Wayne's Music Saturday 9 April 2011. 1960s (forgotten songs).
Suspicion terry Stafford , a sportsman before he modeled his act on Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, and his first record, scrambled to #3 in the US Chart in 1964 - despite the onslaught of The British Invasion.
Now We're Through Poets, were at one time in the Andrew Loog Oldham management and production company (with The Rolling Stones), and even though the group was extremely adventurous, the lineup fragmented by 1967, and none of the original lineup that started out in Glasgow in 1961, remained.
You Were On My Mind Robin Peter Smith (Crispian St Peters) remembered more for his idle boasts than his music - at one period he announced to the press that he had written 80 songs of better quality than those of the Beatles.
Someone Someone Brian Poole And The tremolos made pop history when they were signed up by DECCA in 1962 in favour of the Beatles, but as the years rolled by, Poole decided to leave the group and branch out into singing big ballads, and cabaret work.
How Does That Grab You Darlin' Nancy Sinatra after years of lessons in music, dance and drama made some impressive TV appearances on Father Frank's TV specials, and when she teamed up with writer/producer Lee Hazelwood she enjoyed a host of chart successes with sultry songs like this one.
Dream Lover Duffy Power one of several British singers with names like Wilde, Fury, Pride who were all signed to the impresario Larry Parne's stable.
My Baby Just cares For me Nina Simone, a commanding live performer, with some of her songs reflecting her political activism.
Love Letters Elvis Presley - I have always enjoyed Elvis's moving reading of Ketty Lester's "Love Letters".
Baby It's You The Shirelles - the archetypal 60s "girl group" - school friends for whom singing was simply a pastime, until a series of exceptional singles catapulted the quartet into the charts, and they became inspirational for other groups including Manfred Mann, The Merseybeats and The Beatles, who covered their work.
Feels So Fine Johnny preston, discovered by The Big Bopper (J P Richardson) who wrote the pop lament Running Bear for him
Tomorrow Sandie Shaw - the striking performer , known for her imposing height, model looks and bare feet - in fact she opened The Arts Clinic in 1997 with her third husband, Tony Bedford to provide psychological healthcare and creative development to those in the creative industries.Talking About The Good Times The Pretty Things had this brash almost destructive attitude to Rhythm And Blues, in fact in the 60s when they toured here with Sandie Shaw their unkempt appearance and controversial anctics ensured maximum publicity …
Look Who It Is Helen Shapiro with her deep intonation belied her schoolgirl youth, and by the time she was 15 she had some huge selling singles behind her.
Missionbell P J Proby - from Texas, who settled in Britain in 1963.
Sue's Gotta be Mine Del Shannon with his teenage tales of loneliness, despair, broken hearts, fauiled relationships, infidelity and ultimate doom found a receptive audience in the 60s.
The Devil Came From Kansas Procol Harum from one of my favourite 60s albums Salty Dog.
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Over You gary Puckett & The Union Gap all looked a bit passé when they appeared dressed in American Civil War Uniforms when they took the name Union Gap in 1967. But, the group scored well with several million sellers, marked by Puckett's soaring vocals.
Someday, One Day The Seekers in 1965, one of the most competitive years in pop music, and the Aussie group strongly challenged the Beatles and The Rolling Stones as the top chart act of the year.
Train Tour To Rainbow City Pyramids, a seven piece ska/rock band who became a popular live attraction in the UK in the late 60s.
Queen Of '64 Neil Sedaka … I think I first heard his name as the writer of the Connie Francis hit in the 50s "Stupid Cupid" … next thing you know he has a string of memorable melodies on the charts in the 60s - and he's still singing them today.
Goodbye My LoveThe Searchers, one of the premier groups from the merseybeat explosion .
Tip Of My Tongue Tommy Quickly - was added to Brian Epsteins management stable in 1963, and this was his debut outing, an exclusive Lennon and McCartney song which was part of his solo career launch - then he teamed up with the Remo Four.
Frozen Orange Jiuce Peter Sarstedt, Eden Kane's brother, who cultivated the image of a suave wanderer of global bohemia through his pop classic "Where Do You Go To My Lovely" and this song, a perennial on gold format radio Stations around the world.
The French Song Sandpipers - emerged from the Mitchell Boys Choir in California - the trio's clean-cut image tended to obscure their undoubted vocal skill.
Not One Minute More Della Reese Taliaferro was a renowned gospel singer working with Mahalia Jackson before becoming the lead singer with the Meditation Singers.
Cod'ine Buffy Saint Marie a remarkable composer and performing talent - well known these days for her impassioned plea for American Indian rights.
Blue Boy Jim Reeves - some call him the first country/pop cross-over star. At the time of his death in a plane crash in 1964, Reeves had around 80 unreleased tracks and eventually unheard material would be placed alongside previously issued tracks to make a new album.
I'm Nobody's Baby Now reparata And The delrons what's in a name? Well plenty for this Girl Group who captured the market in the early sixties. known as simply the Del-Rons; after the Del Vikings, the Del Satins and groups like that. The managers decided that they wanted a name that was a little more flamboyant, flashy, like Martha & the Vandellas or something. Mary O'leary happened to be lead singer,she told them that her confirmation name was Reparata. Perfect! Reparata & the Delrons.
No Regrets Tom Rush a pivotal figure of the Boston/New England club circuit when he was a student at Harvard University
The Next Time Cliff Richard
Hey There Lonely Boy Ruby And The Romantics -The recordings of Ruby and the Romantics are considered prime examples of early 60s black pop.
Moonlight Cocktail Rivieras specialized in singing doo-wop versions of old big band hits, especially those of Glenn Miller.
You beat Me To The PunchMary Wells
Tom Cat Rooftop Singers, were specifically assembled for the purpose of recording a single song - and what a beauty! "Walk Right In" must have sold a heck of a lot of twelve string guitars … but the singers also put this folk song onto the charts as well.
You Really Got A Hold On me Miracles, go all the way back to 1955 when Smokey Robinson formed the group at high school in Detroit - and soon they were signed to the fledgling Motown Label - and their first single "Way Over There" introduced the label to a national audience. The raw doo-wop sound was further refined in this 1962 outing. Robinson
He's In Town Rockin Berries, started out as a pop/Rhythm and Blues band, and ended up in cabaret including comedy sketches and parodic impressions of other artists intotheir act.
Dizzy Tommy Roe, funnily enough this was Tommy Roe's biggest hit when it topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic in 1969 -
Is This What I get For Loving You Ronettes - defined the girl group sound as producer Phil Spector constructed a cavernous backing around Ronnie Bennett's plaintive nasal voice …