In My Diary

Album: 20th Century Masters (1955)

Songfacts®:

  • Before blogs and online journals, there were diaries. Actual books with blank pages where we could write down our most personal thoughts and keep an ongoing record of our lives. In this Doo Wop favorite, the singer has devoted his diary to his girl to ensure that she will always be remembered.
  • Written by Mark Silverman and Michael Graham, this song didn't get a lot of publicity when it was released, but in later years became popular with Doo Wop fans. The Spinners recorded the song in 1969 with their new lead singer G.C. Cameron. Original Moonglow Harvey Fuqua was a mentor to The Spinners, and produced the track. The spinners version was soulful and slow, much like the original. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dor - canton, OH

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 28th 1955, the 'Top 10 R&B Show' 42-date/60-day tour* kicked off with a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City...
    One of the eight acts on the bill were the Moonglows; and at the time the group's "Sincerely" was at #1 on Billboard's Most Played R&B Song on Jukeboxes chart, was at #3 on R&B Best Seller in Stores chart and #4 on Most Played by Jockeys chart...
    It reached #20 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, the McGuire Sister covered version would peak at #1 for 10 weeks on the chart...
    The group's founder, Harvey Fuqua, passed away on July 6th, 2010 at the age of 80...
    May he R.I.P.
    * Others acts on the tour were Clovers, Faye Adams, Joe Turner, the Charms, Lowell Fulson, the Spence Twins, and the Bill Doggett Trio...
    {A few web sites claimed the tour actually started in Norfolk, Virginia}.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 14th 1955, the Moonglows appeared as one of the acts in the first Alan Freed's 'Rock and Roll Ball' shows at the St. Nicholas Arena in Harlem...
    At the time the Moonglows' "Sincerely" was at #3 on Billboard's R&B Best Sellers chart; the week before it was at #2...
    And on Billboard's Pop Best Sellers chart the McGuire Sisters version of "Sincerely' was at #5.
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