PEGGY MARCH was wearing her school uniform and drying the Friday night dishes at her home in Landsdale, Pennsylvania, when on April 27, 1963, a radio station’s Top-40 countdown revealed that “I Will Follow Him” was the nation’s number-one. “Time stood still as I was looking at the radio and listening to me sing,” March told Billboard.com in 2011. “After the song was over, all hell broke loose and the phone didn’t stop ringing.” Born Margaret Annemarie Battavio, “Little” Peggy March was just thirteen years old and 4-foot-10-inches tall when she signed a recording contract with RCA. In 1962 she was handed the words and music to “I Will Follow Him.” Her initial thought? “Too repititious, but that is what makes a great hook.” At fifteen years, one month and 13 days old, March was the youngest solo female to top the Billboard singles chart.