In 1959, a group of three teenagers from Olympia, Washington got together to record “Come Softly To Me,” a song about starry-eyed romantic devotion. Those three kids called themselves the Fleetwoods, and at first, they practically sang the song a cappella, with only the sound of jangling car keys accompanying their voices. Later on, a producer overdubbed the sound of a single acoustic guitar, and the song became a #1 hit. A few months later, the Fleetwoods had another #1 hit with “Mr. Blue,” a similarly simple and innocent song, this one about heartbreak. The Fleetwoods were, in fact, the first artists ever to score multiple #1 hits on the Hot 100. (They still have more #1 hits than Fleetwood Mac.) But soon afterward, the group disappeared back into obscurity, and all three Fleetwoods took civilian jobs.
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