Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Gee (The Crows song)

"Gee", released in June 1953 by The Crows, is a song which has been credited as the first Rock n’ Roll hit by a rock and roll group.It is a doo-wop song, written by William Davis and Viola Watkins, and recorded by The Crows on the independent label, Rama Records, in New York City in February 1953. It charted in April 1954, one year later. It took a year to get recognized on Your Hit Parade. It landed No.2 on the rhythm and blues chart and No. 14 on the pop chart. It was the first 1950s doo-wop record to sell over one million records. Recorded on an independent label, it was one of the first such R&B records to crossover to the wider pop market.