January 23rd Peggy was the MC at the Savannah Center, The Villages, Florida. The two shows features Dodie Stevens, Kathy Young, and the Crystals both shows were sold out.
January 30th Hernando Peggy sang and was the MC at the two sell-out shows in the the Citrus Hill Activity Center.
February 14th Peggy performed at the Woman's Club of Ft Lauderdale charity Event. Peggy reports that she enjoyed herself at the 50s themed event.
March 14th Peggy had a 45 minute show at the Inviva Messe in Nürnberg, Germany. Link to the Franken Fernsehen interview
April 21st Billboard Com (http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6062535/this-week-in-billboard-chart-history-rihannas-rude-boy-rules-hot) reports
April 27, 1963 Little Peggy March began a three-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Will Follow Him." She was 15 years and one month old when the song reached the summit, making her the youngest female to ever notch a Hot 100 No. 1 - still a record. "I am surprised that the record still stands," March has marveled to Billboard. "A lot of singers in the '60s were teenagers; I was just the youngest. However, today the singers keep getting younger and younger. Having a No. 1 is an achievement which I am thankful for. I imagine that one day my record will be broken, and I will hand over the crown. I would love to be a part of the celebration when and if it happens."
April 23rd Performs in a show in Port Huron Michigan.
April 27th Article in the Daily Times of Nigeria (http://dailytimes.com.ng/article/today-history-27th-april)
1963 High school freshman Little Peggy March earns a no 1 hit with "I Will Follow Him”
On April 27, 1963, Margaret Annemarie Battavio's very first single, "I Will Follow Him," reached #1 on the U.S. pop charts. With her 15th birthday only six weeks behind her, and three more years of high school ahead of her, the singer better known as Little Peggy March became the youngest female performer ever to top the Billboard Hot 100, but she'd never crack the top 10 again. Financial exploitation by an unscrupulous manager and a string of disappointing singles thwarted Peggy's efforts to capitalize on her early success, but if this sounds like the familiar start of a depressing episode of VH1's Behind the Music, think again. Her domestic career may have peaked while she was still in pigtails, but Little Peggy March pulled herself up by her bootstraps to build a career of impressive proportions in the parallel universe of Europop.
Little Peggy March went on to score hits in Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Japan, but the place that really made her career was Germany. Maybe it was because she learned their language, or maybe it was because "I Will Follow Him" pushed some kind of button in their national psyche, but whatever the reason, the Germans went bonkers for Peggy March. Songs like "I Wish I Were A Princess," "My Teenage Castle (Is Crumbling Down)" and "Johnny Cool" fell flat commercially in America. But over in Germany, where the magician David Copperfield is revered as a Sex God and David Hasselhoff was the first human invited to sing on the toppled Berlin Wall, little Margaret Battavio from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, spent the 1960s and 70s scoring hits like "Telegram aus Tennessee," winning the Baden-Baden Shlagerfestspiele and raking in the deutsche marks with albums like Hey, Das Ist Musik Für Mich. And if those accomplishments alone do not impress, consider this: In the 1980s, Peggy March also wrote songs that got Europeans to spend money on records by Audrey Landers (of Landers Sisters fame) and by the duo of Jermaine Jackson and Pia Zadora.
After spending the better part of two decades living in Germany, Peggy March eventually returned to the United States where she continues to perform regularly and where she still holds the record for youthful chart achievement that she set on this day in 1963
April 29th Interview with Tom Meros
May 10th - 11th Appeared with Lesley Gore in Legendary Ladies of Rock, Suncoast Casino, Las Vegas. Peggy fan Thomas Panciarello went to the Sunday show and reports
Peggy opened the show last night here in Las Vegas at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino. She was amazing. I had front row seats (stage left) and was truly happy to see how fabulous she is looking. Peggy's performance was about 45 minutes. She sounds better then ever, her songs were perfect. She made me delighted when she sang Mack The Knife just as her CD is, half German half english. Was hoping for Memories Of Heidelberg, she didn't do that one, makes sense.
After the show as Guests were leaving everyone was raving how great both ladies were. I must agree, both were awesome but, Peggy can hold those notes like few can. Her voice never sounded better.
September 13th Peggy performed two shows in the Fall Doo Wop Cavalcade concert Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
September 30th Peggy performed one show at the NYCB Theatre, Westbury, New York along with Jay Siegel and the Tokens, The Tymes & The Harptones.
October 11th Peggy appeared in a Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll show along with The Chiffons, Leslie Gore and The Harptones. The show was at 8.00pm at the IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi.
November 2nd - 9th Peggy reports that she had a great time performing on the Malt Shop Memories Cruise.
Einmal verliebt, immer verliebt and Fly away pretty Flamingo appear on the compilation CD Schlager Medallions