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Dang Me by Roger Miller Songfacts
Roger Miller wrote this song in four minutes in a Phoenix hotel room. He pictured himself sitting in a booth at Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, the legendary musician's hangout.
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On July 11th 1964, Roger Miller performed "Dang Me" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
At the time "Dang Me" was at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart and at #13 on the Top 100 chart...
(See next post below).
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
On June 7th 1964, Roger Miller debut on the Billboard's Hot Top 100 with "Dang Me" at position #94; and on July 26th it peaked at #7 (for 1 week) and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
And on July 12th it reached #1 (for 6 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
Between 1964 and 1968 he had fifteen Top 100 records; five made the Top with "King of the Road" being his biggest hit, it peaked at #4 in 1965...
R.I.P. Mr. Miller (1936 - 1992).
Barry - Sauquoit, Ny
His pre-King of the Road (1965) era, which also included, Chug-a-Lug; I think "Do-Wacka-Do," "Reincarnation," & "Engine No. 9" were on the album that included King of the Road (?), which became his signature song -- theme to his TV show. It was followed by singles, "England Swings," and "Kansas City Star." He later admitted to popping uppers like candy throughout this period, after he had kicked them. He said so in at least one Johnny Carson appearance.
I hope, in heaven, he's getting all the maple syrple he wants.
Fred - Laurel, Md
'Purple' is unrhymable, so he just had a little fun with 'syrup.' I always laugh at that.
Esskayess - Dallas, Tx
Musta been lil' high-di=ho ???
Joe - Grants Pass, Or
He wrote this in Phoenix? That's so cool! I like "King of Kansas City" more, but this song is pretty good too.
Erikka - Buckeye, Az
He had to be drunk to rhyme syrup with purple
Lalah - Wasilla, Ak
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