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LaVern Baker


1930

LaVern Baker was born.

1954

LaVern Baker records “Tweedlee Dee,” the first of a string of hits for Atlantic.

1955

LaVern Baker hits #3 on the R&B chart with “Bop-Ting-A-Ling” and #2 on the R&B chart with “Play It Fair”. Both singles are released on Atlantic records.

1956

LaVern Baker hits #2 on the R&B chart with “Still”, #7 on the R&B chart and #22 on the pop chart with “I Can’t Love You Enough” and #1 on the R&B chart and #17 (2/16/57) on the pop chart with “Jim Dandy”. All three singles are released on Atlantic records.

1957

LaVern Baker hits #7 on the R&B chart with the Atlantic single “Jim Dandy Got Married.”

1958

LaVern Baker hits #2 on the R&B chart and #6 (2/23/59) on the pop chart with the Atlantic single “I Cried A Tear.”

1959

LaVern Baker hits #5 on the R&B chart and #33 (6/01) on the pop chart with the Atlantic single “I Waited Too Long.”

1991

LaVern Baker is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1997

LaVern Baker died in New York, NY.

LaVern Baker