New Musical Express | June 1961

No. 751 2 June 1961  
n.a. Meet Mathis in July 3
n.a. Elvis Must Get the Feeling Before He Sings a Note  
Fordyce, Keith Singles Reviews 4
Walsh, Peggy Wilde Passes Test in Rock Satire  
Evans, Allen LP Reviews
Acker Bilk and Chris Barber: The Best of Bilk and Barber
Mantovani: Italia Mia
Guy Mitchell: Sunshine Guitar
Ted Heath: Ted Heath Goes Latin
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records
1. Elvis Presley, “Surrender”
2. D. Shannon, “Runaway”
3. Shadows, “Frightened City”
4. Bobby Vee, “More Than I Can Say”
5. Floyd Cramer, “On the Rebound”
  Best Selling Sheet Music
1. “Exodus” (Chapell)
2. “On the Rebound” (Acuff-Rose)
3. “How Wonderful to Know” (Macmelodies)
4. “Wooden Heart” (West One)
5. “You’re Driving Me Crazy” (F. D. & H.)
n.a. “Minstrels” on TV
Steele Manage Finds  Ron
Dankworth Music for U.S. TV
Cliff, Shadows Aid Africa Fund
Get It Now (Hit Parade)
Two June Dates for Cliff
Acker Bilk’s Quick “Club” Return
Marino Marini Soloist on Sophie Tucker’s ATV Show
Extensive Continental Tour for Allisons
Billy Fury on Shadows’ Dates
EMI Radio Show Books TV Stars
Barber Not Basie
  Louis Armstrong Here in Autumn
Matt Monroe Gets His Own Series on “Light”
n.a. Connie Francis in Broadway Musical
Dene Joins Pier Show
Gene Vincent May Live Here
More Stars in “Summersong”
Russ with Adams
Illness Ends Andrews’ Tour
Bruce’s “Cooper” Got 2 out of 3 Laughs
Shirley Bassey on Radio Again
Five Attractions on “Birdie” LP
Many Big Names in Gala “Lucky Stars”
Nelson Riddle Here Next Week
Judy Garland Back for the Summer
Donegan to Wax for Fortnight
Johnny Ray London Cabaret Debut this Month
Newley Stage Show for Manchester
Adam Faith Film Gets Moving
McGuffie Accordionist
Goodwin, Keith Matt Monro is Cock-a-hoop Over latest Chart Success 8
Wedge, Don Promising Adam Wade  
n.a. Letters from the Public  
Goodwin, Keith Question time with Lionel Bart 9
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail  
n.a. Fats Domino Inspired “Frogman” Henry 10
Johnson, Derek Eden Kane is Britain’s Brightest Singing Prospect  
n.a. Life Lines of Gene Vincent  
  Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tall Pieces 12
Johnson, Derek “Presley King of Rock” Issue Divides Readers  
  Robin Cunningham, February 2005  
No. 751 9 June 1961
Goodwin, Keith Interview with Tony Newley 2
Michaels, Edward Review of Jimmy Brennan Performance  
n.a. Who’s Where  
Goodwin, Keith Henri Salvador Profile  
Wynn, James U.S. Stars want Jerry “Apache” Lordan to Pen Songs  
Hellicar, Mike Profile of Cliff Richards on “The Young Ones” Set 3
Fullford, Jack Ruby Murray Keeps to Simple Songs  
Goodwin, Keith Roy Orbison Back on Charts  
Wynn, James Joanie Sommers- A Name to Remember  
Fordyce, Keith Pop Reviews
Connie Francis, “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart”
Michael Holliday, “Dream Boy Dream”
Shirelles, “Mama Said” & “Blue Holiday”
James/Cooper, “Straighten Up and Fly Right”
Everly Brothers, “Temptation”
Faron Young, “Hello Waits”
Kaye Sisters, “Palma de Majorca”
Rosemary Clooney, “Wonderful Season of Love”
Jimmy Lloyd, “A Flame in the Streets”
Temperance 7, “Pasadena”
Tony Newley, “Strawberry Fair”
Evans, Allen LP Reviews
Johnny Mathis, I’ll Buy You a Star
The Hunters, Teen Scene
Sheb Wooley, Songs From the Days of Rawhide
Goodwin, Keith Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, Diz ‘n’ Bird in Concert
Cannonball Quartet, Them Dirty Blues
Horace Silver, Blowin’ the Blues Away
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. Elvis Presley “Surrender”
2. Del Shannon “Runaway”
3. Shadows “Frightened City”
4. Shirley Bassey “You’ll Never Know”
5. Clarence Henry “But I Do”
n.a. Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. “Exodus” (Chappell)
2. “Surrender” (Aberbach)
3. “Wooden Heart” (West One)
4. “How Wonderful to Know” (Macmelodies)
5. “Frightened City” (Filmusic)
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. Roy Orbison, “Runnin’ Scared”
2. Ricky Nelson, “Travellin’ Man”
3. Shep and the Limelites, “Daddy’s Home”
4. Shirelles, “Mama Said”
5. Elvis Preselsy, “I Feel So Bad”
n.a. Top Hits [Advertising?]
