New Musical Express | December 1960

No. 725 2 December 1960  
John, Derek Welcome Back to the Fab Andrews Sisters Who Have British Star to Thank for Their Return [Frankie Vaughan] 2
Goodwin, Keith Jimmy Young Is a Happy Disc-Jockey 2
K.C. A Lot of Talent, but Too Little Time [Jazz at the Philharmonic] 2
Johson, Derek Why Have Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee Changed Their Minds about Marriage? 3
Vaughan, Frankie I’m a ‘Baddie’ in My Next Film [The Right Approach] 3
Evans, Allen Albums of the Week Reviewed [Bobby Darin, Brenda Lee, Max Bygrave & Ted Heath, Mario Lanza, Goon Show, Golden Hits Vol.2, Grace Fields] 4
Fordyce, Keith Singles [Lonnie Donegan, Andrews Sisters, Chimpmunks, Vera Lynn, Lana Sisiters, Edd Byrnes, Fats Domino,Roy Castle, Ricky Valance, John Barry, Shirley Bassey, Andy Williams, Alyn Worth & Orchestra, Bob Miller and the Millermen] 4
n.a. NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. Elvis Presley, “It’s Now or Never”
2. Drifters, “Save the Last Dance for Me”
3. Anthony Newley, “Strawberry Fair”
4. Petter Sellers & Sophia Loren, “Goodness Gracious Me”
5. Johnny & the Hurricanes, “Rocking Goose”
n.a. Best Selling Sheet Music
1. It’s Now or Never
2. Little Donkey
3. As Long as He Needs Me
4. Never on a Sunday
4. In My Little Corner of the World
6. My Heart Has  a Mind of Its Own 
n.a. Cliff Richards Buys Himself Out of Film Contract
Maurice Kinn Flies to Connie Francis’Manager: Scheck Has Heart Attack after Tragic News
Russ and Joan Throw Christmas Radio Party [Russ Conway, Joan Regan]
Duane Eddy and A-and-R Men Part Company
Shadows Now Music Producers
Brubeck Quartet to Tour Here
British Technical Advance to Bring U.S. Starts Here
Trad Jazz Comes to ‘Easy Beat’
Sing It Again Becomes a 12-Singer Feature
Ella, Oscar Here Next March [Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson]
Artists Named for AR-TV Song Contest
n.a. Emile Ford Teams Again with Robeson
Conway, Kayes Spring Stars in Conventry [Russ Conway, Kayes Sisters]
Marty Wilde May Head Matinee Summer Show
Presley, Francis, Everly’s Top U.S. Poll Too
Mike Hollida in Own TV Series
String of One-Nighters for Shirley Bassey
Ruddy, Jonah Interview with Johnny Burnette 8
Johnson, Derek Meet ‘Gurney Slade’s’ Musician Max Harris 8
Conway, Russ and Johnson, Derek Russ Conway Tells about His Hand 8
Goodwin, Keith Johnny Mathis No Flash-in-the Pan 9
n.a. Life Lines of Maureen Evans 9
Wynn, James Talent Contest Led to Disc Career for Johnny Tillotson 10
Ruddy, Jonah Exclusive details about Elvis’ New Album  
  Piper Huntington, 6 March 2004  
No. 726 9 December 1960  
Keith Goodwin Australia Gave Lonnie Donegan Another Gold Disc ["My Old Man’s A Dustman"] 2
Mike Hellicar The Remarkable Confession of Cliff Richard 3
n/a Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
2. Save the Last Dance for me - Drifters
3. Strawberry Fair - Anthony Newley
4. I Love You - Cliff Richard
5. Goodness Gracious Me - Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren
n/a Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. Little Donkey
2. Its Now or Never
3. Never on Sunday
4. As Long as He Needs Me
5. My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own
n/a Mantovani Tour in February
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Nat Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and Harry Belafonte to Sing for New President
Marty Wilde First Guest for Radio Luxembourg
Shadows with Richard in 'Spectacular'
Tea-Time pop records on BBC radio soon
Anne Shelton 'Friday' return
Mills to Denmark
Eydie and Steve June Visit Here?
