract with Tamla Records, owned by Motown. The first release under the label was The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye. Gaye’s first album to chart was a duet album with Mary Wells titled Together, peaking at number forty-two on the Billboard pop album chart. His 1965 album, Moods of Marvin Gaye, became his first album to reach the top ten of the R&B album charts and spawned four hit singles. Gaye recorded more than thirty hit singles for Motown throughout the 1960s, becoming established as “the Prince of Motown”. Gaye topped the charts in 1968 with his rendition of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”, while his 1969 album, M.P.G., became his first number one R&B album. Gaye’s landmark album, 1971’s What’s Going On became the first album by a solo artist to launch three top ten singles, including the title track. His 1973 single, “Let’s Get It On”, topped the charts while its subsequent album reached number two on the charts becoming his most successful Motown album to date. In 1982, after 21 years with Motown, Gaye signed with Columbia Records and issued Midnight Love, which included his most successful single to date, “Sexual Healing”. Following his death in 1984, three albums were released posthumously while some of Gaye’s landmark works were re-issued.

Gaye recorded sixty seven charted singles on the Billboard charts, with forty-one reaching the top forty, eighteen reaching the top ten and three peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Sixty of his singles reached the top forty of the R&B charts, with thirty-eight of those reaching the top ten and thirteen peaking at number one. Gaye also had success in international charts, his biggest success in sales and chart positions peaking in the UK while achieving modest success in other countries.



Single by Marvin Gaye
from the album That Stubborn Kinda Fellow
Released May 1963
Format 7″ single
Recorded September 12, 1962; Hitsville, USA; Detroit, Michigan
Genre Rhythm and blues
Length 2:05
Label Tamla T-54079
Writer Norman Whitfield
Marvin Gaye
William “Mickey” Stevenson
Producer William “Mickey” Stevenson
Marvin Gaye singles chronology
“Hitch Hike”
(1962) “Pride & Joy”
(1963) “Can I Get a Witness”
“Pride and Joy” is a 1963 single by Marvin Gaye,[1] released on the Tamla label. The single, co-written by William “Mickey” Stevenson, Gaye and Norman Whitfield, and produced by Stevenson, was considered to be a tribute to Gaye’s then-girlfriend, Anna Gordy.

The song was also the third straight (and last) single to include Martha and the Vandellas in background vocals just weeks before “Heat Wave” made the girl group one of the high-tier Motown acts.

The song was also Gaye’s first top ten pop single peaking at number ten on the chart and just missed the top spot of the R&B singles chart peaking at number two. The song also helped continue Gaye’s successful hit streak as the singer would score another Top 40 pop hit at the end of that year with “Can I Get a Witness”.

The album version of the single featured on Gaye’s second album, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow is different in parts to the single version presenting a more jazz effect than the gospel-emulated version that became a single.

The Jackson 5 covered the song for the G.I.T.: Get It Together outtake in 1973, which would be released in 1976 on their compilation album Joyful Jukebox Music.

When The Beatles first arrived in New York City in 1964, they requested Murray the K play the song on his radio station.[citation needed]



Studio album by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells
Released April 15, 1964
Recorded February – April 1963 at Hitsville U.S.A. (Detroit, Michigan)
Genre Soul
Length 28.25
Label Motown
Producer William “Mickey” Stevenson, Clarence Paul
Marvin Gaye chronology
Greatest Hits
(1963) Together
(1964) Hello Broadway
Mary Wells chronology
Greatest Hits
(1964) Together
(1964) Mary Wells
Singles from Together
“Once Upon a Time” / “What’s the Matter with You Baby”
Released: 1964
Together is the first and only studio album released by the duo team of American Motown artists Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells. It was released on the Motown label on April 15, 1964. The album brought together the rising star Gaye with Wells, an established star with a number-one pop hit to her name (1964’s “My Guy”), singing mostly standards and show tunes, in the hopes that Gaye would benefit from the exposure.

This album became the first charted album credited to Gaye, peaking at number forty-two on the Billboard Pop Albums chart and yielding two top twenty singles, “Once Upon a Time” and “What’s the Matter with You Baby”. Shortly afterwards, Wells, who received bad advice from her former husband and manager, left Motown upon reaching twenty-one. The label had to find another duet partner for Gaye, enlisting Kim Weston for one album, Take Two, also consisting of similar material, but later yielding a longer-lasting pairing of Gaye with Tammi Terrell, with more contemporary material.


Why I Texted about the 1940’s is John Lennon, Paul McCarney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Rodger Daltey, David Bowie, David Jones, Micky Dolans, Mike Nesmith, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and others were born in the 1940’s. Don’t you think that they got their influence from the 1940’s ???

Well I believe so and I’m going to continue doing it !!!

The Three Parts Of 1960’s

If you look close at the 1960’s, you can notice that theirs three parts of the 1960’s.

1960-1963 has the Teenage Idols, Girl Groups, Bubble Gum Musics and Beach Music, (Bobby Vinton, The Shirelles, Ohio Express and Jan & Dean), but that all changed when The Beatles came off the plane, which started The British Rock.

