New Musical Express | November 1959

Number 669 6 November 1959  
Griffiths, Ifor Johnny and the Hurricanes Find Old Songs Really Rock! 2
Norvo, Red Working with Sinatra 2
Sampson, David Market Musical 2
Johnson, Derek Hit Parade Newcomer Is Yugoslav Como! 2
n/a We Welcome the ‘Here Comes Summer’ Star to Great Britain [NMExclusive: Jerry Keller answers your questions] 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles
Johnny Mathis: “The Best of Everything” / “Cherie” [Fontana]
Marino Marini: “Guarda Che Luna” / “Sarra’ Chi’ Sa’” [Durium]
Donna Douglas: “Six Boys and Seven Girls” / “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”
Kestrels: “In the Chapel in the Moonlight” / “There Comes A Time” [Pye]
Max Bygraves: “Jingle Bell Rock” / “Who Made the Morning” [Decca]
Donald Peers: “Roses from Venice” / “If There Are Stars in My Eyes” [Columbia]
Tommy Edwards: “New in the Ways of Love” / “Honestly and Truly” [MGM]
Tommy Steele: “Little White Bull” / “Singing Time” [Decca]
Petula Clark: “Dear Daddy” / “Through the Livelong Day” [Pye]
Russ Conway: “Snow Coach”/ “Time to Celebrate” [Columbia]
The Islanders: “The Enchanted Sea” / “Pollyanna” [Top Rank]
Domenico Modugno: “Sole, Sole, Sole” / “Notte, Lunga Notte” [Oriole]
Anne Shelton: “The Village of St. Bernadette” / “You’re Not Living in Vain” [Philips]
Knightsbridge Strings: “Cow Cow Boogie” / “Wheel of Fortune” [Top Rank]
Cyril Stapleton: “Third Man Theme” / “North West Frontier” [Decca]
4
Evans, Allen LPs
Cliff Richard, Cliff Sings [Columbia]
Fred Waring, Do You Remember? [Capitol]
Tennessee Ernie, Gather ‘Round [Capitol]
Fabian, Hold That Tiger [HMV]
Frank Sinatra, No One Cares [Capitol]
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
2.  “Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darin (London)
3.  “Sea of Love,” Marty Wilde (Philips)
4.  “Red River Rock,” Johnny and The Hurricanes (London)
5.  “’Til I Kissed You,” Everly Brothers (London)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Mack the Knife” (Arcadia)
2.  “China Tea” (Mills)
3.  “One More Sunrise” (Dominion)
4.  “Only Sixteen” (Ardmore & Beechwood)
5.  “Living Doll” (Feter Maurice)
5
N`/a New Orleans Critics Laud Barber Band
Colossal demand for ‘Cliff Richard Album’
Frankie Vaughan: Thrilling Hollywood Film
Steele ‘Toreador’ in Next TV Show
From Pye to Rank
Three Lena Horne Shows Next Month
Brighter Brighton
Mike for Granadas
Alma Cogan Is Co-star of Rock and Skiffle Kings
Joan Regan Goes to Pye
6
n/a Millions See Cliff Richard Get His First Gold Disc
Mudlarks, Drake 3rd Summer Show
Platters TV, Tour Here in January
Sarah Vaughan, Mark Murphy British Dates Set
Extra ‘208’ Hour for Ranks
Everlys Planning Tour Here Early 1960!
