Today's Morning Edition music is "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis. The song was recorded 50 years ago today.
The lyrics for "The Name Game" were derived from a game that Ellis played as a child. She collaborated with songwriter Lincoln Chase in creating the tune. It made it to No. 3 on the pop charts and has been covered many times.
The video above features Ellis during a 1965 performance on The Merv Griffin Show.
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