Wayne's Music 29/30 November 2008 … melodies and memories of the 50's.
Wayne Mowat with melodies and memories from the 1950's British Hit Parade. In those days, actual retail sales of pop records was published in The New Musical Express from November 1952 to the end of 1957.
Here In My Heart Al Martino from Philadelphia who received a career boost when he appeared as Johnny Fontaine, the character loosely based on Frank Sinatra in "The Godfather".
Longing For You Teresa Brewer's last hit on London records before she signed up with Coral, and the song did rack up 9 weeks at #1 on the sheet music chart in 1951. Let's Have Another Party Winnie Atwell with a 1953 release for Christmas 1953 and it stayed at #1 for the whole of the holiday season that year.
You belong To me Jo Stafford - a member of Tommy Dorsey's Pied Pipers this was her biggest solo hit staying at #1 for 5 weeks in 1953.
A Woman In Love Frankie Laine a chart topper for 4 weeks in 1956.
Rock And Roll Waltz Kay Starr - with what's considered to be a rather misguided cash in on the rock'n'roll craze.
Oh mein Papa the man with the golden trumpet from the Billy Ternant and Geraldo bands, Eddie Calvert.
Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart Vera Lynn - in 1952 Vera's disc was the most successful British recording ever in America.
and many,many more ...