New Musical Express | April 1961

No. 744 7 April 1961  
(cover page) America’s Latest Hit! Marty Robbins sings “Don’t Worry” 1
  Ads congratulating The Allisons on their first No. 1 “Are You Sure” 2
Johnson, Derek Cliff Richard Admits He Was Scared When He Left for South Africa but Found Reception Best Ever! 3
Cardwell, Dave Split Brought Unity [For the Marcels, splitting up brought them together and earned them recognition] 3
Evans, Allen LP Reviews
Johnny and the Hurricanes: Johnny Paris-saxophone, Paul Tesluk-organ, Dave Yorko-guitar, Lionel “Butch” Mattlee-electric bass, Bill “Little Bo Savich-drums The Big Sound of Johnny and the Hurricanes [London]
Duane Eddy-guitar,  $1,000,000 Worth of Twang [London]
Peggy Lee-vocals, backed by 36-piece orchestra, vocal group, and small jazz combo The Best of Peggy Lee [Brunswick]
Bill McGuffie-piano Playing for Pleasure [Philips]
Film Soundtrack, La Dolce Vita [RCA]
Film Soundtrack, The World of Suzie Wong [RCA]
Fordyce, Keith Singles Review
Russ Conway, “Parade of the Poppets” (Columbia)
Manuel, “Mountain Carnival”/ “Intermezzo” (Columbia)
Dave King, “Young in Love”/ “C’Est La Vie, C’Est L’Amour” (Pye International)
The Lancers, “Young in Love”/ “Lonesome Town” (Warner Bros.)
Jean-Claude Pascal, “Nous Les Amoreux”/ “Les Oubliettes” (HMV)
Ella Fitzgerald, “All of You”/ “With a Song in My Heart” (HMV)
Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band, “Sweet Elizabeth”/ “Pretty Boy” (Columbia)
Craig Douglas, “A Hundred Pounds of Clay”/ Jerry “Here Comes the Sun” Keller, “Hello Spring” (Top Rank)
Gene McDaniels, “A Hundred Pounds of Clay”/ “Take a Chance of Love” (London)
Allan Bruce, “There’s No Other Love”/ “Man Cannot Live By Bread Alone” (Fontana)
The Pete Chester Group, “Three Old Maids”/ “Forest Fire” (Pye International)
Kathy Kirby, “Danny”/ “Now You’re Crying” (Pye)
Crazy Otto, “Piccadilly”/ “They Can’t Take That Away from Me” (Polydor)
Don Costa Orchestra “Chi Chi”/ “The Misfits” (London)
NME Top Thirty
1.  “Are You Sure,” The Allisons (Fontana)
2.  “Wooden Heart,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
3.  “Theme for a Dream,” Cliff Richard (Columbia)
4.  “Walk Right Back,” Everly Bros. (Warner Bros.)
5.  “Lazy River,” Bobby Darin (London)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1.  “Are You Sure” (Marilyn)
2.  “My Kind of Girl” (Essex)
3.  “Theme for a Dream” (Eugene)
4.  “Wooden Heart” (West One)
5.  “Exodus” (Chappell)
n.a. U.S. Disc Stars New U.K. Outlet
Garry Mills Goes to Decca
John Barry Disc Issued in US
Music, Music, Music – On Saturdays
New Producer of the ‘Jury’
Adam Faith Film Comedy and TV Spectacular Set, To Co-Star With Sidney James
Alma Cogan LP Starts Next Week
Shirley Bassey Operation
Marty Wilde’s Club Return
Lena Horne, Diana Dors Palladium TV Dates
n.a. During His Forthcoming Visit-Matt Monro Booked For Ed Sullivan TV (Offer of Cabaret in U.S., too) 6-7
n.a. Cliff Richard, Shadows for Late Blackpool Season
Tommy Steele Returns to Scene of His First Triumph
Brook Bothers’ Film, U.S. Offers
‘Ask Anne’ Ready
Allisons Palladium TV in Near Future
Tony Bennett May Star in ‘Jumbo’
Jerry Lordan’s Tune No. 2 in America
Goodwin, Keith Bilk, Barber, and Ball Answer the Question of the Moment IS TRAD KILLING ROCK? 8
n.a. From You to Us 8
Goodwin, Keith For the Temperance Seven, Being Out-of-Date Meant Success! 8
Johnson, Derek Joan Regan Learned from What She Saw of American TV 9
n.a. Life-Lines of Valerie Masters 9
n.a. No Villain Role for Elvis [Col. Tom Parker vetoed MGM’s idea to have Elvis play a villain] 9
