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Trivia / The Statler Brothers

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  • Chart Displacement:
    • "Flowers on the Wall", their most famous song, isn't one of their four #1 hits on the Country chart, having stalled out at #2 (but it got to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in an era when Country crossover hits were a bit rare).
    • "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott?" and "Susan When She Tried" are staples of Country oldies radio, so it's surprising to learn they only got to #23 and #15, respectively.
  • Colbert Bump: Got a huge boost when "Flowers on the Wall" was included in Pulp Fiction.
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  • Old Shame: They aren't terribly fond of their material on Columbia Records between "Flowers on the Wall" and their move to Mercury Records five years later, feeling that their producers had them record too many novelty songs, Cover Versions and retreads of other songs in an attempt to score hits.
  • The Pete Best:
    • The original lead singer was Joe McDorman. He was replaced by Harold Reid in 1960, three years before the group renamed themselves from The Kingsmen to The Statler Brothers.
    • For people who were introduced to them during the Jimmy Fortune era, Lew DeWitt is one.


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