A 1960's chart-first -- Didn't know this '70's classic was really from the '50's -- Happy Birthday to a cool U.K. rocker

Frank Sinatra with daughter Nancy; their first recording session together, March 1967. (Keystone/Getty Images)

4/15/1967 (52 years ago today) - Fact: they became the only father and daughter act to ever score a No. 1 single -- On this date, Frank and Nancy Sinatra begin four weeks in a row at the top of the U.S. Billboard chart with the duet "Somethin' Stupid". Weirder fact: U.K. pin-up pop-boy Robbie Williams had a No. 1 in England in 2001 with his cover version featuring (drum roll...) Nicole Kidman! Those cheeky Brits...

4/15/1972 (47 years ago today) -This song was featured in Clint Eastwood's directorial debut, the slasher-thriller classic "Play Misty For Me", of all things!: The single "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", a beautiful vocal performance from the rather underrated Roberta Flack, starts six weeks at No. 1 here in America. Did not know this: The song was from 1957, written by political activist/folk legend Ewan MacColl for Peggy Seeger who was later to become his wife; at the time, the two were lovers, even though MacColl was married to someone else. Alotta weirdness surrounding a rather gorgeous song is what we think...

4/15/1944 - Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds, 75 years old today; started performing live at age 10 and never really recovered from an insatiable lust for 1950's American rock 'n' roll. Although we believe Dave ought to get more recognition for his guitar-playing, it's his long list of excellent recordings as singer-songwriter-producer that make quite an impression: Elvis Costello's "Girls Talk", Nick Lowe's "I Knew The Bride", Graham Parker's "Crawling From The Wreckage", and the original rockabilly version of "Queen Of Hearts" (which became a big hit in the U.S. for Juice Newton) --  Stints with Love Sculpture, E.L.O.'s Jeff LynneRockpile, and Ringo & His All-Starr Band add to Dave's status as a reliable go-to hep-kat -- Solo albums "Subtle As A Flying Mallet" (1975) and "Repeat When Necessary" (1980) are highly recommended for your next party...

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