French, American singers
7
Evans, Allen LPs
Dinah Shore, Dinah, Yes Indeed! [Capitol]
Tommy Edwards, There Lived a Fool [MGM]
Sing It Again [Columbia]
Big Ben’s Minstrel Show [Columbia]
The Mighty Accordion Band, They Said It Could’nt Be Done [Capitol]
Mitch Miller and the Gang, Christmas Sing-Along with Mitch [Philips]
Norman Luboff, Broadway [Philips]
Victor Silvester and His Silver Strings, Cole Porter [Columbia]
John Philip Sousa, The Pride of the ’48 Band [Pye Golden Guinen]
Ray Conniff, Hollywood in Rhythm [Philips]
8
n/a Dimitri Tiomkin, Veteran Hollywood Composer-Conductor, says: ‘My themes have become hits by accident’ 8
Sampson, David Which ‘Mr. Blue’ Suits You? 8
Johnson, Derek Donald Peers Seeks to Reclaim His Disc Fame 8
Johnson, Derek Paul Anka: The World’s Richest Teenager 8
n/a Cliff Richard has four famous Shadows 8
  Morgan Levey, 2008  
     
Number 670 13 November 1959  
Cover   1
Derek Johnson Song writers who became disc names 2
NA Theatres that bring you the stars 2
David Sampson Question Time with Emile Ford 3
Tony Keniston ‘Scientist’ Dennis Lotis to rescue 3
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Jerry Keller, “If I Had a Girl” / “Lovable” (London)
Charlie Gracie, “Because I Love You SO” / “Oh-Well-A” (Coral)
Lorie Mann, “So Many Ways” / “I Wonder” (Top Rank)
The Mudlarks, “True Love True Love” / “Tennessee” (Columbia)
Mantovani, “It Was Love” / “The Best of Everything” (Decca)
Clinton Ford, “Red Indian Christmas Carol” / “Silver Threads among the Gold (Oriole)
Valerie Masters, “If There Are Stars in My Eyes”  /“Squeeze Me”(Fontana)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
2.  “Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darin (London)
3.  “Red River Rock,” Johnny and the Hurricanes (London)
4.  “What Do You Want to Make those Eyes at Me for?” Emile Ford (Pye)
5.  “Sea of Love,” Marty Wilde (Philips)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Mack the Knife” (Arradia)
2.  “Travellin’ Light” (Kahth)
3.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
4.  “One More Sunrise” (Dominion)
5.  “High Hopes” (Barton)
5
NA Galaxy of Stars lined up for Christmas specials 6
Nat Hentoff Vaughan and Como, Hit U.S. TV Double Act! 6
NA Heath may take first British band to Vegas 6
Derek Johnson …And Perry’s magic charm is back on BBC-TV 6
NA Thrilling Album to Be Waxed at NME Poll Winners’ Concert
Eddie Fisher Launches Own Record Company
Frankie Vaughn Atlantic Round-Trip for Palladium TV this Sunday
7
Ifor Griffiths Meet ‘Teen Beat’ Sandy Nelson 8
Derek Johnson Avon Girls Got a Boy! 8
NA Cliff Richard Is Surprised by U.S. Visitors 9
David Sampson Coasters Start Epidemic 9
Derek Johnson Freddie Cannon Is Looking for a Girl 10
Allen Evans LPs
Gene Vincent
Diahann Carrot
Brook Benton
Percy Faith
Cyril Stapleton
10
The Alley Cat British Albums invade America 12
  David Phelps, 2008  
     
Number 671 20 November 1959  
(cover page) Joan Regan Wishes All Her Friends Happy Anniversary.  Her First Pye Record 1
Frankie Vaughan The Beverly Sisters - Gracie Fields - Anne Shelton 2-3
Derek Johnson We’re Loaded With New Songs For Elvis, Says RCA Executive 2
N.A. Close-Up on Jerry Lewis 3
N.A. LP Reviews Hylda Baker Makin’ Love, Winifred Atwell Piano Party, Nelson Riddle The Markham Theme May Britt The Blue Angel, Don Costa’s Orchestra I Walk The Line 3
Keith Fordyce Singles Review
Peter Sellers “My Old Dutch” and Lonnie Donegan “Puttin’ on the Smile” (Parlophone),
The Crickets “When You Ask About Love” / “Deborah” (Coral),
Jerry Lee Lewis “I Could Never Be Ashamed of You” / “Little Queenie” (London),
Arnold Stang “Where Ya Callin’ from Charlie?” / “Ivy Will Cling” (Fontana),
King Sisters “Over the River and through the Woods” / “Holiday of Love” (Capitol),
Johnny Nash “Imagination” / “Take a Giant Step” (HMV),