Anthony Newley, “Bee Bom”& “Pop Goes the Weasel”
The Everly Brothers, “Temptation”
Arthur Greenslade, “Eclipse”
n.a. Temperance Seven Get TV Series
‘Misfits’ Composer in London
MD Tommy Watt Leaves NDO
More Comedians on Wax
Names in the News
Peggy Lee to be in Major British Teleshow
Presley Film Begins June 22
Shadows: No More Weekend Dates
Pet and Shirley Marry Same Day
‘Belle’ Will Be ‘Big Night Out’
Dickie’s Guests
Wilde Fury Guest
Adam Singers Stay on TV
Matt Monro on Sullivan Show in October
No Release here for Shadows’ EP
Dorothy Squires Duets with Russ
Norwegian’s Disc Bow
Kent Walton Pye’s 208 D-J
n.a. Eydie Gorme-Steve Lawrence Debut Here Almost Off
Mel Torme Likely Visitor for Skyscraper Cabaret
n.a. Sinatra-Connie Francis Make Albums Together
Eden Kane ‘Club’ Debut: Fury in ‘Pops parade’
Judy Goes Back to Hollywood
Top Stars Signed for Sunday Summer Shows
Loads of Pop Names in News for BBC-TV Series
Whitfield ‘Minstrels’ in Christmas Shows
Bassey Donegan ‘Jury’ Debut
Charlton, Bruce Interview with Patti Page 8
n.a. Life-Lines of Fabian  
n.a. From You to Us  
Johnson, Derek Oh, Dem Golden Minstrels 9
Goodwin, Keith Nelson Riddle Talks About Sinatra, Mathis, Cole, Martin  
Hentoff, Nat American Mail: Elvis and Sinatra  
Evans, Allen EP Reviews:
Brooks Brothers, Brooks Brothers Hit Parade
Andy Stewart, “Andy Sings
Scott Brothers, The Road to Dundee
Johnson, Derek Ten Future Star Attractions: Eddie Falcon, Karl Denver, Paul Hanford, Russ Sainty, Steve Arlen, Anita Scott, Danny Williams, Lee Diamond, the Krew Kats, the Springfields 10
n.a. Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces 12
  Robin Cunningham, February 2005  
No. 752 16 June 1961  
Wedge, Don Tommy Steele’s ‘Proving’ Year Is Over 2
n.a. Life Lines of Benny Hill 2
Hellicar, Mike No British Release of Shadows’ South Africa Recording 2
n.a. Joan, Edmund Open New Theatre 2
Wynn, James Emile Ford Champions British Songs 3
n.a. Elvis Has a New Film 3
Fordyce, Keith Single Reviews
Paul Anka, “Dance on Little Girl”
Duane Eddy, “Ring of Fire”
Craig Douglas, “Time”
Dee Clark, “Monsoon”
Edsels, “Rama Lama Ding Dong”
Evans, Allen LP Reviews
Roy Orbison, Lonely and Blue
Bobby Vee, Self Titled
Chris Barber, Chris Barber’s Blues Book
Mel Torme, Swingin’ on the Moon
Kay Starr, One More Time
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records
1. Elvis Presley, “Surrender”
2. Del Shannon, “Runaway”
3. Clarence Henry, “But I Do”
4. Shadows, “Frightened City”
5. Shirley Bassey, “You’ll Never Know”
n.a. Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. “Exodus” (Chappell)
2. “Surrender” Aberbach
3. “On the Rebound” (Acuff-Rose)
4. “Wooden Heart” (West One)
5. “How Wonderful to Know” (Macmelodies)
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. Ricky Nelson, “Travellin’ Man”
2. Pat Boone, “Moody River”
3. Roy Orbison, “Runnin’ Scared”
4. Ben E. King, “Stand by Me”
5. Dee Clark, “Raindrops”
n.a. Cliff, Shadows Going to Scandnavia
Bilk’s Return to Holland
Brooks Brothers Ring Canada
Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme Top Berlin Troops TV
U.S. Jazz Stars to Make Film Here
Connue Francis May Film Here
Top Names at the Seaside
