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The original 1960 version of “You’re Sixteen” by Johnny Burnette is featured prominently on the 1973 motion picture soundtrack of the film American Graffiti.

Between their second and third appearances, they were spotted by Bill Randle , who was a disc-jockey on WERE, Cleveland . Randle telephoned his friend Henry Jerome , who was a band leader at the Hotel Edison at the time, and he told Jerome to watch the trio’s next appearance on television. Jerome was impressed by what he saw that he contacted the Burnettes and Burlison and signed them to a management contract. He got Johnny a daytime job as an elevator operator at the Hotel Edison and moved the trio there from the YMCA . He secured a contract for the trio with GAC (General Artist Corporation) and with the Coral division of Decca Records . Paul Burlison was to say later that he believed that they made a mistake by signing with Coral Records . " Capitol Records was after us, ABC Paramount, Chess and Decca," Burlison remembered. "I wanted to go to Capitol but they said it didn't matter, a hit record would make us rich."

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Musically, the charts still reflected a wide range of tastes, with Shirley Bassey, Matt Monro, Frankie Vaughan and Andy Stewart slugging it out with US acts such as Elvis, The Drifters, the Everlys and Bobby Vee. Jazz was well represented with Acker Bilk, The Temperance Seven, Kenny Ball, Cleo Laine and Johnny Dankworth. The ever popular Lonnie Donnegan was still knocking out the hits and Cliff Richard, Billy Fury and Adam Faith continued to cause female teenage hearts to flutter, while 14 year old singing sensation Helen Shapiro had two number 1 singles. In the US, Motown had their first million selling single with "Shop Around" by The Miracles. It would be another six years before the name was changed to Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

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