New Musical Express | September 1959

Number 660 4 September 1959  
(Cover Page)   1
N.A. Question Time with Billy Eckstine 2
Bartram, Douglas Paul Anka Gets Royal Welcome in Italy 2
N.A. Jazz Book Club 2
Govey, Charles Two Sides of a Disc Hit: Alan Freeman and Michael Barclay Write about Their Top Pye Star, Lonnie Donegan 3
Goodwin, Keith Recorded Jazz [Duke Ellington, Gerry Mulligan Quartet, and Shelly Manne] 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review
Ricky Nelson Croons and Makes a Hit
Ricky Nelson, “Sweeterthan You” / “Just a Little Too Much”(London)
Tommy Edwards Is the Top Class
Tommy Edwards, “I’ve Been There” / “I Looked at Heaven”(MGM)
Nat Cole’s Train Song
Nat Cole, “Midnight Flyer” / “The Sweet Bird of Youth”
4
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review
Pet Clark, “Adonis” / “If I Had My Way” (Pye)
Terry Dene, “Thank You Pretty Baby” / “A Boy without a Girl” (Decca)
Teresa Brewer, “Bye Bye Baby Goodbye” / “Chain of Friendship” (Coral)
Russ Hamilton, “Smile, Smile, Smile, and Sing” / “Shadow” (Oriole)
Johnny Otis, “Three Girls Named Molly Doin’ the Hully Gully” / “I’ll Do the Same Thing for You”(Capitol)
Chordettes, “No Wheels” / “A Girl’s Work Is Never Done”(London)
Deep River Boys, “Nola” / “Kissin’”(Top Rank)
Bill Shepherd, “The Bill Shepherd Orchestra” / “What a Difference a Day Made” (Pye)
Lloyd Price, “Three Little Pigs” / “I’m Gonna Get Married” (HMV)
4
NME Top Thirty
1. “Living Doll,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
2. “Only Sixteen,” Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
3. “Lonely Boy,” Paul Anka (Columbia)
4. “Lipstick on Your Collar,” Connie Francis (MGM)
5. “Battle of New Orleans,” Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Roulette” (Mills)
2.  “Living Doll” (Peter Maurice)
3.  “Side Saddle’ (Mills)
4.  “China Tea” (Mills)
5.  “Only Sixteen,” (Ardmore and Beechwood)
5
N.A. BBC Fly Joan Regan to Her Guest Star
Buddy Holly’s Last Record
Two Old Timers Die [Composers George Meyer, Jack Norworth]
Donegan Summer Season Extended
Ted Heath-Steele Show
Craig Douglas: Variety Debut
Ruby Murray Flies to America
Dennis Lotis May Be in Horror Film
6
N.A. Russ Conway’s ‘Roulette’ Legal Dispute 6-7
N.A. Autumn Dates for Cliff
Trad Jazz on Major Shows
Johnny Cash TV Debut this Month
What a Gang – Elvis, Anka, Fabian, Darin in Same Film – Maybe!
Eddie Fisher BBC Sunday Tele-Attraction
Paul Anka’s Next Film
Pete Murray Out of ‘JBJ’: New Panelists Named
David Whitfield Was Ill: Stars Rallied to Help
Basie Return?
7
Wedge, Don Lionel Bart 8
Saxon, Al Comedy Plus Singing Equals Entertainment 8
N.A. Platters Songs-and Costumes-Go Round World! 8
Keniston, Keith ‘Best of Luck’ to Our Singing Ambassador Frankie Vaughan 9
N.A. Sinatra Alters ‘Film Hours’ 9
Goodwin, Keith Elvis Fan Is Now Presley’s Greatest Rival [Ricky Nelson] 10
N.A. Gary Crosby, Sal Mineo in the ‘Army’ 10
Sampson, David Duane Eddy Set Hot Pace on ‘Bad Road’ 10
Evans, Allen LP’s
Elvis Presley, A Date with Elvis
Judy Garland, The Letter
Nat King Cole, To Whom It May Concern
Hank Jones, Porgy and Bess
Dorothy Donegan, Dorothy Donegan Live
12
The Alley Cat Does this Solve the Mystery? [Shirley Bassey’s Columbia Single] 12
N.A. Connie Meets Her Fans and Luxembourg D-Js 12
  Emily Gorbach, 2008  
     
Number 661 11 September 1959  
Cover Page Now! Marty Wilde in two hits on one record! (New Marty Wilde record to be released) 1
Lawrence Sameroff A Fan’s-eye View of Elvis Presley 2
N.A. Reviews of latest Pop Shows: Lots of ‘Big Beat’ 2
N.A. Who’s Where: Week commencing 2
Keith Goodwin Previews televisions successor show to ‘Oh Boy!’