n.a. Johnnie Ray, Mel Torme ATV and Blackpool Show Stars 6-7
n.a. Matt’s Musical Guest Stars
Tommy Steele Xmas Day Telestar Again
Gene Vincent Accident
Bygraves ‘Do Re Mi’ Opening Dates
Dickie Valentine for Gibralter
Nat Cole Stays with Capitol
Matthew Comperes ‘Trad Fad’ Show
Hentoff, Nat Del Shannon Wants to Come to Britain 8
n.a. Breath-taking Minstrels 8
n.a. American Airmail 8
n.a. From You to Us 8
Johnson, Derek There’s Room at the Top for Them 9
Cardwell, Dave New to the Charts: Karl, the Scottish Cowboy 9
Goodwin, Keith The Temperance Seven Are Not Drunk with Their Success 10
Johnson, Derek Welcome-To Steve and Eydie 10
n.a. Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail Pieces 12
  Robin Cunningham, March 2005  
No. 753 23 June 1961  
Goodwin, Keith Welcome Back – Johnnie Ray and Jo Stafford 2
Walsh, Peggy Tony Newley Becomes Giant Entertainer 2
n.a. Eydie, Steve a Natural [Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence] 2
n.a. Tough on Marty 2
Gray, Andy Duane Eddy Turns into a Real Ladies Man 3
Wedge, Don Diane Todd Shines in Musical ‘Jane Eyre’ 3
Evans, Allen Percy Faith to Concentrate on Himself 3
n.a. Life-Lines of Eden Kane 3
Fordyce, Keith Reviews the New Singles:
Peggy Lee, “Yes Indeed”
Nino and the Ebb Tides, “These Oldies but Goodies (Remind Me of You)”
Jeff Rowena Group, “John Peel”
Dean Martin, “Giuggiola”
Petula Clark, “Romeo”
Dickie Valentine, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”
Ernie Ford, “Little Red Rockin’ Hood”
Johnny Angel, “Trocadero Double-Nine-One-O”
Potted Pops: “Amore A Palma,” Bingo Boys “Bobbie Bingo”
n.a. ‘Nature Boy’ A Natural for Bobby Darin 4
n.a. Helen’s Bound for Charts Again [Helen Shapiro] 4
Evans, Allen The Top LP’s
1. Pat Boone, Moody River
2. The Lane Sisters, Peek-a-Boo Man
3. Duane Eddy, Ring of Fire
4. Billy Vaughn, Blue Tomorrow
5. The Frogmen, Underwater [US]
    / The Marcels, Teeter Totter Love [UK]
Advertising This Week’s Top Hits in the UK with EMI
1. Paul Anka, “Dance on Little Girl”
2. Joe Barry, “I’m a Fool to Care”
3. Brook Benton, “The Boll Weevil Song”
4. Connie Francis, “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart”
5. The Lane Sisters, “Peek-a-Boo Moon”
NME NME Top 30
1. Del Shannon, “Runaway”
2. Elvis Presley, “Surrender”
3. Everly Bros., “Temptation”
4. The Temperance Seven, “Pasadena”
5. Clarence Henry, “But I Do”
NME Best-selling Sheet Music
1. "Exodus" (Chappell)
2. "Surrender" (Aberbach)
3. "How Wonderful to Know" (Macmelodies)
4. "On the Rebound" (Acuff-Rose)
5. "Frightened City" (Fillmusic)
Advertising Top Hits this Week in the UK with DECCA
Robb Storme, “Near You”
Johnny and Chaz and the Gunners, “Bobby”
Fats Domino, “It Keeps Rainin’”
Bobby Darin, “Nature Boy”
Lawrence Welk and His Orchestra, “Yellow Bird”
n.a. Bilk’s Secret Strings – Not For You! [Acker Bilk]
Sir Michael’s Comedy Disc [Sir Michael Redgrave]
Names in the News [Geoff Love, Cy Grant, Nero and the Gladiators, Ron Moody, Bill Le Sage, Sheila Southern, and the Mudlarks]
Label Launches Five New 208 Series (Philips)
Pat Boone Here Next Month
Faith, Barry ‘Club’ Date [Adam Faith and the John Barry Seven]
Kings With Valentine [Dickie Valentine and the King Bros.]
