Paul Petersen was born September 23, 1945 in Glendale, California. In his early years he was a member of the “Mouseketeers” on Walt Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club”. From 1958-1966 he played the role of Jeff Stone on TV”s “Donna Reed Show”. Entering the Billboard Top 40 in December of 1962, peaking at #6-“My Dad” by Paul Petersen.
Our next performer was a member of a very successful vocal group in the early 1950’s-they were called The Hilltoppers. Billy Vaughn had now left The Hilltoppers by 1955 and he had become an orchestra leader. This next song would enter the Billboard Top 40 in September of 1955, eventually peaking at #5. There were 2 parts to this record (part 2 was played more frequently but both are featured here). This record features orchestra and chorus and a vocal narration. The narration was done by Ken Nordine as he tells the story of “The Shifting Whispering Sands”