Boom Time for Marty Wilde
‘Boy Meets Girls’ Ready to Roll!
Jack (Good) Is No Back Room TV Producer
3
Keith Fordyce Covers the latest Pops
Several Bright ‘Sunrises’ on Disc Horizon
Surprising Rivalry of Frankie (Vaughan) and Dean (Martin)
Donegan’s Breathless Broadside
4
  Single Reviews
Everly Brothers, “Till I Kissed You” / “Oh What a Feeling” (label?)
Shirley Bassey, “If You Love Me” / “Count on Me” (Columbia)
4
Allen Evans LP Reviews
Max Byrgaves and Ted Heath, Max and Ted (Decca)
Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith, The Legend of Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith (?)
Norman Labott Choir, But Beautiful (Phillips)
Sonny King, For Losers Only (Pye)
Jack Elliot, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot (Columbia)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Only Sixteen,” Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
2.  “Living Doll,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
3.  “Lonely Boy,” Paul Anka (Columbia)
4.  “Here Comes Summer,” Jerry Keller (London)
5.  “China Tea,” Russ Conway (Conway )
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Only Sixteen” (Ardmore & Beechwood)
2.  “Living Doll” (Peter Maurice)
3.  “China Tea” (Mills)
4.  “Poulette” (Mills)
5.  “Heart of a Man” (David Toff)
5
  Two ‘Spectaculars’ for Tommy Steele
Eddie Fisher Goes Home Saying: ‘I Want to Film with Elizabeth [Taylor]’
Hollywood Party for Frankie Vaughan
6
Ronnie Carrol Bands, Stars Galore at ‘Starlight Dance’ 6
N.A. Bobby Brian disc banned by TV network in U.S.
BBC-TV producer going to ATV
Cliff Richards ‘Living Doll’ Nears Millions Sale
Winnie (Winifred) Atwell Delays Return
Rock Composers Visit Britain
6
N.A. Fred Douglas to Head Package Shows
New Roll for Tab (Hunter)
British Jazzmen (Humphrey Lyttelton Band and the Jazzmakers) Big Hit in U.S.
‘Porgy’ Premiere
Ed Sullivan re-books Barber
Lonnie Donegan Star of London Pantomime
Cliff Richard at Mary’s Film Premiere
Liberace 1960 Variety Star at Palladium
7
Charles Govey Malcolm Vaughan (article and interview) 8
Nat Hentoff’s American Airmail 8
- Joan Regan’s Skiffle Group
Fine Acting by Belafonte
Multi-songed Musical
8
Charles Govey It’s agony – waiting for a disc to click! [Interview with Shirley Bassey] 9
Keith Goodwin Keith Goodwin meets the actor-singer who puts artistry before everything, Belafonte! 10
T.K. Singing comes naturally to ex-choirboy Rock Hudson 10
N.A. Harry Belafonte, “Fifteen” / “Round the Bay of Mexico” (RCA) 10
N.A. No one can match Lonnie’s consistency 11
N.A. Agents Directory and Vocal Directory 12
“Alley Cat” Tail-Pieces 12
  Grace Gouin, 2008  
     
Number 662 18 September 1959  
cover This Week’s Top Ten
Broken Hearted Melody
Jack Scott: The Way I Walk
“Morgen” by the Adam Singers
Jack Scott – The Way I Walk
1
Shirley Bassey Shirley Bassey’s Top Ten 2
n/a Lonnie Is a Fan of the Weavers 2
n/a Newport Jazz Comes to Britain [16 day concert tour] 2
n/a Visual Jane Vocal Too [Jane Russell creates an EP] 2
n/a Tommy Steele Talks about his TV Shows 3
Derek Johnson Every Time Sinatra Has a Hit, His Ardent Fans Get So Angry 3
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Fats Domino, “I Want to Walk You Home” / “I’m Gonna Be a Wheel Someday” (London)
The Coasters, “Poison Ivy” / “I’m a Hog for You”
Ted Heath, “Mah Jong” (Decca)
King Brothers, “Caribbean” / “Makin’ Love” (Parlophone)
Tony Newley, “Someone to Love” / “It’s All Over” (Decca)