Wally Stott “Christmas Sleigh Bells” / “The Christmas Waltz” (PYE)
3
Allen Evans Connie Francis Has LP and Single Hits 4
N.A. Lloyd Price Latest Is Big-Big Music! 4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
2.  “Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darin (London)
3.  “What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me for?,” Emile Ford (Pye)
4.  “Red River Rock,” Johnny and the Hurricanes (London)
5.  “’Til I Kissed You,” Everly Brothers (London)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
2.  “Travellin’ Light” (Kalith)
3.  “Mack the Knife” (Arcadia)
4.  “One More Sunrise” (Dominion)
5.  “Snow Coach” (Feldman) [tied with “One More Sunrise” for 4th]
5
N.A. Cliff Richard to Tour America With Top U.S. Stars (Shadows also making trip)
Guy Mitchell’s Broken Bones May Bring Him to Britain
British Girl to Give Como, Ricky Nelson NME Awards [fan presents Nelson with award]
BBC Plug Records! [BBC incorporates records into programs for first time]
Frankie Vaughan Waves in U.S. [new record to be released 1 January]
‘Boy Meet Girls’ to Get New Look Soon
Conway, Mudlarks in ‘Melody Dances’ [Russ Conway and The Mudlarks guest appear on “The Melody Dances”
Signs Contract [Norrie Paramor signs Toni Eden a record contract]
‘Minstrels’ on Stage [“Black and White Minstrel Show” goes on tour as a stage production
Debbie for TV [Debbie Reynolds subject of AR-TV show]
Max Bygraves Producer and Star of Next Film
Winifred Atwell Postpones Tour
Shirley Bassey’s Northern Tour
Macbeth Turns Pro [David Macbeth makes NME charts]
6
N.A. Everlys, Connie Francis Tour Schedules Almost Complete
Doris Day Plans Three-Month Stay in Britain Next Year
More ‘Song Parade’ For Granadiers [The Granadiers continue TV series “Song Parade”]
Sarah Vaughan’s 1960 Dates Here [Vaughan’s venues announced]
South Africa Seeks Dickie Valentine
Anne Shelton: Speech-Maker [Shelton speech broadcasted with BBC-TV
Donald Peers in ‘Music Shop’
Palais Celebrated 25th Birthday [Hammersmith Palais ballroom celebrates its 25th year]
EMI Organisation Changes Planned [rumors of Arthur Muxlow joining the Board]
Perry Como Film Part [motion picture, “Great St. Bernard”
Own TV Show for Sheila Buxton
Blackpool Season for Calvert [Eddie Calvert signed for new show]
7
Allen Evans Country-and-Western Influence Peps Up the Hit Parade! 8
Various Readers From Your to Us [letters from the readers] 8
Derek Johnson The World Enjoys Sharing Perry Como on TV 9
Nat Hentoff Bobby Darin Rejects Offer [Darin rejects NBC offer of replacing Dinah Shore] 9
Nat Hentoff Sinatra Calls Off N.Y. Date [Frank Sinatra cancels Christmas show at NY’s Copacabana] 9
Derek Johnson Fan-Love and Marriage Do Mix for Marty Wilde 10
N.A. Elvis Secret [echo chamber gave early Elvis Presley songs a “jangling” sound] 10
N.A. Return of MJQ [MJQ arranges jazz version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” 10
Bruce Charlton Hectic Life Keeps Adam Faith Happy! 10
The Alley Cat Christmas Record Competition Hots Up 12
Eric Sykes Tommy Goes Back to ‘Sea’ [Tommy Steele is photographed for his “Saturday Spectacular” show] 12
Allen Evans Cliff’s Prize Pop Package [performance at the Kilburn State] 12
  Carolyn Raider, 2008  
     
Number 672 27 November 1959  
n.a. Widely Successful Year for Marty! 1
Keith Goodwin Sarah Vaughan’s Solo Hit Ends Favourite Stage Joke 2
Francis Cross Cliff Richard Scores with 3 Songs in ‘Bongo’ 2
Allen Evans EP’s Reviewed:
Tommy Steele, “Tommy the Toreador”
Ronnie Hilton
Lawrence Welk Choir
2
n.a. Paris with Paul Anka [Paul Anka is popular in Paris, France ] 3
n.a. ‘Marina,’ Song of Week, Is Well Covered [Marino Marini Quartet]
Joan Regan Could Have a Lasting Seller [“So Close to My Heart”]
4
Keith Fordyce Singles Reviewed: Marty Wilde’s ‘Bad Boy’ Is Good!
