On this day in 1961, the Motown record label released "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes. It was written by written by Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland and Robert Bateman.
At the time of the recording, the Marvelettes included Gladys Horton, Katherine Anderson (now Schaffner), Georgeanna Tillman (later Gordon), Juanita Cowart (now Cowart Motley), and Wanda Young (now Rogers).
The lyrics include:
"Please Mister Postman, look and seeThanks to the CBS Sunday Morning Show for reminding us of this date in letter writing history on this morning's show! See more here.
If there's a letter in your bag for me
Why's it takin' such a long time
For me to hear from that boy of mine"