1964-1966 The British Rock was popping up everywhere (Manfred Mann, Herman Hermits, Gerry And The Pacemakers and Peter & Gordon), until The Beatles came out with Sct. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which made people listen to the lyrics.

1967-1970 Protest Songs and members of one group, will play with another and have outside concerts with a lot of preference and in films together, (Woodstock and Rolling Stones Rock’N’Roll Circus), until The Beatles broke up.

I’m not saying that The Beatles breaking up stopped singers and groups to preform together, it’s just the way of the times. However, The Beatles transform the 1960’s like no one has ever done and it won’t happen again, for no one has the guts to try something new and in today’s music, just being on the charts is all the performers ever want.

With The Beatles and Elvis Presley talents, it influenced the music of today, but musical groups of today, care about their reputation and is too scared to try something new.

Weather you like the 1960’s music or not, the 1960’s had more verity, Teenage Idol, Girl Groups, Beach Music Novelty Songs, Bubble Gum, Music British Rock, Hard Rock, LA Music, Protest Songs, Bubble Gum Soul Music and Soul Music, where as today we only have two Rock’N’Roll (but not as good as 1955-1975) and Rap (no wonder why C&W is popular). I’m a great fan of Beyoncé, but all the other female singers try to be just like her (except for P!nk, which I’m also a big fan) and it’s the same with the groups (I can’t see anything changing now and in the future and nothing worth listening to).

A candy store has verify and everyone loves candy. A vegetable stand has no verity and everyone just eat it to be healthy. Which one would you pick, Chocolate, Caramel, peppermint, gummies bears, jellybeans, jawbreakers and bubble gum, or green beans, peas, carrots and broccoli ???

It’s better to choose is be than no choice at all !!!

USA & UK 1963

In the USA C&W was on the raise, for their wasn’t anything that even remotely sound like Rock’N’Roll. Motown was the only music that was worth listening to. However, in the UK The Beatles had an album.

Even in the USA, 45’s was the norm and only the stablish singers had an LP, but The Beatles got one after one 45’s which went up to 17 in the top 20 in the UK, name Love Me Do, in 1962, so it wasn’t a great success. EMI own Capitol Records, but they refused EMI to release anything from The Beatles, because, it was believed their music wouldn’t make it in the US charts.

Capitol Records was far from wrong !!!



The Twist-Chubby Checker

Spanish Harlem-Ben E. King

Rubber Ball-Bobby Vee

Will You Love Me Tomorrow-The Shirelles

Tell Laura I Love Her-Ray Peterson

Walk-Don’t Run-The Ventures

Volare-Bobby Rydell

Harbor Lights-The Platters

Poetry In Motion-Johnny Tillotson

Save The Last Dance For Me-The Drifters


Runaway-Del Shannon

Blue Moon-The Marcels

Stand By Me-Ben E King

Tossin’ And Turn-Bobby Lewis

Pepermint Twist, Pt 1-Joey Dee & The Starliters

Quarter To Three-Gary U.S. Bonds

Big Bad John-Jimmy Dean

When I Fall In Love-The Letterman


At Last-Etta James


Duke Of Earl-Gene Chandle

He’s A Rebel-The Crystals

Up On The Roof-The Drifters

Solder Boy-The Shirelles

Hey Paula-Paul & Paula

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes-Bobby Vee

Telstar-Tornadoes 74

Sheila-Tommy Roe

Monster Mash-Bobby “Boris” Pickett

Tell Him-The Exciters


Surf City-Jan & Dean

It’s My Party-Lesley Gore

Surgar Shack-Jimmy Gilmer

So Much In Love-The Tymes

Deep Purple-Nino Tempo & April Stevens

On Boardway-The Drifters

The End Of The World-Skeeter Davis

Since I Fell For You-Lenny Welch

My Boyfriend’s Back-The Angel

Surfin’ Bird-The Trashmen


Chapel Of Love-The Dixie Cups

Bread And Butter-The Newbeats

Dancing In The Streets-Martha Reeves

Under The Boardwalk-The Drifters

A Summer Song-Chad & Jeremy

Little Honda-The Hondells

My Guy-Mary Wells

The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)-Jan & Dean

C’mon And Swim-Bobby Freeman

(Just Like) Romeo & Juliet-The Reflections

These are the songs that were popular before The Beatles landed in New York and then all these groups and singers just disappointed !!!


EMI, who owns Capital Records, gave them recordings of The Beatles She Loves You, Please Please Me and Love Me Do. Capital Records refused saying that the American people wouldn’t accept them.

There’s what was playing in 1963

Surf City, It’s My Party, Sugar Shack, So Much In Love, Deep Purple, On Broadway, The End Of The World, Since I Fell For You, My Boyfriend’s Back, Surfin’ Bird

I guess Capital Records were correct and I like vegetables, which I don’t !!!


Nothing to listen to, but in 1962 was the year that the first James Bond film came out. Dr. No starting Sean Connery, both of which no one heard of, nor could imagine how great the both of them would be. I’m just waiting for a better year to text about, so I’ll be watching Dr. No until this afternoon and I hope the 1963 will be better. Other than My Sister being born, James Bond and of course The Beatles 45’s Love Be Do/P. S. I Love You in London, England. Next year, I’ll have something to text !!!

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