New Musical Express | November 1961

No. 773 3 November 1961  
n.a. Billy Fury Discovers Disc Hits Allow Him More Freedom on Stage 2
n.a. From Us to You  
n.a. Meet the Composer: Bunny Lewis  
n.a. News to the Charts: Success from Tragedy [Shane Fenton]  
n.a. In His Latest Picture: Elvis the Yokel 3
n.a. Chart Newcomer: Danny Williams Wins against a Big Field  
n.a. Marty Wilde Tough Guy in Film  
Fordyce, Keith Covers the Singles:
Craig Douglas Opens Xmas Fare, “No Greater Love”
Chubby Checker, “The Fly”
Mar-Keys, “Diana”
Cleo Lane, “Something’s Gotta Give”
Duffy Power, “What Now?”
Adam Wade, “To-night I Won’t Be There”
Nina, Frederik, “Little Shepard Boy”
Rose Brennan, “Tall Dark Stranger”
Gerry Temple, “Seventeen Come Sunday”
Joe Hunter, “May the Best Man Win”
Paris Sisters, “I Love How You Love Me”
Potted Pops: Marty Robbins, “It’s Your World”; Zach Laurence, “Snowman’s Land”; Dinah Washington, “September in the Rain”
Evans, Allen Allen Evans Forms His Own Teen-Jury to Judge Helen’s First EP [Helen Shapiro]  
Evans Allen The Latest LPs:
Lonnie Donnegan: More Tops with Lonnie
The Wham of Sam
The Brooks Brothers
Mills Brothers
Memoirs of [can’t read] Tatum
Dance Music:
Billy May’s the Girls and Boys on Broadway
n.a. Best Selling Pop Records in Britain:
1. Helen Shapiro, “Walkin’ Back to Happiness”
2. Elvis Presley, “His Latest Flame”
3. Cliff Richard, “Girl in Your Arms”
4. Ray Charles, “Hit the Road Jack”
5. John Leyton, “Wild Wind”
n.a. Best Selling Sheet Music in Britain:
1. Walkin’ Back to Happiness (Filmusic)
2. “Sucu-Sucu” (Peter Maurice)
3. “When the Girl in Your Arms” (Leeds)
4. “You’ll Answer to Me” (Shipiro-Bernstein)
5. “Michael” (United Artists)
n.a. Best Selling Pop Record in U.S.:
1. Dion, “Run Around Sue”
2. Dovelle, “Bristol Stomp”
3. Jimmy Dean, “Big Bad John”
4. Ray Charles, “Hit the Road Jack”
5. Paris Sisters, “I Love How You Love Me”
n.a. Mathis, Daniels, Greco Return Early Next Year [Johnny Mathis, Billy Daniels, Buddy Greco]
Whitfield Leaves Decca for EMI [David Whitfield]
Trad Goes to Scotland
Oriole Gets US Outlet
Denver, Douglas for ‘Easy Beat’ [Kari Denver Trio, Craig Douglas and the Viscounts]
Ivory Joe on ‘Jury’ Panel
Mike Holliday with Bob Hope
John Barry’s Big U.S. Music Deal
Gene Vincent Is Back on Sunday
Adam Faith in Prison!
