New Musical Express | April 1960

No. 690 1 April 1960  
Mackender, Raymond A Visit to Cliff Richard’s New Home! 2
Twitty, Pat What Happened When…Elvis Started Waxing Again 3
Johnson, Derek Reviews: Presley’s Disc 3
n.a. Chart Newcomer Jim Reeves Helped Elvis 3
n.a. Who’s Where [Concert list for the week] 3
Fordyce, Keith Pops: Bobby Darin Has Fun with ‘Clementine’ [Michael Holliday, Chas McDevitt/Shirley Douglas, Alma Cogan, Sam Cooke, Joan Regan, Kenny Day, Jimmy Lloyd, Al Saxon] 4
n.a. Four Lads, Dickie Valentine Lead Race for ‘Corner’ 4
Evans, Allen LP’s: Kingston Trio 4
NME Music Charts: 5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain,
1. "My Old Man’s A Dustman," Lonnie Donegan
2. "Fings Ain't Wot they Used to Be," Max Bygraves
3. "Running Bear," Johnny Preston
4. "Fall in Love with You," Cliff Richard
5. "Summer Place," Percy Faith
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain,
1. "Delaware" (Leeds)
2. "Looking High, High, High" (Robbins)
3. "Why" (Delmar)
4. "Running Bear" (Southern)
5. "Fings Ain't Wot They Used t'be" (Peter Maurice)
n.a. Jack Scott Probable to Open in Mid-April Here/ Johnny, Hurricanes in June with The Crests, Santo and Johnny
Overnight Stardom for French Singer [Jacqueline Boyer]
EMI Make Music Appointment [Joseph E. Zers, International Manager]
Doris Day, Frankie Avalon in Forthcoming Films
New TV Beat Show Trial
Low-priced LP’s by Top Rank
Dallas Boys with Lonnie [Donegan]
Preston [Johnny] – Twitty [Conway] Show for Eire
Russ Conway Guests on New Payne [Jack] TV Show
Four by Ted [Heath]
ATV Attractions: Shirley Bassey Is Newley’s Guest [The Anthony Newley Show]
n.a. Everlys with Alma Twice [Everly Brothers Alma Cogan]
Gene Vincent Collapse Gives New Boy Break [Peter Wynne]
New Label ‘First’ [Beverly sisters, new Columbia contract]
First ‘Spectacular’ Set for Adam Faith
n.a. Two More Films Set, Summer Radio Series for Cliff Richard
Extra Dates in London for Basie [Count Basie Band]
Duane Eddy’s Speedy Recall to Liverpool
‘Local’ Tour for Winnie Atwell
Cherry Wainer in Wilde [Marty] Revue
BBC Switch Como to Sunday Night
‘Club’ Features Presley Songs
Anne’s [Anne Shelton] Drama Debut
Gary Miller at Margate
Frankie Vaughan Flies 6,000 Miles to Sing at Party
Spring Extension of Radio Disc-Shows
Gospel Singer Rosetta Back [Rosetta Tharpe]
Johnson, Derek An Extremely Frank Question-Time with Bobby Darin
Second Thoughts on the Darin Show
Goodwin, Keith Jazz Records 8
Hentoff, Nat Nat Hentoff’s American Airmail: Paul Anka as Film Pop Star, Big Shows from Florida 9
n.a. In April ‘Hit Parade’ – Elvis Reveals His Plans 9
n.a. ‘Flower Drum Song’ Is Luxury Product 9
A.G. Yamaha Is Right 9
n.a. From You to Us 9
Goodwin, Keith A Big Welcome to – The Everly Brothers 10
n.a. Steve Lawrence Wins in the End 10
Wedge, Don Cliff and Tony Meet the Duke [Cliff Richard, Anthony Newley] 10
Aaron Neigher, 21 February 2004
No. 691 8 April 1960  
Goodwin, Keith Many Happy Returns to ‘Song Parade’ [Grenadiers, Grenada Television] 2
n.a. Who’s Where
Scott, Jack This Week’s Top Rank Ten:
1. Jack Scott: ‘What in The World’s Come Over You’
2. Bert Weedon: ‘Big Beat Boogie’
3. David Hughes: ‘Mi Amor’
4. Freddy Cannon: ‘California Here I come’
5. Craig Douglas: ‘Pretty Blue Eyes’
n.a. New Releases: Miss Toni Fisher, Georgie Auld, The Teen Beats, Billy Mure, Preston Epps
Johnson, Derek Duane Eddy Answers the Questions that Interest You 3
Evans, Allen LPs/Eps 4
Fordyce, Keith Singles Forecasts: New Hits Soon for Craig Douglas & Adam Faith (f/ Roy Young, Tony Bennett, Conway Twitty, Flee-Rekkers, Dorsi Day, Toni Fisher, Gordon Jenkins)
