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   WILBUR CROSS HIGH SCHOOL 
CLASS OF '61  
NEW HAVEN, CT 
•• ROLL CALL ••

569 CLASSMATES

342
Located
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E-mails on File
338
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2
Unverified Addresses
90
No Address On File
139
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THE CLASS OF 1961

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66 of us have added our profiles to the Alumni Directory, so far.

Combined, we have 147 children, 237 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

16 of us served in the U.S. Armed Forces for a combined total of 83 years.

37 of us spent a combined total of 130 years earning 9 Associates, 18 Bachelors and 12 Masters degrees.

Our most-traveled? One of us has visited 50 U.S. States or Territories, and another has visited 37 foreign countries.

4 of us have birthdays this month, and 4 of us have birthdays in June.

Currently, 49 of us are retired.

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Top Songs: 1960-1961
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Number One Hits by Week  |  Top 100 Hits of the Year
 

Billboard's lists have been the music industry's leading indicator of a song's popularity in the U.S. for nearly 50 years. Use the links above to change betweeen the Number One Hits by Week or the Top 100 Hits of the Year as reported by Billboard Magazine for our Senior Year -- 1960-1961.
 

Top 100 Hits of 1960
Rank Song Artist
1Cathy's ClownEverly Brothers
2He'll Have To GoJim Reeves
3Theme From "A Summer Place"Percy Faith
4It's Now Or NeverElvis Presley
5Teen AngelMark Dinning
6I'm SorryBrenda Lee
7Running BearJohnny Preston
8Handy ManJimmy Jones
9Stuck On YouElvis Presley
10The TwistChubby Checker
11Everybody's Somebody's FoolConnie Francis
12Alley-oopHollywood Argyles
13GreenfieldsBrothers Four
14What In The World's Come Over YouJack Scott
15El PasoMarty Robbins
16Weld OneBobby Rydell
17My Heart Has A Mind Of Its OwnConnie Francis
18Sweet Nothin'sBrenda Lee
19Only The LonelyRoy Orbison
20Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polkadot BikiniBrian Hyland
21Where Or WhenDion and The Belmonts
22Sixteen ReasonsConnie Stevens
23Puppy LovePaul Anka
24WhyFrankie Avalon
25Walk, Dont RunVentures
26Save The Last Dance For MeDrifters
27Baby (You Got What It Takes)Brook Benton and Dinah Washington
28Sink The BismarkJohnny Horton
29Chain GangSam Cooke
30Let It Be MeEverly Brothers
31Good Timin'Jimmy Jones
32Beyond The SeaBobby Darin
33Go Jimmy GoJimmy Clanton
34NightJackie Wilson
35Burning BridgesJack Scott
36Because They're YoungDuane Eddy
37Lonely Blue BoyConway Twitty
38The Big HurtToni Fisher
39Pretty Blue EyesSteve Lawrence
40Way Down Yonder In New OrleansFreddie Cannon
41Paper RosesAnita Bryant
42Mr. CusterLarry Verne
43I Want To Be WantedBrenda Lee
44Mule Skinner BluesFendermen
45Cradle Of LoveJohnny Preston
46Please Help Me, I'm FallingHank Locklin
47You've Got What It TakesMarv Johnson
48Love You SoRod Holden
49Finger Poppin' TimeHank Ballard and The Midnighters
50Harbor LightsPlatters
51Let The Little Girl DanceBobby Bland
52He'll Have To StayJeanne Black
53Theme From The ApartmentFerrante and Teicher
54Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)Bobby Rydell
55A Million To OneJimmy Charles
56The Village Of St. BernadetteAndy Williams
57White Silver SandsBill Black's Combo
58The Old LamplighterBrowns
59Devil Or AngelBobby Vee
60Down By The StationFour Preps
61ForeverLittle Dippers
62Image Of A GirlSafaris and The Phantom's Band
63KiddioBrook Benton
64Mission BellDonnie Brooks
65I Love The Way You LoveMarv Johnson
66It's Time To CryPaul Anka
67Tell Laura I Love HerRay Peterson
68MamaConnie Francis
69FootstepsSteve Lawrence
70So SadEverly Brothers
71That's All You Gotta DoBrenda Lee
72Walking To New OrleansFats Domino
73Among My SouvenirsConnie Francis
74Swingin' SchoolBobby Rydell
75A Rockin' Good WayDinah Washington and Brook Benton
76Stairway To HeavenNeil Sedaka
77My Home TownPaul Anka
78Georgia On My MindRay Charles
79Cherry PieSkip and Flip
80Wonderful WorldSam Cooke
81O Dio MioAnnette
82Lady LuckLloyd Price
83Step By StepCrests
84Beatnik FlyJohnny and The Hurricanes