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail 9
n.a. I Wish Cliff Could Have Seen Elvis [Norrie Paramor, a-&-r manager for Cliff Richard, was at Elvis Presley’s Pearl Harbour concert] 10
Charlton, Bruce Anthony Newley (and Others) Reply to Bruce Charlton [who had accused him of being like an ostrich in the NME publication 2 weeks earlier] 10
n.a. Classified ads 11
n.a. AFN Highlights 11
n.a. Radio Luxembourg Programme Schedule 11
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces 12
Williams, R. M.,
Dave Lifeman,
Geroge Tremlett
NME Reporters Cover New Stage Attractions, Starring Allisons, Steele, Conway 12
  Mikala Bolmer, Spring 2010  
No. 745 14 April 1961  
cover Parade of the Poppets, Do Allisons copy Everlys?, Danny Williams sings “We Will Never Be as Young as this Again,” Russ Conway’s Latest Hit 1
Goodwin, Keith Topped Charts with ‘Stranger in Paradise’ [Tony Bennett] 2
Goodwin, Keith Took a big chance – and won through! [arranger-composer Ralph Sharon] 2
Johnson, Derek Solved – the mystery of Cliff’s latest disc 2
Sharon, Ralph My boss, Tony Bennett 2
n.a. Question Time with Duane Eddy 3
n.a. Bobby Rydell confesses… 3
Fordyce, Keith Singles reviewed:
Frank Sinatra “My Blue Heaven” / “Sentimental Baby” (Capitol)
Paul Anka “Tonight My Love Tonight” / I’m Just a Fool Anyway” (Columbia)
Louis Armstrong “There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York” / “A Woman Is a Sometime Thing” (HMV)
The Velvets “That Lucky Old Sun” / “Time and Again” (London)
Dave Sampson “Easy To Dream / “That’s All” (Columbia)
Gracie Fields “Do-Re-Mi” / “My Favorite Things” (Columbia)
Kay Starr “Foolin’ Around” / “Kay’s Lament” (Capitol)
Dennis Lotis “Where You Are” / “Love’s a Secret Game” (Columbia)
Fats Domino “Fell in Love on Monday” / [B-side illegible] (London)
Mel Torme “Blue Moon” / “Moon Song” (HMV)
Duane Eddy “Theme from Dixie” / “The Battle” (London)
Evans, Allen LPs reviewed:
Are You Sure: The Allisons (Fontana)
The Billie Williams Revue (Coral)
Portrait of Matt Monro (Decca Ace of Clubs) 
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra: Victory at Sea (RCA) 
Music Martinis and Memories (Capitiol)
Toujours Maurice [Chevalier] (RCA Camden)
The Music of Victor Herbert (RCA)
The Swingin’ Nutcracker (RCA)
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1.  "Wooden Heart," Elvis Presley (RCA)
2.  "Are You Sure." Allisons (Fontana)
3.  "Walk Right Back," Everly Bros. (Warner Bros.)
4.  "Lazy River," Bobby Darin (London)
5.  "Theme for a Dream," Cliff Richard (Columbia)
n.a. Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1.  "Exodus" (Chappell)
2.  "Are You Sure" (Marlyn)
3.  "Theme for a Dream" (Eugene)
4.  "Marry Me" (Lawrence Wright)
5.  "My Kind of Girl" (Essex)
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1.  "Blue Moon," Marcels
2.  "Apache," Jorgen Ingmann
3.  "Dedicated to the One I Love," Shirelles
4.  "Runaway," Del Shannon
5.  "On the Rebound," Floyd Cramer
n.a. NME Co-Sponsor of Starry Gala
Great T-Ella-Vision [Ella Fitzgerald]
Pop Stars meet Princess
Russ Conway BBC-TV Summer Series
[Max] Bygraves, [Tommy] Steele Future ATV Stars
Jorgen Ingmann coming here in September
[Adam] Faith, Acker [Bilk] booked for ‘Parade Of The Pops’
Gene Vincent on TV here May 13
Sinatra and Presley rivals for NARAS disc awards
Shirley’s [Shirley Baisey] Back
Brooks boys [Brooks Brothers] to tour Midlands
Bev's Guest Stars [The Beverly Sisters on “Something Old, Something New”]
n.a. Tony Bennett [Adam] Faith’s Guest?