Conway, Mills on 'Pop Parade' Album
Pop Star Galaxy in Benefit at Albert Hall
Accent on Pop in 'Startime'
Bronco' Headlines Palladium TV
Lita Roza Waits Las Vegas Call
Max's Disc TV show taping
Acker Bilk in Last 1960 'Saturday Club'
Keith Goodwin Ray Charles Puts Tuneful Georgia Back in our Minds 8
n/a New Elvis book 9
n/a Judy Garland Kicks Shoes of at Royal Gala  
Allen Evans Allen Evans Presents a STARRY LIST of LPs
Gotta Right to Swing - Sammy Davis
Peter and Sophia
Connie Francis Sings Spanish and Latin American Favourites
Saturday Club
More Songs by Ricky
The Original hits
Eydie and Steve Sing the Golden Hits
Sincerely…Edith Piaf
Paul Anka-It's Christmas Everywhere
Derek Johnson The Ventures Were Born on a High-flying Scaffold 10
  Pinpraaj Chakkaphak, February 2004  
No. 727 16 December 1960  
Derek Johnson A TV Show put my "Little Girl" into charts says Marty Wilde 2
Bruce Charlton Kathryn Grayson comes back to London [TV appearance, BBC-TV] 2
Don Wedge Swing from Japan 2
n.a. Star Quote - Perry Como to Pete Martin: "The voices of the kid singers these days are a wailing background for the orchestra. It used to be that music accompanied a guy.  Now the singer accompanies the orchestra if hus lungs are strong enough." "The vast majority of these records sound as if they'd been made in a garage. However, there's a chance that our kids will grow out of it a little." 2
n.a. Pat Boone shares his secret of happiness with teenagers who are uncertain… ask yourself - is it right? 3
Allen Evans EP's
Cliff's Silver Discs - "Please Don't Tease," "Nine Times out Of Ten," "Travellin' Light," "Fall In Love With You"
Johnny Kidd - "Shakin' All Over," "Please Don't Touch," "You Got What It Takes," "Restless"
Duane Eddy - Twangy - "Titles are Up and Down," "Lost Island," "You Are My Sunshine," "Blueberry Hill"
Gigi - "Overture," "Thank Heaven For Little Girls," "It's A Bore," "The Parisians," "Walktz At Maxim's," "Night They Invented Champagne," "I Remember It Well," "Say a Prayer for Me Tonight," "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore," "Finale"
Ella Fitzgerald in Concert - "Airmail Special," "Moonlight In Vermont," "Goody Goody," "Oh Lady Be Good"
Frank Sinatra - "All The Way," "Chicago," "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," "I Could Write A Book"
Kathie Kay - "Come Home To Lock Lomond And Me," "Hillside in Scotland," "Bonnie Scotland and Wee Hoose 'mang The Heather"
Santo and Johnny - "Canadian Sunset," "Dream," "Harbour Lights," "Raunchy"
Mike Hellicar John Barry's Aim Is to Fill Charts with British Discs 3
Keith Fordyce Keith Fordyce on Singles - Max's 'Lollipop' is sly humour; Max - "Out of Town" "Tulips";Frank D'rone - "Strawberry Blonde" "And The Band Rocked On"; Joe Williams/Jane Morgan - "Somebody" "One Is A lonesome Number"; Title Song may be lucky for Tony Bennett; Ray Charles makes 'oldie' new again 3
NME NME Music Charts
Best Selling pop Records in Britain
1. "It's Now or Never," Elvis Presley
2. "Save the Last Dance for Me," Drifters
3. "I Love You," Cliff Richards
4. "Strawberry Fair," Anthony Newly
5. "Little Donkey," Nina & Frederik
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "Little Donkey"
2. "It's Now or Never"
3. "Never on Sunday"
4. "Mary's Boy Child"
5. "As Long as He Needs Me"
n.a. Accident Brings Adam Fatih Major Film offer!
Preager 'Retires' Next month
Frankie Vaughan's 3rd U.S. movie set
Dave King California - Bound
Peter Sellers to make 'Jury' debut
Brake on disc Flow
Steele, Day, Sinatra Win Movie Honours
Sinatra Signs 15-million deal
More Time for Pete (Murray)
Steele's TV Guests
More Stars in Benefit Show
Russ Conway to Play for Queen at Windsor
Australia next for Valentine
Betty Grable next Pigalle star
Lita Roza with Harry James
Silvester didn't forget bandsmen
Elvis wins gold disc in fastest-ever time
Raindrops seek label release
Johnson, Wynter to be song contestants
n.a. Parise for connie Francis 8
n.a. Allen Evans turns the spotlight on a fast growing LP market 9
n.a. Album buyers are looking for laughs [Peter Sellers]  
n.a. Matt Monro has quality, so why not stardom?  