85Young EmotionsRicky Nelson
86Dreamin'Johnny Burnette
87Mule Bitty GirlBobby Rydell
88Tracy's ThemeSpencer Ross
89You Talk Too MuchJoe Jones
90Happy-Go-Lucky MePaul Evans
91When Will I Be LovedEverly Brothers
92Let's Think About Livin'Bob Luman
93Heartaches By The NumberGuy Mitchell
94In My Little Corner Of The WorldAnita Bryant
95SandyLarry Hall
96Poetry In MotionJohnny Tillotson
97MoneyBarret Strong
98StayMaurice Williams
99Lonely WeekendsCharlie Rich
100Doggin' AroundJackie Wilson
Top 100 Hits of 1961
Rank Song Artist
1I Fall To PiecesPatsy Cline
2Tossin' And Turnin'Bobby Lewis
3MichaelHighwaymen
4Cryin'Roy Orbison
5RunawayDel Shannon
6My True StoryJive Five
7Running ScaredRoy Orbison
8WheelsString-a-longs
9RaindropsDee Clark
10Wooden Heart (Muss I Denn)Joe Dowell
11ExodusFerrante and Teicher
12Take Good Care Of My BabyBobby Vee
13Pony TimeChubby Checker
14Dedicated To The One I LoveThe Shirelles
15Last NightMar-keys
16Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)Sue Thompson
17CalcuttaLawrence Welk
18Where The Boys AreConnie Francis
19Hit The Road JackRay Charles
20(Will You Love Me) TomorrowShirelles
21Mother-In-LawErnie K-Doe
22Bristol StompDovells
23Travelin' ManRicky Nelson
24Shop AroundMiracles
25The Boll Weevil SongBrook Benton
26A Hundred Pounds Of ClayGene Mcdaniels
27The Mountain's HighDick and Deedee
28Don't WorryMarty Robbins
29On The ReboundFloyd Cramer
30Portrait Op My LoveSteve Lawrence
31Quarter To ThreeGary
32Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp, Bomp, Bomp)Barry Mann
33Calendar GirlNeil Sedaka
34I Like It Like ThatChris Kenner
35ApacheJorgen Lngmann
36Don't Bet Money HoneyLinda Scott
37Without YouJohnny Tillotson
38Wings Of A DoveFerlin Husky
39Little SisterElvis Presley
40Blue MoonMarcels
41Daddy's HomeShep and The Limelites
42This TimeTroy Shondell
43I Don't Know Why But I DoClarence "Frog Man" Henry
44Asia MinorKokomo
45Hello WallsFaron Young
46Runaround SueDion
47Yellow BirdArthur Lyman
48HurtTimi Yuro
49Hello Mary LouRicky Nelson
50There's A Moon Out TonightCapris
51SurrenderElvis Presley
52I Love How You Love MeParis Sisters
53Ya YaLee Dorsey
54School Is OutGary
55MexicoBob Moore
56You Don't Know What You've Got (Until You Lose It)Ral Donner
57Walk Right BackEverly Brothers
58The Way You Look TonightLettermen
59Moody RiverPat Boone
60One Mint JulepRay Charles
61Take Good Care Of HerAdam Wade
62Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)Carla Thomas
63Stand By MeBen E. King
64Spanish HarlemBen E. King
65It's Gonna Work Out FineIke and Tina Turner
66Baby BlueEchoes
67Baby Sittin' BoogieBuzz Clifford
68Hats Off To LarryDel Shannon
69Those Oldies But GoodiesCaesar and The Romans
70The FlyChubby Checker
71(Marie's The Name) His Latest FlameElvis Presley
72Wonderland By NightBert Kaempfert and His Orch.
73Bless YouTony Orlando
74I've Told Every Little StarLinda Scott
75One Track MindBobby Lewis
76Angel BabyRosie and The Originals
77Pretty Little Angel EyesCurtis Lee
78Think TwiceBrook Benton
79Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On The Bedpost Overnight)Lonnie Donegan
80Breakin' In A Brand New Broken HeartConnie Francis
81Dum DumBrenda Lee
82Let The Four Winds BlowFats Domino
83The Writing On The WallAdam Wade
84My Kind Of GirlMatt Monroe
85Tonight My Love, TonightPaul Anka
86Big Bad JohnJimmy Dean
87Good Time BabyBobby Rydell
88San Antonio RoseFloyd Cramer
89Rubber BallBobby Vee
90Missing YouRay Peterson
91Please StayDrifters
92I'm Gonna Knock On Your DoorEddie Hodges
93You Can Depend On MeBrenda Lee
94Let's Twist AgainChubby Checker
95Take FiveDave Brubeck
96Are You Lonesome TonightElvis Presley
97Sea Of HeartbreakDon Gibson
98More Money For You And Me MedleyFour Preps
99You Must Have Been A Beautiful BabyBobby Darin
100Mama SaidShirelles
 


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WHERE ARE WE?

Classmates in the U.S.
 Arizona
 California 12 
 Connecticut 260 
 District of Columbia
 Florida 16 
 Georgia
 Indiana
 Kentucky
 Louisiana
 Maryland
 Massachusetts
 Nevada
 New Hampshire
 New Jersey
 New York
 North Carolina
 Pennsylvania
 Rhode Island
 South Carolina
 Tennessee
 Texas
 Vermont
 Virginia

Classmates Abroad:
 Canada
 Costa Rica

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