Cliff [Richard]. Everlys ‘Lives’ on 208
[Matt] Monro date for Sullivan show
[Robert] Horton plays Hammersmith
Mathis debut here: return of Anka: Kaye London film
[Frankie] Vaughan at York
Joan Regan TC shows may be shown in U.S.
Emile Ford moves to new Piccadilly outlet
Viscounts join Tommy’s [Steele] tour
[Chris] Barber band returns to U.S. ‘Ed Sullivan Show’
Plenty television for ‘Mr. Piano’
Marion Ryan in Palladium Revue
Seeks top artists [Room at the Top club seeking entertainment]
Roy Castle for S.A.
Helen’s [Helen Shapiro] U.S. release
Goodwin, Keith Mahalia [Jackson] Is Top Gospeller 8
Johnson, Derek Do Allisons and Brook Brothers Copy Everlys? 8
Goodwin, Keith New to the Charts: Gene Pitney Hails from Rockville! 9
Wynn James Composer’s children sealed Buzz’s ‘Baby Sittin’’ success  [Buzz Clifford] 9
n.a. Jackie Wilson: Why Is He Forgotten Here? 9
n.a. This week’s life-lines: Helen Shapiro 9
Goodwin, Keith Monday is the anniversary of a great entertainer’s death, But discs still keep Eddie Cochran alive 10
Hellicar, Mike Lonnie Donegan becomes Beechy Oak! 10
n.a. Classifieds
Agents directory
Vocal directory
AFN highlights
Radio Luxembourg
Wedge, Don Pre-broadcast ‘Beat’ was much better [‘BBC Beat Shows’] 12
Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
n.a. Elvis Aids charity 12
n.a. Mutual fans share same chart spot 12
  Jesse Flower-Ambroch, February 2006  
No. 745 21 April 1961  
Front Page Cliff Richard, Elvis Presley, & Bobby Darin (left to right); ”The Allison's No. 1 Single”  
Johnson, Derek "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" Controversy [Gene McDaniels] 2
N.A. Everlys, Allisons, Brooks Controversy Brings Flood of Praise and Protest [Article on…Breeds More Controversy] 2
Hellicar, Mike "Where the Boys Are" Is in the Top Ten before the Film Premiere [Connie Francis] 3
Goodwyn, Keith Tony Bennett Takes Pigalle by Storm 3
Fordyce, Keith Review of Singles:
Brenda Lee, “You Can Depend on Me,”
Ivor Immanuel “The Sound of Music,”
Little Tony, “Four An’ Twenty Kisses,”
Russ Hamilton, “The Lonesome Cowboy,”
Clinton Ford, “Oh By Jingo,”
Jo Peters, “I Love the Long Light Evenings,”
Joe Melson, “Hey Mr. Cupid,”
Johnny Walsh, “Girl Machine,”
Blue Diamonds, “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles,”
Joe Brown, “Crazy Mixed Up Kid,”
Johnnie Lee, “Lonely Joe”
Evans, Allen Reviews of LPs:
Cliff Richards, Listen to Cliff
“Broadway Singalong,”
The Spectacular Johnny Norton
Spectacular-Percussion, -Brass, -Harps
Music Man – Movie Themes
Buddy Greco, Songs for Swinging Losers
Meet the Gents
A Touch of Blues
Say It with Music
Big Band Dixie Sound
Love Is a Gamble
Honeymoon in Italy
Goodwin, Keith Review of “Thesaurus of Classic Jazz” 4
NME NME Top 30 Pop Records
1.  Allisons, “Are You Sure”
2.  Elvis Presley, “Wooden Heart”
3.  Bobby Darin, “Lazy River”
4.  Temperance Seven, “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
5.  Marcels, “Blue Moon”
  NME Top 30 Sheet Music
1. West One, “Wooden Heart”
2. Chappell, “Exodus”
3. Marlyn, “Are You Sure”
4. Essex, “My Kind of Girl”
5. Lawrence Wright, “Marry Me”
N.A. Connie Francis Sings Winner [“Never on Sunday”]
Brooks, Whitfield, Raindrops Set
Decca Sign Guitarist Karl Deaver
Shirley’s Latest Titles in May
Jack Jackson on ‘Juke Box Jury’
ATV play for Bob Horton
Young on Light
Billy Daniels Offered London Cabaret Season
Craig Douglas one-nighters
Galaxy of Stars At Variety Lunch
4 TVs for 7
Como Show, U.S. Cabaret Plans for Matt Monro
Morgan, Anka Como Guests
Gary Miler is Diana’s Guest
Dave King-Actor
N.A. Paul Anka Offered Fortune to Switch Disc Labels
Allisons Make Club Debut
Starry line-up in Novello Awards Show
Four Musical Acts with Vaughan
Gene Vincent back for long stay
Weedon’s Tune Ventures Hit?
