They hailed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and took their name from a popular hairstyle of the day, the marcel. On this day in 1961, THE MARCELS recorded a Rodgers & Hammerstein composition called "Blue Moon," and totally made it their own. Their doo-wop rendition of the classic Broadway song soared to #1 on Billboard's Hot 100, and made them stars overnight. They were able to capture the magic one more time with a rock & roll rendition of another old standard called "Heartaches." Hear "Blue Moon" in stereo by clicking on the photo.

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