Scandinavian Tour
Gene Vincent Records in Britain Again Soon
Eydie and Steve to Carry On
Steele: Sunday Concerts Project [Tommy Steele]
n.a. Here’s the All-Star September 10th Cast!
American Movie Star Joins ‘Jury’ Panel [George Hamilton]
Monro’s Guests [Matt Monro]
Three Sammy Davis Shows for Charity
Shapiro, Brooks with Shadows
Kane Hit for US [Eden Kate]
Dorothy Squires Is TV Guest
Philips – Mercury ‘Understanding’
Southlander Dies [Harry Wilmot]
Wynter Longer ‘Down Under’ [Mark Wynter]
Donegan Blackpool Show on Television in August [Lonnie Donegan]
Shock for Viewers: No More Como [Perry Como]
Craig Douglas Panto Guest
Max’s Leading Lady Is Australian [Max Bygraves]
Marini, King for Room at Top? [The Marino Marini Quartet and Dave King]
Goodwin, Keith Everlys’ Hit Written Before They Were Born! 8
Cardwell, Dave ‘Wild in the Country’ Is Elvis’ Best So Far! 8
Hellicar, Mike Even America Copies Hatch’s Style [Tony Hatch] 8
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail 9
n.a. Controversy 9
Hellicar, Mike Do Fan Clubs Really Help Artists Today? 9
n.a. Paul Anka Spreads Wealth 9
Wynn, James Question Time with Billy Fury 10
Gowers, Mike The Late Jeff Chandler Was Also a Singer-Songwriter 10
Evans, Allen EP’s [Pat Boone, Johnny and the Hurricanes, Duane Eddy, Shadows to the Fore, Bobby Vee, The Drifters’ Greatest Hits, Bill Vaughn Orchestra, Finian’s Rainbow, The Blue Diamonds, Billie Laine] 10
Hellicar, Mike Bilk’s Big Repertoire [Acker Bilk] 12
Goodwin, Keith Jazz Records 12
n.a. Where British Discs Dominate the Charts 12
  Ads 11
Nick Dolan, February 2005  
No. 754 30 June 1961  
Goodwin, Keith ‘Moody River’ Could Bring Boone Revival 2
n.a. Jazz Aces Made Sunday Hotter! 2
n.a. Life Lines of Karl Denver 2
n.a. 4 New Hits from American Charts (with Pye) [Advertising: “Daddy’s Home” Shep and the Limelites, “Bobby” Neil Scott, “Quite a Party” The Fireballs, “I’ll Close My Eyes” The Skyliners] 2
Gray, Andy Elvis Thinks He’s a Horrible Singer! 3
Hellicar, Mike This Is Definitely Max’s Year! (Max Bygraves) 3
Fordyce, Keith New Singles in the UK
“Birmingham Rag,” Valerie Masters,
“San Antonio Rose,” Floyd Cramer,
“Please Stay,” The Drifters,
“Old Smokie,” Johnnie and the Hurricanes,
“Good Luck and Goodbye,” Joe Brown,
“You Thrill Me” Ray Peterson,
“It’s All Happening,” Mike Preston,
“It’s the Natural Thing to Do,” Scott Peters,
“Keep on Walking,” David Macbeth,
“Daddy’s Home,” Shep and the Limelites
n.a. More Vocal Acrobatics from Jimmy Jones 4
n.a. Marion Ryan Has Disc of the Week 4
Evans, Allen The Top LP’s
The Spirit Moves Me, Jack Scott and the Chantones,
Carefree, Percy Faith and His Orchestra,
The Ros Sound of Music, Edmundo Ros and His Orchestra,
Blood, Booze ‘n’ Bones, Ed McCurdy and Erik Darling,
It’s Right Here for You, Alex Welsh and His Band,
Bravo Bikel, Theodore Bikel
On the Sunny Side of the Strip, George Shearing and His Quintet
Triple Threat, Chris Connor, Carmen McRae, and Julie London,
Sound of Music, Reg Owen and the Sratford Strings.
Advertising This Week’s Top Hits in the UK with EMI [Advertising: “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart” Connie Francis, “Joxville,” Ken Jones and his orchestra, “Those Oldies but Goodies (Remind Me of You)”, Nino and the Ebb Tides, “Ambush” The Outlaws, “Every Beat of My Heart” The Pips] 5
NME NME Top 30
1. “Runaway,” Del Shannon,
2. “Temptation,” The Everly Bros.
