May 22nd, 1961 Ernie K-Doe at No. 1 with 'Mother In Law'

May 22, 2014

By Valerie Massie

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On May 22nd, 1961, Ernie K-Doe went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Mother In Law’.

The song was written and produced by Allen Toussaint who also played the piano solo.

The Kingsmen released a version on the album The Kingsmen Volume 3 in 1965 and on Greatest Hits in 1966. Huey Lewis and the News recorded the song for the 1994 covers album, Four Chords & Several Years Ago.

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