Patti Page on Major TV Shows
One night-a-week John Barry Stint
Rush for ‘Star Gala’ Tickets’
British Firms seek greater Anglo-U.S. disc exchange
Europe books British bands
Goodwin, Keith Freddy Cannon has a soft spot for Britain 8
Wynn, James Here’s what become of Jimmie Rodgers 8
Gowers, Mike He Signed Presley for 40,000 Dollars-(and Mr. P’s made 76 million in disc sales) 9
Hellicar, Mike International Pop Sensation Siw Malmkvist from Sweden 9
N.A. Alma Cogan Dazzles 9
Hentoff, Nat Cost of those ‘Badlands’ 9
Goodwin, Keith Temperance Seven Turn Life-lines into Laugh Lines 10
Evans, Allen Pick of the Latest EPs:
John Barry, Adam No. 2
Cliff Richard (Backed by The Shadows), Me and My Shadows
Russ Conway, My Concerto for You
Frank Sinatra, You Go to My Head
Nat “King” Cole, Tenderly
Anne Shelton, Anne Shelton’s Favourites
Dinah Washington, It’s Magic
Line Renaud & Dean Martin, Line and Dino
Ella Fitzgerald, Ella Fitzgerald: Rodgers and Hart Song Book No. 2
Tony Bennett, Tony Bennett Sings
Classifieds Sound Recording Studio for All Purposes
Recording Tape
Records for Sale
Instruments for Sale: Clavichord, Two Guitar Amplifiers, Piano Accordion, Tenor Sax
Instrument Repairs
Musicians Wanted for The Rhine Band
Tape Recorders for Sale
Any Elvis Presley Literature Bought (Old and New)
Insurance Offer
Records Wanted
Photographs of Pop Stars
The Alley Cat Film Costs Brenda Money 12
Day, Bob Ray Charles Wins Four ‘Grammies’ 12
Goodwin, Keith Influx of Jazz to Charts May Help Della Reese 12
  Bryce Cartwright, 15 Febraury 2005  
No. 746 28 April 1961  
Cover Number One – Adam Faith: Easy Going Me  
Johnson, Derek Controversy Asks: Can Girls Really Rock? 2
Charlton, Bruce Focus on a Shadow: No.1-Hank Marvin 3
Goodwin, Keith The Marcels’ ‘Blue Moon’ Has Both Sides Raving! 3
Johnson, Derek Controversy: What You Say About ‘Clay’ Song 3
Fordyce, Keith Review of Singles:
The Shadows “The Frightened City,”
Jess Conrad “This Pullover,”
Julie Rayne “Green With Envy, Purple With Passion, White With Anger, Scarlet With Fever, What Were You Doin’ in His Arms Last Night, Blues,”
Linda Scott “I’ve Told Ever Little Star,”
Ronnie Carroll “My Own,”
Dean Martin “Bella Bella Bambina,”
Billy Fury “Half Way to Paradise,”
Conway Twitty “The Next Kiss (Is the Last Goodbye),”
Fabian “Grapevine,”
Norrie Paramor “Spanish Harlem,”
Joyce Heath “A Letter to a Disc Jockey,”
Johnny Gentle “Darlin’”
Evans, Allen LP Reviews: Rock-a-Hits,
David Whitfield, Alone: David Whitfield
Ferrante And Telcher, Dynamic Twin Pianos
Music Man
On the Town
Hits of Les Paul And Mary Ford
Ray Conniff, Memories Are Made of This
Ray Starr, Jazz Singer
The Roarin’ 20s
In Brief: George Shearing, White Satin; Jackie Davis, Tiger on the Hammond
NME Top 30 Pop Records
1. Temperance, “You’re Driving Me Crazy”
2. Elvis Presley, “Wooden Heart”
3. Marcels, “Blue Moon”
4. Bobby Darin, “Lazy River”
5. Allisons, “Are You Sure”
NME Top 30 Sheet Music
1. Chappell, “Exodus”
2. West One, “Wooden Heart”
3. Essex, “My Kind of Girl”
4. Marlyn, “Are You Sure”
5. Lawrence Wright, “Marry Me
N.A. Brooks from Ireland and Back for One Broadcast
More Stars to Meet at NME ‘Gala’ Stand
NME Limits Phantoms!
