One Hit Wonders: Barry Gordon And “Nuttin’ For Christmas”

[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Barry Gordon[/lastfm] was just three years old when he made his acting debut on Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour. He was a worldly seven years old when he scored his lone Top 40 hit, “Nuttin’ for Christmas.”

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Though many others have covered the same song, it was Gordon’s spritely version that was the most successful, landing the youngster at #6 on the chart in December 1955 and selling over 2 million copies.

Gordon’s music career wouldn’t take him much further but that zany contraption called the TV served him well, from ’50s stints on Jackie Gleason’s show to ’70s sitcoms to ’80s and ’90s voice roles. Gordon has also run for Congress, been president of the Screen Actor’s Guild and, as of today, teaches politics and media at Cal State LA.

Gone but not forgotten, at least not at WNEW, find more tales of One-Hit Wonders here


One Comment

  1. RainbowRay says:

    I remember this song from childhood and it STILL HOLD’S true for a third year in arow and 45 out 47 Christmases so far, but STILL BELIEVING in MIRACLES and the KINDNESS and HELP From strangers to make Eric’s MIrror and RainbowRay come true. Would you like to win an Emmy Nancy? See you in Memphis Fiona darling! I BELIEVE IT!

    Merry Christmas eveyone! God Bless North America! How many of you REALLY BELIEVE!

    “Sharing is caring and caring is sharing; living is giving and giving is living

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