Various Artists

Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1964

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You'd never know that 1964 was the year of the British Invasion and all things Beatle by the lineup on this entry in Rhino's Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits series. But biggies like "Under the Boardwalk" by the Drifters, "Chapel of Love" by the Dixie Cups, "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las, "The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)" by Jan and Dean, and "Bread and Butter" by the Newbeats show that vocal group music was still alive and well in many different forms. The only English rocker aboard here is "She's Not There" by the Zombies, buttressed by hits from J. Frank Wilson, Terry Stafford, the Marketts, and the Beach Boys, making for another solid entry in the set.

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