Marty Wilde, “It’s Been Nice” / “Bad Boy” (Philips)
Tony Osborne, “While Paris Sleeps” / “Winter Starlight” (HMV)
Marino Marini Quartet, “Marina” (Durium)
Ronnie Carrol, “I Must Have Done Something Wonderful” / “Somewhere Someone” (Philips)
Willy Alberti, “Marina” / “Cera Sella” (Decca)
Big Ben Banjo, “Marina” / “All Aboard” (Columbia)
Al Saxon, “Marina” / “Me without You” (Fontana)
Sheila Buxton, “Shakedown” / “All I Do Is Dream of You” (Top Rank)
Michael Holiday, “Starry Eyed” (Columbia)
4
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Travellin’ Light,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
2.  “What Do You Want to Make Those Eyes at Me for?,” Emile Ford (Pye)
3.  “Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darin (London)
4.  “Red River Rock,” Johnny and the Hurricanes (London)
5.  “‘Til I Kissed You,” Everly Brothers (London)
5
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Little Donkey” (Chappell)
2.  “Travellin’ Light” (Kalith)
3.  “Mack the Knife” (Arcadia)
4.  “One More Sunrise” (Dominion)
5.  “Snow Coach” (Feldman)
5
n.a. Parliament Refuses to Stop TV and Radio Disc Shows
Parlophone signing [Richard Allen]
Cliff Richard EP Out Soon
Donegan at Peak TV Hour
Stars Return here for Television
Loss at Palais Now Official
London Date for Gene Vincent
6
n.a. Marty Wilde re-signs with Philips label 6-7
n.a. Steele Leads Soccer Skit: Bassey, Atwell Guesting
Pop Stars in Big 1960 Radio Plans [Bob Miller and the Miller Band]
Ted Heath resident on TV ‘Bandstand’
Shadows get a manager [Ian Samwell]
Ella Fitzgerald’s ‘Big’ Film Role [co-starring in “Let No Man Write My Epitaph” (Columbia Pictures)]
The Browns in Brighton Show
Peye Murray for ‘Jury’ Again
Frankie Vaughan  Flies Home Again
Preager Opening Night on BBC-TV
Return of Little Tony
Mackintosh Band on Holiday TV
Famous Comedian in Steele Film [Ian Carmichael in “Touch It Like]
7
Derek Johnson Peter Sellers Rambles On- and a Comedy Album Takes Shape 8
Bruce Charlton Carol Carr Says Dee-Jaying Is Easy 8
Allen Evans LP’s Reviewed:
Edmundo Ros
The Goons
8
Ifor Griffiths Paul Evans and the Curls Originated ‘Seven Little Girls’ Hit 9
Dennis George Joe Loss Has Made Discs for 25 Years 9
Derek Johnson A Big Welcome to the Browns 10
Don Wedge Pat Boone Had All the Answers! 10
Alley Cat Ford Speeds Toward! [Ernie Ford climbs up charts] 12
Keith Goodwin Sad, Untimely Passive of ‘Jiver’ Hutchison 12
n.a. How Marty Met Joyce! [Marty Wilde marries Joyce Baker] 12
  Aaron Sheer, 2008  
 
 
  grtedit, 16-Apr-2008