n.a. NME Music Charts: 5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1. Lonnie Donegan: ‘My Old Man’s a Dustman’
2. Cliff Richard: ‘Fall in Love With You’
3. Elvis Presley: ‘Stuck on You’
4. Jimmy Jones: ‘Handy Man’
5. Max Bygraves: ‘Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be’
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. ‘Looking High High High’ (Robbins)
2. ‘Delaware’ (Leeds)
3. ‘My Old Man’s a Dustman’ (Cromwell)
4. ‘Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be’ (Peter Maurice)
5. ‘A Summer Place’ (Blossom)
Kinn, Maurice Frankie Vaughan Shines Alongside Sammy Davis & Ella Fitzgerald 6
n.a. Tommy Steele, Mudlarks, Edna Savage, David Jacobs
Plans Hit by Sickness
Names in the News
Our Disc Critic “Wham!”Compere
Vera Lynn’s Saturday Series Starts in May
Dave King’s Next Film
Jack Scott LP in ‘Buy’ Range
New Dankworth (Johnny) Venture
Russ Conway Series ends
Songwriter Tunrs Singer Next Week (Johnny Worth)
Decca Drop Label
n.a. Johnny Preston on ‘Jury’ This Month
Marty Wilde Waxes in U.S.Before Trip Home
King Bros. Airing
Jeannie’s (Carson) Debut
Francis (Connie) Set For Visit Here Next Month
n.a. If Strike Is Still On, Frankie’s (Frankie Vaughn) Off
O’Connor’s (Des  O’Connor) Break
Niterie Revue on Television
Johnson (Bryan) On Ice
Howard Keel to Telerecord
Donegan’s (Lonnie) ‘Dustman’ Hopes to Clean
Up in America
First ‘Cool’ Guest
Emile Ford for Finsbury Park
Sammy Davis Will Record Two Albums in London
Perry (Como) & Bing (Crosby) Sing TV Duets Together
Gray, Andy The Everly Brothers Are Great Performers 8
Hellicar, Mike Liberace’s Two Pianos in Palladium Revue
Wynn, James Meet the Viscounts [Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Earl Grant]
Goodwin, Keith Jazz Records
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail: Will Elvis Own String of Hotels? 9
. Anka (Paul) Disagrees
n.a. From You to Us
Johnson, Derek The Hush-Hush Entertainer [Johnny Preston, American success]
n.a. The Stars Speak (f/Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis)
McPhatter, Clyde Clye McPhatter Writes About Cliff (Richards) & Lonnie (Donegan) 10
n.a. The Count (Count Basie Band) is the Greatest
n.a. Newcomer to the Charts: Brena Lee Has a Big, Big Voice for a Little Girl
Classifieds 11
Goodwin, Keith Gospel Singer (Sister Rosetta Tharpe) Inspires 12
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces: Presley Easier to Know
Aaron Neigher, March 2004
No. 692 15 April 1960  
Cover Adam Faith: Someone Else's Baby & Big Time 1
Top Rank This Week's Top Rank Ten
Jack Scott: What in the World's Come Over You
Bert Weeden: Big Beat Boogie
Freddy Cannon: California Here I come
Craig Douglas: Pretty Blue Eyes
Al Martino: Summertime
The Fleetwoods: Outside My Window/Magic Star
Vince Eager: Lonely Blue Boy
Garry Mills: Footsteps
Janet Richmond: You Got What Takes
West Texas Marching Band: The Drums of Richard A. Doo
Advertising New Releases
Craig Douglas: Heart of a Teenage Girl
Johnny Yukon: Made to Be Loved
Tommy Hawke: Good Gravy
The Brooks Brothers: Now Will It End
Norah Brockstedt: Big Boy
Keith Goodwin 20 Year Old to Watch This Year: Rod Lauren 2
Mike Hellicar The Everly Brothers while Alama Presents Them with Their Awards 2
Derek Johnson Perry Como Was Bullied into Fame 3
n.a. Four Lads “Standin’ on the Corner.” The Original Version 1 Million Sold in America 3
n.a. LPs Corner: Album of the Week Broadway Show Stopper by the Playmates (Columbia) 4
Keith Fordyce Tells about Possible New Hits by Everlys, Johnny Preston, Lance Fortune
