Venus in Blue Jeans
#7 in 1962


Jimmy Clanton was born September 2, 1938, in Raceland, Louisiana, and formed his first band called the Rockest in 1956 while attending Baton Rouge High School. His band recorded a hit song "Just A Dream" which Clanton had written in 1958 for the Ace Records label. It reached number four on the Billboard chart and sold a million copies. Clanton performed on Dick Clark's American Bandstand and toured with popular artists like Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and the Platters. In early 1961, Clanton was drafted and spent the next two years in the U.S. Army, continuing to have chart successes with "Don't Look at Me", "Because I Do", and the aforementioned "Venus in Blue Jeans".
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