Eden Kane Goes to Decca New Label to Wax Here Names in the News, Crosby Boys Cancel Visit
Sir Edward Improves
Music in Provinces
Everlys Life on 208
Fury’s U.S. Trip Off
Show Biz Team Going Abroad
Bands at Butlins
Died in Paris
Temperance Seven to Invade Palladium TV
Mudlarks Join Package Tour
Composers to Conduct
U.S. Merchants Give Presley Three Honours
Jo Stafford Here in June for Long Stay
Pop Stars Head New TV Shows
Valentine to Compere Series, Holiday for Judy
British Song Climbs
N.A. Summer Season, Major Panto Part for Mark Wynter
Steele at Great Yarmouth Calvert in Palladium Show
Matt Monro BBC-TV Star for Two Sundays Running
Tony on ‘Jury’
Blackpool Concerts Are Confirmed
Singer in Drama
Hetty with Frankie Vaughn Again
Carole Deps. for Jean
Billy Daniels’ Visit Could Still Be On
Russy Conway’s Star Tip
Sixth for Lotis
Fats Domino May Come to Britain
Summer Variety for Bygraves
Bandleader Comperes ‘Housewives’ Choice’
Lorrae Off Again
Janie Marden with Russ at Brighton
Bilk, Heath to Torquay
Lena Horne in Charity Show
Charlton, Bruce Welcome No. 1: Gene Is Back! 8
Goodwin, Keith Welcome No. 2: Jazz Giants Monk and Blakey 8
Hentoff, Nat Nat Hentoff’s American Airmail: Bing’s Advice to Pat Boone 8
N.A. Life-Lines of The Kings 9
Wynn, James They Found Their Hit on Holiday 9
N.A. New to the Charts: Presley’s Pianist, Floyd Cramer, Singer-Guitarist Del Shannon 9
N.A. Have Fun with the Shadows in May Hit Parade 9
Hellicar, Mike ‘Gee Whiz’ Release Made Cliff Richard Angry-But He’s Happy About It 10
Goodwin, Keith Johnny Burnette Is ‘Big Boy Glad’ Now 10
Classifieds Instrument Repairs: Hohner
Fan Clubs: Attention All Tommy Steele Fans
Personal: A Passport to Romance
Photographs: Starpics
Tape Recorders: Free H.P.
Tuition: AAAH Maurice Burman, Britain’s Top Pop Singing Teacher
Musical Services: Established Author
Records Wanted: Records Bought
Records for Sale: Used Juke-box
Engagements Wanted: Alto Tenor
Bands: Accomplished Trio
Musicians Wanted: Pianist to Assist
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces: Elvis Sings Sixteen Songs in ‘Blue Hawaii’ 12
Hellicar, Mike Connie Francis Great Fun in First Film 12
Hellicar, Mike Fifteen Girls v. Adam Was a Tough Struggle 12
  Bryce Cartwright, February 2005  
  Original contents by Mike Valinsky March 1999  

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