There is no satisfactory version of this but it’s a terrific song. It was written by Trevor Peacock, a noted 1960s songwriter now better known for playing Jim Trott in … Continue readingMrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter
Little Peggy March was 15 when this was released in 1963. It reached No 26 in America and No 29 in Britain.
This was the great Roy’s first big hit, reaching No 2 in the States in 1960 and No 1 in Britain. It was co-written by Orbison and Joe Melson, a … Continue readingRoy Orbison: Only the Lonely
This was composed by Manos Hadjidakis and originally recorded in Greek. It was released by Brenda Lee in 1962, reaching No 3 in the States and No 7 in Britain.
This was written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. According to Wikipedia, the words Da Doo Ron Ron were intended as a filler while the rest of the … Continue readingThe Crystals: Da Doo Ron Ron
This was recorded for Canned Heat’s second album, Boogie with Canned Heat, released in January 1968. After favourable reaction Liberty Records issued the song as a single in April 1968, cutting … Continue readingCanned Heat: On the Road Again
This was the second of two consecutive No 1 hits in 1967 for songwriters Tony Macaulay and John Macleod, the first being Baby Now That I’ve Found You by The … Continue readingLong John Baldry: Let the Heartaches Begin
The music for the brilliant song Who’s Sorry Now? was written by Ted Snyder with lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby, and published in 1923. Snyder (1881-1965) gave Irving Berlin his … Continue readingConnie Francis: Who’s Sorry Now?
This was written by Danny Whitten, a member of Neil Young’s backing band Crazy Horse, and released on Crazy Horse’s 1971 eponymous album. Rod Stewart recorded it in 1975 for … Continue readingRod Stewart: I Don’t Want To Talk About It
This was the title song of a 1960 film. It was written by Aaron Schroeder, Don Costa and Wally Gold, and reached No 4 in the States and 2 in … Continue readingDuane Eddy: Because They’re Young