Johnny Preston: " Running Bear" (Mercury)
Andy Williams: "Wake Me when It's Over" (London)
Lance Fortune: "Be Mine" (Pye)
Bobby Bland: "Let the Little Girl Dance" (London)
Dallas Boys: "Boston Tea Party" (Columbia)
Beverley Sisters: "Green Fields" (Columbia)
Norah Brockstedt: "Big Boy" (Top Rank)
Georgia Gibbs: "The Stroll that Stole My Heart" (London)
John Barry: "Beat for Beatniks" (Columbia)
Ella Fitzgerald: "Mack the Knife" (HMV)
Keith Fordyce Potted Pops: Ernie Fields, Winfred Atwell, Early Grant, Jimmy Young  
NME Top Thirty
1.  “My Old Man’s a Dustman,” Lonnie Donegan (Pye) 
2.  “Stuck on You,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
3.  “Fall in Love with You,” Cliff Richard   (Columbia)
4.  “Handy Man,” Jimmy Jones (MGM)
5.  “Do You Mind,” Anthony Newly (Decca)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Looking High High High” (Robbins)
2.  “My Old Man's a Dustman” (Cromwell)
3.  “Delaware” (Leeds)
4.  “Fings Ain't Wot They Used T' Be” (Peter Maurice)
5.  “A Summer Place” (Blossom)
n.a. Make a Date With Your Favorite Stars At NME Record Stand
Joe Henderson Considers Opening New York Office
Frankie Vaughan Two More Offers
(Big) Beat Goes Down Big in Final Light Show
Freddy Cannon’s Strong Support
Presley’s Dad to Re-Marry
TV Song Show
Mudlarks Wanted in Las Vegas
Globe Trotting Petula-Clark
French Singer in Palladium [Colette Renaud]
Billy Fury Heads Yarmouth Show
Fabian Co-Stars with Bing Crosby
‘Parade of the Pops’ Quick Radio Return
Dean Martin Film
Bryan Johnson’s Top-of-Bill Debut at Clacton
n.a. Elvis Presley Starts Next Week
Conway, Castle on the ‘Jury’
Adam Faith Film to be Premiered in June
n.a. Rush for Como’s Easter Show by BBC Television
Connie Francis Arrival Date Confirmed
New Radio Series for Russ Conway
Acker, Bilk for Ireland Again
Kayes’ (Kaye Sisters) TV Return
Backroom Boys in ‘Cool Show’
Six Americans in Jazz Club Line-Up
Audience Will be ‘Wham!’ Background
Dave King’s Second U.S. TV Series: Bobby Rydell’s British
Debut Planned
Cliff Richard is Manager of New Disc Rocker
Marty Wilde Waxed Ten U.S. Tracks
45 Stars in SOS ‘Sunday Palladium’
Disc Awards for Connie Francis, Elvis Presley
Keith Goodwin Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran Rave about the Same Girl 8
n.a. Josh White Puts Vice-Grips on His Audience 8
Allen Evans EPs: Country and Western, Exotic, Folk Songs 8
n.a. From You to Us Comes Galloping to the Rescue of Elvis Presley 8
Keith Goodwin Joan Regan’s Zipper Broke During Dance with Mike Wilding 9
Nat Hentoff American Airmail
Pat Boone Finds Paris Dear
Elvis: Judo Lessons
Mike Hellicar Bobby Darin Ends First Visit in Fine Style 10
Gordon Sampson Basie Opens in the North 10
Lo Holly An Easter Surprise… for You: Buddy Holly’s Mother Writes About Her Son 10
n.a. Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
Andy Gray Contrast in Styles [ Johnny Preston and Liberace} 12
  Ryan Beer, October 2009  
No. 692 22 April 1960  
cover Wham!; Lyn Cornell Like Love Decca 1
cover Marty Wilde, Perry Como 1
ads Featuring Heart of a Teenage Girl, Craig Douglas and Footsteps, Gary Mills 2
Hellicar, Mike Boom, Bam, Here Comes Wham! [success of ABC’s teenage program attracts attention] 3
Hentoff, Nat Nat Hentoff’s American Airmail; Darin Says No Because of Davis [Darin refuses TV offer to not offend friends, Sammy Davis] 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review: Frankie Laine, Julie Andrews Sing French Songs
Julie Andrews: “Lazy and Afternoon”
Frankie Laine: “Et Voila” / “St. James Infirmary” (Philips)
Joe Carr: “Maid in France” / “Tin Pan Rag” (Warner Bros.)