n.a. Actors are still becoming singers 10
n.a. Big Market for 'Minstrel' Album 12
  Pinpraas Chakkaphak, February 2004  
No. 728 23 December 1960  
Bruce Charlton Yuletide Tear from ‘Teardrops’: The Distinctive Sound of Emile Ford Is Back 2
n/a Life-lines of Tony Bennett  
Derek Johnson Acker Bilk Hasn't Heard His 'Buona Sera' Yet! 3
n/a An Xmas Message from Eddie Cochran's Mother  
Keith Fordyce Singles
"Come to Me," The Kaye Sisters
"Where's the Girl For Me," Pete Shrayder
"Please Forgive Me," Ulysses Samuel Bonds
"O'Rafferty's Pig," Steve Benbow
"My Time Will Come," Lavern Baker
"Bumble Bee," Lavern Baker
"The Sundowners," "Down Under," Tommy Reilly
"Dance with Me Georgie," Bobbettes
"Oliver Cool," Oliver Cool
"Doll House," Donnie Brooks
Allen Evans LPs
Johnny Cash Rides this Train
Merry Christmas From
Lets Think about Living
Chain Gang Songs
Dinah Washington! Brook Benton
An Evening with Paul
River Boat Five on a Swinging Date
Sixteen Tons
Movin' on Broadway
Folk Songs Sing-along with Mitch
NME NME Music Charts 5
  Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. "It's Now or Never," Elvis Presley
2. "Save the Last Dance for Me," Drifters
3. "I Love You," Cliff Richards
4. "Poetry in Motion," Johnny Tillotson
5. "Lonely Pup," Adam Faith
  Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. "Little Donkey"
2. "It's Now or Never"
3. "Never on Sunday"
4. "Mary's Boy Child"
4. "Must Be Santa"
n/a Are You Lonesome for Elvis Presley?
Flood of 'Pepe' Discs on way
Shadows' Guitarist Heads List of Christmas Weddings
In New Year - Tuesday Night with Perry Como
Oriole Have Long-term Contract with Raindrops
Russ Conway U.S.-Bound:Australian Tour off
Record of Week' Ends on 208
Ray Conniff - Ted Heat Anglo-U.S. Exchange?
Paramor Knows the Score
Saxon at 'Club'
June Marlow - Actress
Andrews Sisters' Concert Tour
Gene Vincent May Stay Longer
Joan for Torquay
Hollywood Star on 'Jury' Tomorrow
New Cliff Richard TV Series Includes Cogan, Wilde
Judy Garland Musical Debut in London?
Fury and Brown on Shelton Show
Disc Industry Peace Talks
Frankie Caughan Back on TV from Palladium Next Month
Emile Ford Retains Girl Vocal Group
Luxembourg Honurs NME
U.S. Songstress Here for 'Showtime'
Matt Monro Gets Weekly Radio Date
Pete Chester Swings In







Keith Goodwin Ray Conniff's Sound Recipe for Success 9
Nat Hentoff Aimerican Airmail: Another Film for Elvis?  
n.a. Patti Page's Major Film Debut  
n.a. A New Pat Boone  
Keith Goodwin Max Bygraves' Film Life Is Far from 'Lollipops' 10
Derek Johnson Bing's Favourite Singer Andy Williams 11
n/a Will Elvis Do It again? 12
  Pinpraas Chakkaphak, March 2004  
No. 729 30 December 1960  
NME Top Ten Disc Sellers of the Year
1. Cliff Richard
2. Adam Faith
3. Elvis Presley
4. Tony Newley
5. The Everly Brothers
6. Connie Francis
7. Jimmy Jones
8. Johnny and the Hurricanes
9. Duane Eddy
10. The Shadows
Derek Johnson Cliff Richard Tops Point Table 3
N.A Tillotson’s Poetry In Motion Is a Hit! Moving up! 3
Keith Fordyce Reflection on the Hits, the Flops and the Future 4
NME Top Singles
1. Elvis Presley, "Now or Never"
2. Drifters, "Save the Last Dance"
3. Johnny Tillotson, "Poetry in Motion"
4. Cliff Richard, "I Love You"
5. Adam Faith, "Lonely Pup"
NME Top-selling Sheet Music
1. "Love Is Like a Violin"
2. "A Summer Place"
3. "Paper Roses"
4. "Looking High, High, High"
5. "Standing on the Corner"
N.A. British Stars Win World Markets for EMI (Cliff Richard, Russ Conway, and Shadows) 6
Mike Hellicar
David Jack
Gordon Irving
J.F. Fricker
Andy Gray
Pop Stars in Holiday Shows [individual entries]
Wimbledon Theatre, Adam Faith
Nottingham Royal, Lonnie Donegan
Glasgow Empire, Eartha Kitt
Newcastle City Hall, Frankie Vaughan
Torquay Pavilion, Ruby Murray
N.A. Sinatra, Francis and Lee among ‘Billboard’ D-J Pollwinners (Presley and Everlys Slip in Placings) 6-7
N.A. Frankie Vaughan to Star in Blackpool Summer Show 7
Mike Hellicar Pete Murray Tells about ‘The Posse’ 8
N.A. Bobby Darin May Sue Fan Papers 8
N.A. Captivating Peggy Lee 8
Derek Johnson They Spotted Billy, Now Billy ‘Spots the Tune’ 9
Keith Goodwin Trends of 1961 (Ballads should be Back) 10
Jonah Ruddy Presley Cuts Two Songs from ‘Flaming Star’: His Acting Shows New Depth 12
  Mollie Birney, March 2004  

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