Billy Williams & Barbara McNair, “Go to Sleep” / “Telephone Conversation” (Coral)
King Sisters, “Lovin’ Up a Storm” / “What Would I Do without You” (Capitol)
Joe Henderson, “Treble Chance” / “Flirtation Waltz” (Pye)
Duffy Power, “Kissin’ Time” / “Ain’t She Sweet” (Fontana)
Jerry Lee Lewis, “Let’s Talk about Us” / “The Ballad of Billy Joe” (London)
Eddie Fisher, “Last Mile Home” / “I’d Sail a Thousand Seas” (RCA)
4
Allen Evans LP Reviews
Johnny Mathis: Johnny’s Greatest Hits (Fontana)
Elizabeth Welch
Millicent Martin
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Only Sixteen,” Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
2.  “Living Doll,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
3.  “Here Comes Summer,” Jerry Keller (London)
4.  “Lonely Boy,” Paul Anka (Columbia)
5.  “China Tea,” Russ Conway (Columbia)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Only Sixteen” (Adamore & Beechwood)
2.  “Living Doll” (Peter Maurice)
3.  “China Tea” (Mills)
4.  “Heart of a Man” (David Toff)
5.  “Roulette” (Mills)
5
n/a Russ Conway to Headline Major BBC-TV Series
Election Plays Havoc with TV Programmes
Exciting Guests in New Como Series [The Everly Brothers and Peggy King to star in the return of Perry Como Show]
Horror Role for Lotis Confirmed [Dennis Lotis to star in City of the Dead]
Radio’s Big Autumn Winter Pop Plans [new series The Pop Shop]
Cliff Loses Drifters, but Gains Shadows!
6
n/a Lena Horne Plans an Album Here [plans to record an album for RCA while in Britain]
Alma Cogan Offered Long-Term Contract [contract with RCA]
Stars’ Manager on the ‘Jury’ [Manager Bunny Lewis to appear on “Juke Box Jury”]
Donegan Gets New U.S. Outlet [Lonnie Donegan signs new contract with Atlantic Records to release discs in U.S. ]
Vote For Your Favourite Pop Music Stars [1959 NME International Popularity Poll]
Midnight Stars [stars appearing in Midnight Matinee at the London Palladium]
7
Keith Goodwin Keith Goodwin Interviews the Truly Fabulous Lena Horne 8
A.G. Songs Unite Gangs [review of new musical The Crooked Mile] 8
n/a Who’s Where [who’s appearing at what places for the upcoming week] 8
Tony Keniston ‘Mona Lisa’ Revives London Memories of Conway Twitty 9
n/a From You to Us [letters written to NME] 9
Nat Hentoff American Airmail [news about American artists] 9
David Sampson Johnny Cash Brings a Load of Talent to Britain 10
n/a The Best of Luck to the Chris Barber Band on their Second U.S. Tour 10
Derek Johnson Invites You to Meet the Browns 10
  Rebecca Hendel, 2008  
     
Number 663 25 September 1959  
(cover page) Here, Without Question, Is the Most Sensational Sound-Track Recording Ever Made – Porgy & Bess 1
Keith Goodwin Bobby Darin Leads Two Lives- And Both Are Wonderful! 3
Maurice Kinn Lena Horne’s Triumph 3
Keith Goodwin Too Many Cooks from Newport 3
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Sleepwalkers: “Sleep Walk” / “Golden Mile” (Pye)
Little Tony: “I Can’t Help It” / “Arrivederci Baby” (Decca)
Michael Cox: “Boy Meets Girls” / “Teenage Love” (Decca)
Robert Earl: “The Test of Time” / “The Key” (Phillips)
Ella Fitzgerald: “But Not for Me” / “You Make Me Feel So Young” (HMV)
Vince Eager: “Makin Love” / “Primrose Lane”
John Barry 7: “Twelfth Street Rag” / “Christella” (Parlophone)
Tommy Sands: “I’ll Be Seeing You” / “That’s the Way I Am” (Capitol)
Dion and The Belmonts: “Every Little Thing I Do” / “A Lover’s Prayer” (Pye)