Marty Bobbins: “Big Iron” (Fontana)
Kalin Twins: “Chicken Thief” / “Loneliness” (Brunswick)
Frank D’Rone: “Joey Joey Joey” / “The House and the Old Wisteria Tree”  
Santo and Johnny: “Caravan,” “Sleepwalk,” “Summertime” (Parlophone)
Robert Earl: “A Place in the Sun” / “A Strange and Wonderful Feeling” (Philips)
Lorna Henderson: “Steady Eddie” / “Lollipops to Lipstick”
Eric Delaney: “Bass Drum Boogie” / “Let’s Get Organised”
Johnny Angel: “Chinese Butterfly” / “My Very Good Friend the Milkman” (Parlophone)
Dick Jordan: “Little Christine” / “I Love You Forever” (Oriole)
Evans, Allen LP Reviews
Original Broadway Cast: Most Happy Fella (Phillips)
Glenn Miller: Never before Released of Original Performances (RCA)
The Fleetwoods: Mr. Blue (Top Rank Buy)
Hank Williams: The Lonesome Sound of Hank Williams(MGM)
Johnny and the Hurricanes: Johnny and the Hurricanes (London)
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Do You Mind,” Anthony Newley (Decca)
2.  “Stuck on You,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
3.  “My Old Man’s Dustman,” Lonnie Donegan (Pye)
4.  “Fall in Love with You,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
5.  “Handy Man,” Jimmy Jones (MGM)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “My Old Man’s a Dustman” (Cromwell)
2.  “Looking High High High” (Robbins)
3.  “Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be” (Peter Maurice)
4.  “Summer Place” (Blossom)
5.  “Delaware” (Leeds)
NME Robert Horton to Spend May Here
Desperate Bid to Save Finsbury Park Empire [plan to close park and it’s theatre]
Top British and American Stars in Big ATV Plans; Dave King, Russ Conway, Jane Morgan, Les Paul, Mary Ford, Macraes named
Cliff Richard Causes Fan-tastic Scene [fans flock to Blackpool’s Opera House]
Two Vernon Girls Become ‘Twins’ [new members to appear on ABC’s “Wham!”]
Bobby Rydell Set for Cliff Richard TV Show
Lance Fortune to Co-star with Gene Vincent
Tooth Trouble Limits Donegan Variety Dates
Newcomers on ‘Saturday Club’ for Three Weeks [Johnny Angel and The King Brothers to appear on show]
NME Presley Album Revives Lee and Ray Hits
Nat Hentoff, Nat Cole Tipped for Royal Variety Show
Connie Stevens a Wham! Star [US star goes to Britain to appear on show]
New Attempts to Bring Fats Domino Here [try to bring American beat band to Britain]
Russ Conway Is Regan Guest [makes BBC-TV appearance]
Lionel Bart Has American Plans [Bart decides to do 3 months per year in New York]
Everlys Going Home Sooner: No Sunday TV[rejected appearance on ATV’s Sunday Night show]
Alan Freeman returns to Luxembourg
Goodwin, Keith ‘Most Happening Fella’ Is Most Happy Listening [Loesser’s musical, “The Most Happy Fella’” is a great success] 8
Carlton, John Shirley Bassey in Coventry Show [Coventry Theatre with musical, “Spring Show”] 8
Goodwin, Keith The Cruel Tragedy of Eddie Cochran [tributes from all at death of American rock star in car accident] 9
n.a. Marty Wilde Writes How…[successful visit to Hollywood for Wilde and wife, Joyce] 10
Johnson, Derek "I’m Not Relaxed—I’m Tired!" Admits Perry Como [TV entertainer finally makes it to Britain to film ‘Music Hall’ presentation] 10
n.a. AFN Highlights 11
n.a. Radio Luxembourg 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
Johnson, Derek Never Before Has Such Controversy Raged—Furious or Fascinated?; The Fans were Divided After Seeing the Darin-Eddy Package [on the pop tour opinions differ on the superior artist] 12
  Hannah Bock, October 2009  
No. 694 29 April 1960  
Cover Two Smash Hits! “I Was a Fool” and “The Fight” 1
Goodwin, Keith Keith Goodwin brings two top guitarists together for a friendly chat [Duane Eddy and Bert Weedon talk about guitars] 2
Hellicar, Mike Keith Kelly wrote hit in the tube [“Tease Me” written on train ride to Shepherds Bush] 2
Johnson, Derek Presley without Haley? [Is Elvis Presley an original artist?] 3
Fordyce, Keith Reviews the Singles
Marion Ryan: “Sixteen Reasons” (Columbia)
Connie Stevens: “Sixteen Reasons” (Warner Bros.)
