Peggy March, an American pop singer, in 1963 topped the Billboard Hot 100 with a million-selling single "I Will Follow Him". It was No. 1 for three weeks.
Little Peggy March was only 15 years old, making her the youngest female singer to reach the top of the chart.
Born Margaret Annemarie Battavio, Peggy March is a professional singer-songwriter specializing in American pop music. Her achievements in the music industry have made her a pacesetter with amazing contributions. Peggy’s background attending the Lansdale Catholic High School, coupled with her learned and acquired knowledge, skills and expertise traversing more than 50 years in the music ecosystem has enabled her build a successful brand and name.
Peggy March’s journey started many years ago as a 13-year-old Italian-American from Lansdale Pennsylvania. Even at this tender age, she was already aweing the masses with her amazing voice. Motivated by the desire to become a global expert in her field, she went on horning her skills singing at weddings ceremonies and celebratory events. Peggy March’s big break happened when she secured an introduction with record producers Hugo & Luigi, she hasn’t looked back since! The renowned producers gave her the nickname Little Peggy March because of her conspicuous height (1.47m), tender age (13 years), birthday (March), and the record label they were to do together (Little Me).
Later the next year, Peggy March continued to set the stage with more single releases. By the time she was 14 year old, the American pop singer was already famous for being the youngest female artist with a number one hit- I Will Follow Him, a record that still stands for the Billboard Hot 100. The recording, which was translated from Petula Clark’s French Song Chariot, also earned a number one position in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, and Scandinavia, making Peggy March the first white female solo artists to hit #1 on the Billboard chart.
Peggy March has built a name for herself as a creative and energetic artist with an indispensable passion for her craft. Using her skills professionally, she always uses effective and efficient communication skills, attention to detail, time management, and organization, proactively bringing her best self to the task with a positive attitude and smile in order to get things done. Peggy March’s strong creative and performing skills make her a keen advocate for the music industry, proactively seeking out new opportunities to elevate her brand and to continually attain excellence, with fan base satisfaction the ultimate objective.
A one-hit wonder, some of Peggy March’s most significant achievements include I Wish I Were a Princess, which made the Top 30 in the United States, and the Hello Heartache, Goodbye Love, which reached #29 on the UK Singles Chart. She has also built a strong presence within the European and Asian music markets, winning the Deutscher Schlager Contest in 1965 in Germany. Peggy March has also released several other German songs that won desirable positions on German charts. Her commercial success throughout the German boarders went on through the 70s until she represented the country in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1969 and won the first runners up position twice.
While Peggy March’s journey to stardom was epic, it was not absent challenges. Being a minor, she faced a lot of financial troubles under the Coogan Law, alongside the detrimental effects of British invasion that deprived most Americans of their hard-earned popularity. She has also suffered at the hands of failed contracts. Despite all the setbacks, Peggy March managed to defy all odds to make made up to 18 singles between 1964 and1971 recording for RCA Victor, an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment.
Peggy March is currently neck-deep in the German and Las Vegas music scene, and has made several appearances at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in Branson, Missouri. Owing to her personal and professional skills, she also secured a headliner spot in Riff Markowitz’s Fabulous Palm Springs Follies at the Plaza Theater in Palm Springs, California. Not afraid to step out of her comfort zone, Peggy March took a leap of faith in 2010, going into the studio to record her first album of new, original material in English 30 years since she entered the music space. This marked the conception of the album Always and Forever released on October 13th that same year.
Outside music, Peggy March loves spending time with her family and friends. She was married to a loving and supportive man Arne Harris, with whom they had an adorable daughter Sande Anne, before Harris’ demise in 2013. Peggy March also finds engaging in self-developing activities like travelling to new places, networking, and meeting new people most fulfilling. With the belief that music is the root and foundation of life, to build strong lives, we must fortify the root! This is Peggy’s motivation towards using her knowledge, skills and expertise to entertain those whose lives would be enriched by it.