Dale & Grace

I'm Leaving it up to You
#1 in 1963


Dale Houston (April 23, 1940 – September 27, 2007) along with his performing partner, Grace Broussard, rocketed to the top of the Billboard chart with two rock and roll hits - gold records with more than 1 million copies sold - "I'm Leaving It Up to You" (No. 1) and "Stop and Think It Over" (No. 8) in 1963 and 1964, respectively. In 1963, Houston was working in a bar in Ferriday, Louisana. Sam Montel approached Houston about teaming up with a female singer, Grace Broussard (born 1939) . The two met and practiced on Montel's home piano for four hours. When Houston began to play an old Don and Dewey song from the mid-1950s, "I'm Leaving It Up To You," Montel was awakened and declared that it would be "a hit!"
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