New Musical Express | July 1961

No. 753 7 July 1961  
Johnson, Derek Should the BBC Have Aired Perry Como? 2
n.a. Life-Lines of Del Shannon 2
Goodwin, Keith Welcome to Britain, Johnny Mathis 3
n.a. And (on his fourth visit) Mel Torme 3
Bagshaw, Peter Emile Ford Has Great Yarmouth Yelling for Me! 3
n.a. Brenda Serenades Her Love 4
Goodwin, Keith Jazz 4
n.a. Sam Wrote It, but Roy’s Disc Is the One (Sam Cooke and Roy Tierney) 4
Fordyce, Keith New Singles
“Ole Buttermilk Sky,” Bill Black
“Book of Love,” Dough Sheldon
“Bobby,” Rick Valance
“Music by De Vol,” Frank De Vol
“Quarter to Three,” US Bonds
“I’m Comin’ Back to You,” Jackie Wilson
“I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” Tommy Bruce
Michaels, Edward Oh, That Bassey Magic! (Shirley Bassey) 4
Evans, Allen LPs
Vic Damone on the Swingin’ Side, Jack Marshall
The Sound of Music, Rodgers and Hammerstein
Ports Car Songs for Big Wheels, Oscar Brand
Al Calderone on a Latin Kick, Al Calderone
n.a. Marty Sings Bart Number (Lionel Bart and Marty Wilde) 4
NME NME Top’s 30
1. “Runaway,” Del Shannon
2. “Temptation,” Everly Bros.
3. “Hello Mary Lou,” Ricky Nelson
4. “Pasadena,” Temperence Seven
5. “Halfway to Paradise,” Billy Fury
NME Top-selling Sheet Music
1. "Exodus" (Chappell)
2. "You'll Never Know" (Bregman, Vocco, and Conn)
3. "Surrender" (Aberbach)
4. "But I Do" (Jewel)
5. "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" (Williamson)
Advertising This Week Hits with EMI: “That’s My Flame,” Acker Bilk; “Breakin' in a Brand New Broken Heart,” Connie Francis; “I love the Way She Laughs,” Jack Larson; “Theme from an Unfilmed Movie,” Ken Mackintosh; “Jungle Street,” The Planets; “Barbara-Ann,” The Regents; “A Thousand Blue Bubbles,” Marion Ryan; “Tonight I Fell in Love,” The Tokens; “Time,” Craig Douglas 5
Advertising Top Hits with Decca: “Book of Love,” Doug Sheldon; “Pepito,” Los Machucambos; “Whistle Down the Wind,” The Wayfarers; “You’re Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,” Ron Moody; “Cupid,” Sam Cooke; “Dum Dum,” Brenda Lee; “Ole Buttermilk Sky,” Bill Black’s Combo; “Black Eyes Rock,” Electric Johnny; “Lucy’s Theme from ‘Parrish’,” George Greenley with his Piano and Orchestra; “Allison’s Theme from ‘Parrish’,” Pete Fountain; “I’m Comin’ on Back to You,” Jackie Wilson 5
n.a. Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! NME’s Big Star Show
Tickets Selling Out [The Allsions, Cliff Richards, Adam Faith, The Shadows, etc.]
n.a. Temperence Seven: Dates
Piccadilly Wax Pub Trio [The Don Harvey Trio]
Shadows Booked for “Easy Beat”
Sampson, Eager Fly for Paris Show [Dave Sampson]
Musical for London [Jane Eyre]
Jerry Lee Lewis Return Bid Paul Anka, Connie Francis Plans
Russ Conway to Star in Liverpool Season
Karl Denver in “Parade of Pops”
Mathis Arrives on Sunday [Johnny Mathis]
Big Role for Arlen [Steve Arlen]
Bert Weedon in Car Crash
Disc Executive Dies [Harry Kruze]
Stars Join Anne Shelton on Radio Luxembourg [Matt Monroe, the Brook Brothers, Andy Stewart]
Adam Faith - Major TV, New LP, Unique Contract
Presley’s ‘Wild’ On General Release
Cliff’s New Music Firm [Cliff Richard]
Advertising Top Songs in U.S. with Decca: “Moody River,” Pat Boone; “Ring of Fire,” Duane Eddy; “Stand by Me,” Ben E. King; “I’ll Step Down,” Garry Mills; “Baby I Don’t Care,” Buddy Holly; “High Voltage,” Johnny & the Hurricanes; “Marcheta” Karl Denver; “Temptation” Everly Bros. 6, 7
n.a. Tommy Steele Tops “Seaside Nights”
Big Names for Torquay Concerts [Craig Douglas, The Shadows, and Alma Cogan]
Davis Provincial Plans Altered [Sammy Davis]
Guest in Jo Stafford TV Series [Rosemary Clooney, Cliff Richard]
Berman on TV Here [Shelley Berman]
Johnnie Ray Sets Continental Tour
Replacing “Tonight” [Shirley Abicair]
Juke Box Jury Will Continue
“Saturday Club”—from Blackpool
Lyn Cornell Gets Invitation to U.S.
