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Subject: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/15 at 3:42 pm

"My Boomerang Won't Come Back" was a novelty record by British comedian Charlie Drake which became a surprise hit on both sides of the Atlantic in 1961.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 11:34 am

"Are You Sure?" is a song by British pop duo The Allisons, that represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, performed in English. The song received 24 points, placing 2nd in a field of 16.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 03/17/15 at 2:05 pm

Del Shannon - Runaway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S13mP_pfEc

Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/09/15 at 10:46 am

"Running Scared" is a 1961 American pop song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Roy Orbison. An operatic rock ballad, the song was released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in March 1961 and went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Running Scared" also reached #9 in the UK chart. The song was recorded as part of Roy's 1961 album "Crying" as the final track on the album.


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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/22/15 at 1:10 pm

"Crying" is a ballad written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson that was a hit for Roy Orbison in 1961. The song was released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in July 1961 and reached No. 1 on the United States Cashbox chart for a week on October 7, 1961, and peaking at No. 2 on the rival Billboard Hot 100. Despite not reaching the summit in the latter publication, Billboard ranked the record as the No. 4 song of 1961. In 1987, Orbison rerecorded the song as a duet with K.D. Lang as part of the soundtrack for the motion picture Hiding Out.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/24/15 at 8:11 am

"Funny How Time Slips Away" is a song written by Willie Nelson and first recorded by country singer Billy Walker in 1961. Walker's version peaked at number 23 on the Hot C&W Sides chart.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 3:55 am

"Together" became a Top Ten hit in the summer of 1961 via a recording by Connie Francis cut in New York City on 3 June 1961 with Cliff Parman acting as arranger and conductor.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/15 at 4:54 pm

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its first performance by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. It also won Mancini the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Mercer the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The song has been covered by many other artists.

It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded it in 1961 and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremonies in 1962.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/15 at 4:58 pm

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for its first performance by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's. It also won Mancini the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Mercer the Grammy Award for Song of the Year. The song has been covered by many other artists.

It became the theme song for Andy Williams, who first recorded it in 1961 and performed it at the Academy Awards ceremonies in 1962.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 12:58 am

"Ebony Eyes" is a song written by John D. Loudermilk, recorded in 1961 by The Everly Brothers (b/w "Walk Right Back"), and reached No. 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics tell a young man's tragic story of losing his beloved fiancee in an airplane crash during the dark, bad weather, which reminds him of her "ebony eyes". The single, with reversed sides, reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart. The song was initially banned by the BBC as its lyrics were considered too upsetting to play on the radio.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 07/22/15 at 10:40 pm

The Marcels, "Blue Moon"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwpbP9UeLMc

Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/15 at 5:49 am


The Marcels, "Blue Moon"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwpbP9UeLMc
Used in the movie "An American Werewolf In London".

Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/21/15 at 7:27 am

"Crazy" is a ballad composed by Willie Nelson. It has been recorded by several artists, most notably by Patsy Cline in 1961, whose version was a #2 country hit in 1962.1961, Cline was still on crutches after going through a car windshield in a head-on collision two months earlier and had difficulty reaching the high notes of the song at first due to her broken ribs. 'Crazy' spent 21 weeks on the chart and eventually became one of her signature tunes.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/21/15 at 10:45 pm

This one is pretty fun and clever (and has some good pictures):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcFkUHvlf5A

Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/08/16 at 9:14 am

Written by John D. Loudermilk and released as a single in 1961, "Sad Movies (Make Me Cry)" was Sue Thompson's first song to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it peaked at number five in October. The song also reached the top of the Billboard Easy Listening chart, which had been created earlier in 1961, becoming the second song by a female vocalist to top this list. In Australia, the song topped out at number six on the Kent Music Report, while in the United Kingdom, it peaked at number 46 on the UK Singles Chart.

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Subject: Re: 1961: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/16 at 9:14 am

"Johnny Remember Me" is a song which became a 1961 UK #1 hit single for John Leyton, backed by The Outlaws. It was producer Joe Meek's first #1 production. Recounting the haunting – real or imagined – of a young man by his dead lover, the song is one of the most noted of the 'death ditties' that populated the transatlantic pop charts in the early to mid-1960s. It is distinguished in particular by its eerie, echoing sound (a hallmark of the Joe Meek production style) and by the ghostly, foreboding female wails that form its backing vocal (by Lissa Gray). The recording was arranged by Charles Blackwell. The song was banned by the BBC, along with many other 'death discs', which were popular at the time.

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