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Bruce Channel (pronounced "shuh-NELL") (born Bruce McMeans, 28 November 1940, Jacksonville, Texas) is an American singer, known for his 1962 number one hit, Hey! Baby. November 28 is the 332nd day (333rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Jacksonville is a city in Cherokee County, Texas, United States. ... Official language(s) No Official Language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ... Hey! Baby was a song written by Margaret Cobb and Bruce Channel, who recorded the song in 1961. ...


Channel originally performed on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and then joined up with harmonica player Delbert McClinton singing country music. Channel wrote "Hey! Baby" with Margaret Cobb in 1959 and performed the song for two years before recording it for Fort Worth record producer Bill Smith. It was originally released on Bill Smith's label, but as it started to sell well it was picked up for distribution by Smash. The song reached No. 1 in the U.S. in March 1962 and remained in that position for 3 weeks. Besides topping the U.S. pop charts, it became No. 2 in the UK in 1962 as well. In the United States Channel was a one-hit wonder. The Louisiana Hayride was a radio broadcast from the Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States that during its heyday from 1948 to 1960 helped launch the careers of the some of the greatest names in American music. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Delbert McClinton is a blues musician born 4 November 1940, in Lubbock, Texas. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Hey! Baby was a song written by Margaret Cobb and Bruce Channel, who recorded the song in 1961. ... Fort Worth is the sixth-largest city in the state of Texas, located about 30 miles west of Dallas on the West Fork Trinity River and forming part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Bill Smith is a common name and could refer to the following people: Bill Smith, a professional poker player Bill Smith, the former mayor of Edmonton Bill Smith (Red Green Show character), Adventures with Bill. ... 1980s Smash Records logo Smash Records is an American record label. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... UK 45 rpm single for Mickey (1982) by one-hit wonder Toni Basil CD single of the Baha Mens Who Let the Dogs Out? In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single. ...


Channel toured Europe and was supported at one gig by The Beatles, who were then still unknown. John Lennon, who had "Hey! Baby" on his jukebox, was fascinated by McClinton's harmonica. A popular urban legend has it that Lennon was taught to play harmonica by McClinton, but by that time, Lennon had already been playing the instrument live for some time. The harmonica break in "Hey! Baby" inspired Lennon's playing on The Beatles' first single, 1962's "Love Me Do" as well as later Beatles records and the harmonica break on Frank Ifield's "I Remember You." World map showing the location of Europe. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... In 1989, at an auction of Beatles memorabilia, John Lennons jukebox was sold at Christies for £2,500, to John Midwinter. ... Love Me Do is an early Lennon-McCartney song, mainly written by Paul McCartney in 1961-2. ... Frank Ifield (born November 30, 1937) is an Australian/English easy listening country music singer. ... I Remember You is a popular song. ...


The key to the appeal of "Hey! Baby" is the sustained first note, with a rhythmic shuffle in the background. This had previously occurred on another recent hit, "Sherry" (1962) by The Four Seasons, and was later to recur on a Beatles song, "I Should Have Known Better" (on A Hard Day's Night - 1964). Sherry solera For other uses, see Sherry (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For the Jim Diamond song, see I Should Have Known Better (Jim Diamond song) I Should Have Known Better is a John Lennon composition credited to Lennon & McCartney, and recorded by The Beatles for the soundtrack to their film A Hard Days Night. I Should Have Known Better is... A Hard Days Night by the Beatles (side 1) - Parlophone yellow and black label A Hard Days Night is the third album by The Beatles, released in the UK on 10 July 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


Delbert McClinton went on to have success as a solo artist and songwriter, penning songs recorded by Waylon Jennings and Emmylou Harris. Channel's only other Top 40 recording in the UK singles chart was 1968's "Keep On," which was produced by Dale Hawkins. Channel disliked touring, so he settled in as a songwriter in Nashville, quietly scoring a number of BMI Award-winning songs in the '70s and '80s - "As Long As I'm Rockin' With You" for John Conlee; "Don't Worry 'Bout Me Baby" for Janie Fricke; "Party Time" for T.G. Sheppard; "You're the Best" (co-written with and recorded by Kieran Kane); and "Stand Up" for Mel McDaniel. Waylon Jennings in the 1960s. ... Emmylou Harris (b. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The UK Singles Chart is currently compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC) on behalf of the British record industry. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... John Conlee (born August 11, 1946) is an American country music singer. ... Janie Fricke (born December 19, 1947) is an American country music singer-guitarist. ... T. G. Sheppard (born William Neal Browder, July 20, 1942 in Humboldt, Tennessee) is an American country music singer. ... Mel McDaniel (born September 6, 1942) is an American country music singer. ...


In 1995 Channel recorded his own version of "Stand Up" for the Memphis, Tennessee based Ice House label. Delbert McClinton reprised his role on harmonica on it and several other tracks including a heavy duty version of "My Babe." Channel then recorded a project with singer-songwriter Larry Henley (ex-The Newbeats) as Original Copy. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... The Newbeats were a popular music vocal trio best known for their 1964 hit Bread and Butter. ...


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Bruce Channel (born November 28, 1940) was a One-hit wonder.
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Bruce Channel's only other top 20 recording was 1968's "Keep On".
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