Bobby Vee: Go Away Little Girl


This was written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It was first recorded by Bobby Vee for Liberty Records on March 28, 1962, but as far as I can see it was not released as a single. I can’t understand why. It appeared on his 1963 album The Night has a Thousand Eyes.

Meanwhile Mark Wynter released it as a single in 1962 and took it to No 6 in Britain.

In America Steve Lawrence released it in November 1962, and it went to No 1 in America in January 1963.  

In 1971 Donny Osmond’s toe-curling version went to No 1 in the States, making it the first of nine songs to reach US number 1 by two different artists.

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