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Classic Rewind: Loretta Lynn – ‘Happy Birthday’


One response to “Classic Rewind: Loretta Lynn – ‘Happy Birthday’

  1. Ken September 9, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Decca wisely released this song just prior to the 1964 Christmas season so the “Merry Christmas And Happy New Year” lyric worked especially well on radio during the holidays. Loretta recorded it at the October 14, 1964 evening session when she also did “Blue Kentucky Girl.” The single peaked at #3 during the last week of February 1965.

    Written by Canada native Ron Kitson a DJ at CFGM in Toronto. He pitched the song to Loretta when she was appearing at a Toronto nightclub. That recording gave Kitson his only top ten hit.

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