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Dave "Baby" Cortez

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Dave "Baby" Cortez

Dave "Baby" Cortez (born David Cortez Clowney on August 13, 1938 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American pop music and R&B pianist and organist. August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub- genre of it. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Clowney made his first record in 1956 under his own name but it was not until three years later when he scored a major success using the stage name Dave "Baby" Cortez. His instrumental, "The Happy Organ" was the first pop/rock hit to feature the organ as lead instrument. The 45rpm single went to No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 charts. More than forty-five years later, the record is still frequently played on the radio and a favorite "download" on the Internet. Alternate meanings: Single In music, a single is a song considered commercially viable enough by the artist and record company to be released separately from an album, usually featuring on an album as well. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1959: See also: 1959 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... This article is about the Internet An internet is a more general term for any set of interconnected computer networks that are connected by internetworking Graphic representation of the WWW information network structure around Wikipedia, as represented by hyperlinks The Internet, or simply the Net, is the publicly available worldwide...


Cortez had another Top Ten hit in 1962 with "Rinky Dink".


 
 

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