This Day In Rock History: Rosie & the Originals – “Angel Baby”

January 23rd,1961

On this date “Angel Baby” by Rosie & the Originals goes to #5 on the Billboard charts. Singer Rosie Hamlin was only 15 years old when the song was recorded on a two track machine. When they were unable to find a label to distribute the song, the group convinced a San Diego department store to play the song in the record department. This led to the band being signed by Highland Records. On the R&B charts, “Angel Baby” also peaked at #5 and remained on that chart for eight weeks.


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Exiled New Englander now living in Canada. I dream in Spanish but can't speak it. I wish I'd grown up as an old black man playin' the blues just like my father.

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