They were in the military, stationed at Camp Lejeune at the time their catchy song became a national sensation. Unfortunately, when EASIER SAID THAN DONE by Anita Humes and the Essex, released this very day in 1963 reached #1, the group's military commitments greatly hampered their ability to tour. Their follow up, "A Walkin' Miracle" made Top 20, but a group called the Beatles really put the kibosh on any future hits. Hear their chart-topping classic by clicking on the link below.

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