B.B.C.-TV Spotlights Hits of Four Decades
Nina, Frederik Film for London [Nina and Frederik]
Matt Monro’s Tribute to Mel TormeHelen Shapiro’s Film Debut- In a Rank Documentary
More Calls for Dickie [Dickie Valentine]Permits for Peggy’s Group [Peggy Lee]
Acker Bilk Leads Irish Invasion
Radio’s “LP Parade”
Hellicar, Mike Duane Eddy’s Acting Wowed Us All! 8
Hentoff, Nat Pat Boone’s New Book 8
Bartram, Doug Adam Is So Relaxed (Adam Faith) 8
Johnson, Derek Elvis Is Way Out in Front [Elvis Presley] 9
Charlton, Bruce Craig Douglas at the Crossroads 10
Wedge, Don Magnificent Staging of Russ Conway’s Show 10
Bartram, Doug They Were Glad to Have Bevs [The Beverly Sisters] 10
  Ads 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Peices 12
  Nick Dolan, March 2005  
No. 756 14 July 1961  
Mike Butcher Johnnie Ray Question Time 2
n.a. Torme on Top [Mel Torme makes cabaret debut] 2
Keith Goodwin Ben E. King [produces a hat-trick of hits] 2
Jonah Ruddy Peggy Lee Has So Much to Do in Britain 3
Don Wedge Gene Vincent Is Ballroom’s Rock King 3
Keith Fordyce New Singles:
Tommy Steele: “The Writing on the Wall”
Jim Gunner: “Desperado”
Laurie London: Down by the Riverside”
Zack Laurence: “Teenage Concerto”
Scott Brothers: “Susie Black”
Allan Evans New LP’s:
Brenda Lee: Emotion
Bobby Darin and Johnny Mercer: Two of a Kind
Anthony Newley: Tony
Alma Cogan: With You in Mind
Jess Conrad: Jess for You
Advertising EMI’s New Releases
Eddy Calvert: Lucy’s Theme,
Dee Clark: Raindrops,
The Cleftones: Heart and Soul,
Harr Lennie and Hastings: Auf Weidersehen Me Dear,
Krew Kats: Samovar
NME Music Charts Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. “Temptation,” the Everly Brothers,
2. “Runaway,” Del Shannon,
3. “Hello Mary Lou,” Ricky Nelson,
4. “Well I Ask You,” Eden Kane,
5. “Half Way to Paradise,” Billy Fury
Advertising New Hits: From Decca and RCA Records
1. “The Writing on the Wall,” Tommy Steele,
2. “Adios My Love,” Lyn Cornell,
3. “Sea of Heartbreak,” Don Gibson,
4. “There They Go,” Harold Dorman,
5. “Pepito,” Cyril Stapleton
  Top 5 LPs?  
NME Music Charts NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. “Exodus” Chappell
2. “You’ll Never Know” Dregman, Nocco, and Conn
3. “A Girl Like You” F, D, & H
4. “I’ve Told Ever Little Star” Chappell
5. “Pasadena” Lawrence Wright
n.a. Johnny Ray and Mel Torme Provincial Dates
Cliff Follows Shadows
Acker in Extra ‘Trad Fad’ Show
Gene Vincent May Tour in North
Clooney, Byrnes Arrive Sunday
n.a. Yana, Don Arrol in Final Show [The final relay from Blackpool this summer features Yana and Don Arrol] 6-7
n.a. Eden Kana in Blackpool Sunday Concert Series
Donegan in Rival Show to Miki and Griff
‘Cool Spot’ to follow ‘Saturday’s Club’
Pye’s New Jazz Label
British Cabaret Debut for Frankie Vaughan
Matt Monroe recording Commercial for U.S. TV
n.a. Everly’s Waxed ‘Temptation’ on Weekend Vacation 8
Allen Evans EPs:
The Allisons, EP title?
Johnny Burnette, EP title?
Johnny Mathis, EP title?
