Vintage Video: The Coasters Sing "Charlie Brown" on Dick Clark's "Saturday Night Beach-Nut Show"

On this date 56 years ago, the Coasters released one of their biggest hits, Charlie Brown.

The Coasters had already had three major hits (Youngblood (1957 / #8 Pop / #1 R&B), Searchin'  (1957 / #3 Pop / #1 R&B), Yakety Yak (1958 / #1 Pop / #1 R&B)) by the time they recorded the Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller song on December 11, 1958. They were joined by King Curtis who played tenor saxophone on the track.

Released on February 2, 1959, the record quickly ascended the charts, peaking at number 2 on both the Hot 100 and the R&B Singles charts. It was also the group's only top ten hit in Britain, hitting number 6.

Here, the band lip-syncs to the song on March 7, 1959 edition of Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beach-Nut Show.


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