Reporting Molly Daly
By Molly Daly
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –Fifty-five years after he had a million-selling hit record, Philadelphia native Charlie Gracie is back on the charts. Gracie’s new song “Baby Doll” is the top-selling single in Philadelphia.
He’s known as Philly’s first rock star and was the subject of a documentary, and now Charlie Gracie has a hit single available on Amazon.
“Nationally, I understand it’s number 51 or 52 on the Billboard chart. My goodness, I never thought I’d live to see my name on the charts again,” says Gracie.
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It’s not as if Charlie Gracie ever went away. He’s been a working musician for 60 years, playing gigs locally and touring in Europe, where he plays to sell-out crowds. And this veteran musician says it never gets old.
“When I go to perform, I don’t care where it’s at, or how much they pay me, it’s like being on a honeymoon every time I get on stage. Like falling in love, over and over again, and I keep learning things. I mean, you never stop learning, especially on the guitar — it’s infinite.”
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