Mary Kaye Trio, Bye Bye Birdie
Keith Goodwin Ella Meets Jo (Ella Fitzgerald and Jo Stafford Meet at Elstree Studios) 8
James Wynn Dion Heads for the Highspot 8
Keith Goodwin Buddy Holly is Still at the Top 9
Derek Johnson You Hit at BBC for Dropping Como [expressing Frustration that BBC dropped Perry Como] 9
Derek Johnson What’s Behind the Sudden Rush Back to Ricky Nelson? [Johnson seeks to answer this Question] 10
n.a. Nina and Frederik Film Acting Debuts 10
n.a. Life Lines of Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence 10
n.a. Advertisements, Personals 11
n.a. AFN Highlights 11
n.a. Radio Luxembourg [schedule] 11
The Alley Cat Decca Have Top Five in The Charts 12
  Stephen Evans, March 2005  
No. 757 21 July 1961  
A.G. Amazing Mathis 2
A.G.  Peggy Lee, Plus Backing, is Superb 2
Keith Goodwin New Comer Will ‘Knock Us Dead’ – Say U.S. Stars 2
Chris Willis Eden Kane (Britain’s Latest No. 1) confesses ‘I Fall in Love too Easily!’ 3
Edward Michaels Eden’s Debut Brings Warm Applause 3
Derek Johnson Pet’s Real-life Romeo has Brought Her Luck 3
Keith Goodwin Jazz 3
Keith Fordyce Faith and Barry Stick to Winning Formula (Adam Faith and John Barry release another probable hit) 4
Keith Fordyce Reviews New Singles
Kenny Lynch : “The Story Behind My Tears”
Steve Race Group: “Crosstrap”
Bill Doggett: “You Can’t Sit Down”
Bobby Vee:  “How Many Tears”
Keith Fordyce Anne, Vera, Lyn Vie with ‘Adios” (Anne Shelton, Vera Lynn, and Lyn Cornell all Release ‘Adios My Love’) 4
Keith Fordyce Johnny Has Girls on His Mind (Johnny Burnett releases ‘Girls’) 4
Allen Evans LP Review:
I Miss You So, Fats Domino;
Hits of the 50s, Bryan Blackburn and Peter Reeves;
Superponics,  Caterina Valente;
Join Bing and His Friends, Bing Crosby
Advertising New Hits (Released by Decca): “Girls,” Johnny Burnette; “How Many Tears,” Bobby Vee; “I See You,” Jess Conrad; “Te-Ta-Te-Ta-Ta,” Ernie K-Doe; “I Fall to Pieces,” Patsy Cline  
NME Music Charts 5
  Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1. “Well I Ask You,” Eden Kane;
2. “Temptation,” Everly Bros.;
3. “Runaway,” Del Shannon;
4. “Hello Mary Lou,” Ricky Nelson;
5. “A Girl Like You,” Cliff Richard
  Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. “Exodus” (Chappell);
2. “A Girl Like You” (F.D.H.);
3. “Pasadena” (Lawrence Wright);
4. “Hello Mary Lou” (Bron);
5. “Climb Every Mountain” (Williamson)
  Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.:
1. “Tossin’ and Turnin’,” Bobby Lewis;
2. “Boll Weevil Song,” Brook Benton;
3. “Quarter to Three,” U.S. Bonds;
4. “Raindrops,” Dee Clark;
5. “Yellow Bird,” Arthur Lyman
Advertising This Week’s EMI Releases: “Baby Sittin,” Bobby Angelo; “Reach for The Stars,” Shirly Bassey; “With You in Mind,” Alma Cogan; “Teenage Concerto,” Zack Laurence; “Jungle Street,” The Planets 5
Dane Marlow Elvis to Play Hank Williams in Film 6
n.a. Kane May Teem with Fury
Pet, Shadows Hits Get U.S. Release
Derek Johnson Show Biz Salutes Newley 6
n.a. Jazzmen Will be Filmed in Action at Beaulieu
Mathis TV Show in September
Fourth Regan Series
Jonah Ruddy Capitol Sues Sinatra over LP Similarity 7
n.a. Dave King in Clooney Show (King will be on Rosemary Clooney’s show)
Everlys’ October Return Project Well Advanced
Keith Fordyce in Car Crash
Brian Matthew Pye Signing?