3. “Pasadena,” The Temperance Seven
4. “A Girl Like You,” Cliff Richard
5. “Surrender,” Elvis Presley
NME Top-selling Sheet Music
1. "Exodus" (Chappell)
2. "Surrender" (Aberbach)
3. "You'll Never Know" (Bregman, Vocco, and Conn)
4. "But I Do" (Jewel)
5. "On the Rebound" (Acuff-Rose)
Advertising This Week’s Top Hits in the UK with DECCA [Advertising: “It’s All Happening” Mike Preston, “In the Hall of the Mountain King” Nero and the Gladiators, “San Antonio Rose” Floyd Cramer, “High Voltage” Johnnie and the Hurricanes, “You Thrill Me” Ray Peterson] 5
n.a. For NME’s ‘Big Stars of 1961’ – Tickets Selling Thousands! 6
n.a. Trad Strong on Radio 6
n.a. Two Golds for Chacksfield (Frank Chacksfield) 6
n.a. Names in the News [Johnny Dankworth, Keith Fordyce, Mike Peterson, Dick Charlesworth, John Barry Seven, Nelson Riddle]
Karl Denver Radio Dates
West Bromwich likes Vincent! [Gene Vincent]
Peggy Lee’s TV Date Confirmed
Steve and Eydie on ‘Monday Spectacular’ [Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme]
‘Oklahoma!’ Again
Adam Faith’s British Cabaret Debut at Ilford
Seaside Stars in Radio Shows [Ken Dodd, Mark Wynter, Alma Cogan, Joe Henderson]
Ros’ Radio 21st in August [Edmundo Ros]
Autumn Return of Nina and Frederik
Petula Clark Flies without Husband
Saturday Club’ at Blackpool
Des O’Connor Changes Label [From EMI to PYE]
Ray’s Waxings on HMV-VA [Johnnie Ray]
Too Young for Sunday Work [Helen Shapiro]
Audience Added
In TV ‘Show Date’
Kane in Discussion [Eden Kane]
n.a. Stafford, Gorme, Lawrence in Major ATV Projects (Jo Stafford, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence)
New Album Label (Ember Records)
Anne Shelton Extension: Russ Conway’s Guests
6, 7
n.a. Music for Punters
Another New Label [Cannon Records]
Loss to Conduct Millermen [Joe Loss]
Two D-Js on ‘Juke Jury’ [Sam Costa and Jack Johnson]
American Songstresses for Talk of the Town [Frances Faye and the McGuire Sisters]
Fury Entertains Americans [Billy Fury]
Big Trad-Cast in Sunday Shows [Temperance Seven, Kenny Ball, and Monty Sunshine]
Sunday Stars at Bournemouth [Kaye Sisters, Joan Regan, Edmund Hockridge]
Mercury Chief in Holland [Irving Green]
Wendy Meets Matt [Wendy Bernard and Matt Monro]
Newley’s Revue as Decca Album [Tony Newley]
Princess Likes ‘Only Sixteen’ [Craig Douglas]
EMI to Launch Cheaper LP Label
Donegan TV Earlier [Lonnie Donegan]
Composer Squires [Dorothy Squires]
Show Biz Cricketers
Back in London [Lew Levinsohn]
Michaels, Edward Donegan Puts on a Great Show [Lonnie Donegan] 8
n.a. Frank Vaughan Excels in Forty Minute Act 8
n.a. Alma Cogan Gets You Hep! 8
n.a. Robert Earl and Mudlarks Score 8
n.a. Steele’s One Spot Is Easy Winner [Tommy Steele] 8
n.a. Ken and Joan Biggest Hits [Ken Morris and Joan Savage] 8
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail 9
Hentoff, Nat A Fast – Traveling Teenager Linda Scott 9
Hellicar, Mike Fans Join Our Fan Club Controversy 9
n.a. Georgia Brown with Mort Sahl 9
n.a. Sinatra Sent Back Cheque [Frank Sinatra] 9
n.a. Guarding Johnny from TV [Johnny Mathis] 9
Wynn, James And Still the Eddie Cochran Fan Letters Arrive 10
Hellicar, Mike Adam’s 21st [Adam Faith] 10
  Advertisements 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces 12
B.T.G. Johnnie Ray Takes No Chances 12
n.a. A Great Swinging Disc (Buddy Holly’s “Baby, I Don’t Care”) 12
n.a. Elvis: 4 Star Features 12
  Nicholas Dolan, February 2005  
  Original June 1961 contributions by Phil Jennings, March 1999  

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