4
Allen Evans LP review
Various Artists: Porgy and Bess Original Sound Track (Phillips)
Various Artists: Golden Hits (Phillips)
Marty Wilde: Wilde about Mary (Phillips)
Connie Francis: The Exciting Connie Francis (MGM)
Various Artists: My Fair Lady / King and I (Ace Of Clubs)
4
N.A. N.M.E. Music Charts: Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. “Only Sixteen,” Craig Douglas (Top Rank)
2. “Living Doll,” Cliff Richard (Columbia) 
3. “Here Comes Summer,” Jerry Keller (London)
4. “Lonely Boy,” Paul Anka (Columbia)
5. “Mona Lisa,” Conway Twitty (MGM)
5
N.A. N.M.E. Music Charts: Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. “Only Sixteen” (Ardmore & Beechwood)
2. “China Tea” (Mills)
3. “Living Doll” (Peter Maurice)
4. “Heart of a Man” (David Toff)
5. “Roulette” (Mills)
5
N.A. N.M.E. Music Charts: Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. “Sleep Walk,” Santo and Johnny
2. “The Three Bells,” The Browns
3. “I’m Gonna Get Married,” Lloyd Price
4. “‘Til I Kissed You,” Everly Brothers
5. “Sea of Love,” Phil Phillips
5
N.A. Cliff Richard Signed for Pantomime Debut
Kay Starr Wants to Make Album Here
Music Shows on BBC-TV Before Election Results
The Sudden Death of Lady Ulick Brownie
Benny Lee Quits Publisher Post
Al Saxon-deejay
Marion Ryan- Operation
Desmond Lane on Top Rank
McGrady Resigns From Top Rank
Cast Named For BBC-TV Pop Show [Flying Standards]
Dorothy Squires Back in London
‘Saturday Club’: more stars ‘live’ [BBC Program]
Teen Fare On Radio [BBC series 17-20 Club]
Ruby Murray Hurries Home
Bert Weedon’s Variety Bow
Brent: ‘Robin Hood’ [Tony Brent In Robin Hood]
Sammy Davis in May; Tony Martin sought [London Pigalle Restaurant]
Gary Miller Tour Dates Are Set
Humph Back: Concert Tour
6
N.A. NME Poll Wins Likely for Presley, Connie Francis, Everlys, Heath, Pete Murray, Richard, Conway
Dr. Crock in Glasgow
6-7
N.A. Frankie Vaughan Como Show Guest in November
Mudlarks With Seacombe
Eddie Fisher offers London Secretary New York Job
‘Cool For Cats’ On Mondays [TV]
Lena Horne Will Telerecord Show
Steele, Whitfield visits to Australia Confirmed
Dennis to Tour [Jackie Dennis]
Jazz Jamboree: Top 13 Bands
Mike Holliday In Variety
Avons plus one wax titles
Extra Ory Date
Adam Faith Plays TV Gang Leader
Russ Conway to Star in Palladium revue
‘Music Shop’ ‘Customers’ [ATV Series]
Chris Barber tapes ‘Marine’ music
7
N.A. Sarah’s Solo Chart Debut Is Sudden [Sara Vaughan 8
Nat Hentoff Critics Back Eddie Fisher against British TV methods 8
Keith Goodwin Wonderful Weavers Woo and Win 8
N.A. A Tribute to Cliff Richard honouring His First Year of Disc Hits 9
Keith Fordyce Why Richard Discs Are all Hits 9
Derek Johnson Cliff’s Next Single and LP 10
N.A. On the “Expresso Bongo” Film Set 10
Norrie Paramor He Rocked Oxford Circus! [Cliff’s Recording Manager writes about him] 11
N.A. What Other Stars Say about Cliff 12
Cliff Richard My Top Ten [Songs] 12
Cliff Richard Ambitions 12
Cliff Richard Favourite Singers 12
Keith Goodwin Seeing Stars [with Maurice Clark about America ] 13
Derek Johnson The Everly Brothers and Showbiz 14
N.A. Sid Robin Keeps Others Singing- His Songs! 14
Paul Anka How I Got Started 14
N.A. Welcome, Kay Starr 14
N.A. Stars Cheered Lena Horne 16
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces- Thousands Wrote for Boone’s Autograph 16
  Lucy Hochman, 2008  
 

 
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