n.a. Lonnie Donnegan Plays Most Dates in New Zealand 7
Keith Goodwin
& Mike Hellicar
NME Interviews Rosemary Clooney and Edd ‘Kookie’ Byrnes 8
n.a. Life-lines of Brook Benton 8
n.a. From You to Us (Mail from Readers) 8
James Wynn Trad Tops in 10 Years, Says Acker Bilk 9
Mike Hellicar New to The Charts: The Fireballs 9
Bruce Charlton Interview with Anthony Newley 10
Keith Goodwin Miss ‘Dynamite’ Lee Is Back! 10
n.a. Advertisements 11
n.a. AFN Highlights 11
n.a. Radio Luxembourg: Program Schedule 11
n.a. Matt Monro Jumps Up U.S. Charts 12
J.W. Roger Williams: Next Pianist for the Charts? 12
Chris Martin Mary Keeps on Leaning 12
  Stephen Evans, February 2005  
No. 758 28 July 1961  
Pat Boone Am I Glad You All Liked My ‘Moody River’! 2
Derek Johnson 19 Earlier Versions—But Still ‘Hurt’ Song Is a Hit! 2
n.a. Life Lines of Clarence Henry 2
Bob Day NMExclusive Interview with Elvis 3
Keith Goodwin You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet (an interview with Helen Shapiro) 3
Edward Michaels ‘Rose Marie’ Something Different 3
Ketih Goodwin Jazz 3
Keith Fordyce Passes Judgment on the Latest Pops (Tony Newley, Springfields, Chubby Checker, Peter Elliot, Johnnie Ray) 4
Keith Fordyce Johnny Mathis Song Poses a Vital Question 4
Keith Fordyce Bobby Rydell Puts Big Beat in His ‘Fish” 4
Allen Evans LPs Reviewed
1. Tony Bennett: Tony Sings for Two
2. Josh White: Josh at Midnight
3. Presenting Joyce Greenfell
4. Fireballs: Vaquero
5. Dill Jones: Jones the Jazz
Advertising This Week’s EMI Releases: U.S. Bonds: ‘Quarter to Three’; Bobby Lewis: ‘Tossin’ and Turnin’’; Laurie London: ‘Down by the Riverside’; Kenny Lynch: ‘The Story behind My Tears’; Vera Lynn: ‘Adios, My Love’ 5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. ‘Well I Ask You,’ Eden Kane
2. ‘Temptation,’ Everly Bros.
3. ‘You Don’t Know,’ Helen Shapiro
4. ‘Runaway,’ Del Shannon
5. ‘A Girl Like You,’ Cliff Richard
NME Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain
1. ‘Pasadena,’ Lawrence Wright
2. ‘A Girl Like You,’ F.D.H.
3. ‘Halfway to Paradise,’ Nevins- Kirshner
4. ‘Exodus,’ Chappell
5. ‘Hello Mary Lou,’ Bron
NME Best Selling Pop Records in U.S.
1. ‘Tossin’ and Turnin’,’ Bobby Lewis
2. ‘Boll Weevil Song,’ Brook Benton
3. ‘Quarter to Three,’ U.S. Bonds
4. ‘Yellow Bird,’ Arthur Lyman
5. ‘I Like it Like That,’ Chris Kenner
Advertising New Hits from Decca: ‘Kind of Fool I Am,’ Anthony Newley; ‘A Tear,’ Gene McDaniels; ‘Pretty Little Angel Eyes,’ Curtis Lee; ‘Heart And Soul,’ Jan And Dean; ‘Steady Kind,’ Mickey Denton 5
n.a. EMI Launches Cheaper LP Label Next Week
Kenny Ball Band Stole Festival Honours
Extra Costs Force Firms to Raise Record Prices
October Start Likely for Kane-Fury Tour
Everly’s ‘Dream’ Hit Again!
Valentine Heads Clacton Variety
Light’s Invitation to ‘Brunch with Braden’
n.a. Palladium Featured in Jo Stafford Telefilm 6-7
n.a. Newley Still Hopes to Film with Adam Faith Swedish Singer for Anka TV
Connie Stevens in London Next Month
Elvis Returns to Stage
Anita O’Day British Debut this Weekend
Mathis in Italy
Minstrel Tour Covers London
Derek Johnson U.S. Bonds Either Thrills or Chills You 8
Keith Goodwin U.S. Composer Sammy Cahn Praises Bart 8
n.a. From You to US (Mail From Readers) 8
A.G. Ken Kirkham, Carmita Are Talk of Knokke 8
Derek Johnson Bing Arrives to Take Road to Hong Kong 9
Nat Hentoff Sinatra Keeps Vegas Audience Guessing 9
K.G. Frances Faye – Shouting Spellbinder 9
Derek Johnson Eden Kane and Billy Fury Became Great Pals (Johnson introduces the two and then interviews them) 10
Bruce Charlton Does Banning Death Pop Songs Make Them Too Important? 10
n.a. Advertisements 11
n.a. AFN Highlights 11
n.a. Radio Luxembourg: Program Schedule 11
James Wynn No Chart Hits – But Edie’s Not Worried 12
n.a. Untold Secrets of the Stars 12
  Stephen Evans, March 2005  
  Original July 1961 contributions by Phil Jennings, March 1999  

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