Dickie Pride: “You’re Singing Our Love Song to Somebody Else” (Columbia)
Jerry Wallace: “You’re Singing Our Love Song to Somebody Else” (London)
Edna Savage: “All I Need” (Parlophone)
Jerry Keller: “Now Now Now” (London)
Dave Sampson: “Sweet Dreams: (Columbia)
Jaqueline Boyer: “Tom Pillibi” (Columbia)
Dean Martin: “Love Me My Love” (Capitol)
Malcolm Vaughn: “Lady of Spain” (HMV)
Fordyce, Keith Potted Pops:
“Follow that Girl” (HMV)
Evans, Allen LPs:
Perry Como: Como Swings (RCA)
Mantovani: Operetta Memories (Decca)
The Knightsbridge Strings: The Strings Sway (Buy-Top Rank)
The Mello Larks: The Melody Lingers On (Buy-Top Rank)
Woody Herman: Summer Sequence (Buy-Top Rank)
101 Strings: The Quiet Hours (Pye Golden Guinea)
Lawrence Welk: TV Western Theme Songs (Coral)
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1.  “Cathy’s Clown,” Everly Brothers (Warner Bros.)
2.  “Do You Mind,” Anthony Newly (Decca)
3.  “Someone Else’s Baby,” Adam Faith (Parlophone)
4.  “Handy Man,” Jimmy Jones (MGM)
5.  “Fall in Love with You,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “My Old Man’s a Dustman” (Cromwell)
2.  “Looking High High High” (Robbins)
3.  “Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be” (Peter Maurice)
4.  “Standing on the Corner” (Frank Music)
5.  “Fall in Love with You” (Kalith)
n.a. Queen to See More Pop Stars Than Ever Before [at 31st annual Royal Variety Performance at Victoria Palace Theatre]
Top Rank to Expand C-and-W Output [Rank records expanding]
Johnnie Ray can leave hospital [from lung infection, can leave hospital]
Lonnie squares it with his ‘Old Man’ [put in May issue of “Hit Parade”]
Jerry Keller Return: Gene Vincent co-star
Connie Stevens trip postponed
Special show by Sammy Davis
TV singer sings Fontana [Ray Coussins has been signed by Fontana]
n.a. Marino Marini back as Nat Cole guest [in an ATV telerecording]
Cherry Wainer Signs for Wilde, Bassey Shows [signed 29-week contract with Harold Fielding]
‘Hi Summer’ Returning [BBC-TV’s revue returns in July]
Belafonte in Autumn Domino Exchange? [schedules tour in Europe for autumn]
Presley Records ‘Gi Blues; Music
Joe Loss tour [touring British coastal towns]
Union rules may stop Hurricanes [will Johnny and the Hurricanes tour take place?]
Conway Twitty to be in Vera Lynn TV
Faith dates changed [Adam Faith’s variety dates have been rearranged]
n.a. Young Brenda Lee is an atom bombshell of leisure [15 year old “bundle of dynamite”] 8
Hentoff, Nat Teenage Mills Brothers [now have member of family’s third generation in group] 8
n.a. The King’s ‘Standing on the Corner’ keeps moving on! [hobby turns profitable] 9
n.a. Connie Returns—In Strange Circumstances [disappears from hit parade] 10
n.a. Freddy Cannon, Conway Twitty kept traveling [more and more young stars coming across the Atlantic] 10
Goodwin, Keith Keith Goodwin solves the Crickets mystery [members of band are revealed] 12
  Zoë Brecher, October 2009  
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