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  • Staying power: Maurice Williams' hit song 'Stay' celebrates 55 years

    Maurice Williams reflects on how he wrote "Stay" when he was 15 years old at his home in Lancaster. The song quickly climbed the Billboard charts and reached the #1 spot on Nov. 21, 1960. 55 years later, the classic continues to be a favorite around the world, and Williams returns to the studio to re-record it.

Maurice Williams reflects on how he wrote "Stay" when he was 15 years old at his home in Lancaster. The song quickly climbed the Billboard charts and reached the #1 spot on Nov. 21, 1960. 55 years later, the classic continues to be a favorite around the world, and Williams returns to the studio to re-record it. Todd Sumlin tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com
Maurice Williams reflects on how he wrote "Stay" when he was 15 years old at his home in Lancaster. The song quickly climbed the Billboard charts and reached the #1 spot on Nov. 21, 1960. 55 years later, the classic continues to be a favorite around the world, and Williams returns to the studio to re-record it. Todd Sumlin tsumlin@charlotteobserver.com

Maurice Williams’ famous song has staying power

November 07, 2015 7:24 AM