Ketty Lester: Love Letters


This was written by Edward Heyman and Victor Young, and first recorded in 1945 by Dick Haymes.

It was released by Ketty Lester in 1961, and it was her major hit, reaching No 5 in the US and No 4 in Britain.

Elvis Presley released it in June 1966. While the King could do no wrong, I don’t think this was an improvement on Lester. It got to No 19 in the US and No 6 in Britain.

He re-recorded it in 1970 and it was released on the 1971 album Love Letters from Elvis.

In 1987, Alison Moyet took it to No 4 in Britain. What a gorgeous voice. I wish she hadn’t said afterwards that she didn’t like the song.

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