n.a. Helen Gets 208 Series: May Go Down Under [Helen Shapiro]
Cliff for London, Jo’burg Premiers of Film [Cliff Richard
n.a. Huge Line-Up for New Year ‘Stars’
Elvis: Summer Charity Concert Here Possible
BBC-TV Seeks Song EntryRuss Conway: Palladium TV
No ITV Upheaval by Artists’ Strike Yet‘Saturday Club’ Recalls Brooks [Brooks Brothers]
Heath 208 Series [Ted Heath]
Denver LP Out [Karl Denver]
Checker, Rydell Plan Visits to Britain [Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell]
Johnnie Ray: 4th Label in Year
U.S. Secure New Douglas Disc [Craig Douglas]
John Leyton: On ‘Jury,’ In ‘Club,’ New Label
Plans for CBS Discs Set Soon
n.a. Full Page Ad: Two More New WHS Record Departments 8
Johnson, Derek New Royal Performers Talk About Their Big Night 9
n.a. Second Chance for Chubby? [Chubby Checker]  
n.a. It’s Easy to Play Trad Band Instruments  
Evans, Allen EPs: Bobby Vee, Moody River, Frank Sinatra, Shop Around, Big Ben in Ireland The Springfields, No Count Blues  
Johnson, Derek The Time Has Come for Adam Faith to Plan Next Move 10
Johnson, Derek …and Frankie Vaughan, Too  
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail  
n.a. Classified Ads 11
Alley Cat Tail Pieces: Lena and Frank: Musical Co-Stars? [Lena Horne, Frankie Vaughn] 12
n.a. Life Lines of Mike Berry  
n.a. News of Cliff Down Under [Cliff Richard]  
  Susanna Kremer, March 2005  
No. 774 10 November 1961  
Barry, John John Barry’s Delights and Disappointments on His First U.S. Visit; He Tells His Own Story Here 2
Johnson, Derek ‘Phoney’ Calls Are Berman’s Fortune  
Johnson, Derek Jimmy Dean Wrote Hit on His Way to Studio 3
n.a. Life-lines of Hayley Mills  
Hellicar, Mike Troy Shondell Waxed His Own Disc and then Was ‘Taken Over’  
Rydell, Bobby The Shadows Have a Cert and Sinatra a Maybe 4
Evans, Allen LPs:
Ritchie Valens [“Cry-Cry-Cry,” “Paddlwack Song,” “Rockin’ All Night”] (London)
Mark Wynter: Warmth of Winter [“Artificial Flowers,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Timber Girl for Every Day”] (Decca)
Emile Ford: Emile [“Buona Sera,” “Fever”] (Piccadilly)
Gene McDaniels ["Portrait of My Love"] (London)
The Showstoppers [Cleo Laine: "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads"; George Cankiris: "Put on a Happy Face"; Doreen Hume: "I Feel Pretty"; The Mike Summer Singers: "76 Trombones"] (Fontana)
Chet Atkins and His Guitar ["Bells of St. Mary’s"] (RCA Camden)
n.a. Potted Pops:
“Ziganette,” Nelson Riddle (Capitol)
“Fly By Night,” Andy Williams (Phillips)
“King of Kings,” [film themes] Cyril Ornadel (MGM)
“Border Patrol,” Denis Newey (Phillips)
“King Kong,” Terry Lightfoot  (Columbia)
“The Old Rugged Cross,” Jo Stafford (Capitol)
“Hang On,” Floyd Cramer (RCA)
  EMI Top Single: Craig Douglas “No Greater Love” [Advertising] 5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. “His Latest Flame,” Elvis Presley
2. “Walkin’ Back to Happiness,” Helen Shapiro
3. “Take Good Care of my Baby,” Bobby Vee
4. “Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean
5. “Girl in Your Arms,” Cliff Richard
NME Best Selling Sheet Music In Britain
1. "Walkin' Back to Happiness" (Filmusic)
2. "When the Girl in Your Arms" (Leeds)
3. "Sucu-Sucu" (Peter Maurice)
4. "You'll Answer to Me" (Shapiro-Bernstein)
5. "Michael" (United Artists)
NME Best Selling Pop Records In U.S.
1. “Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean
2. “Runaround Sue,” Dion
3. “ Bristol Stomp,” Dovells
4. “Hit the Road Jack,” Ray Charles
5. “Fool No. 1,” Brenda Lee
Advertising New Hits [DECCA, LONDON, Brunswick and CORAL]
Chico Holiday, “God, Country and My Baby” (CORAL)
David Macbeth, “Just a Twinkle” (DECCA)
The Trad Grads, “Runnin’ Shoes” (DECCA)
Patsy Cline, “Crazy” (Brunswick)
Solomon Duke, “Just Out of Reach” (Atlantis)
Billy Joe Tucker, “Boogie Woogie Bill” (LONDON)
Johnny Burnette, “God, Country and My Baby” (LONDON)
n.a. Dorothy Squires’ backdated album out next week
Barber, Kayes, Davis in major ATV show
Newley Starts ‘World’ Film on New Year’s Day
Pet On ‘Jury’
Slavin LP a hit
ITV Schedules Almost Normal, Despite Strike
Names in the News
McGuires on ‘Lucky Stars’
EMI chief praises home disc stars
Mudlarks Hurt in Car Crash
More Brubeck dates
Dion-Fury British tour project for February
n.a. Make Your Favourites Happy by Voting for Them Now; NME 1961 Popularity Poll will be the world’s greatest
Hour-long TV Tribute to Lionel Bart
Gene for Hull
Anne back Monday
Stapleton: big contract
Plenty pop in BBC radio Xmas plans
ATV pop shows telerecording
Shapiro dates
Conrad for U.S.
Donegan U.S. outlet
Bing Crosby Show Telerecords Sunday
Conway in ‘Pop Parade’ Again
Gray, Andy Trad-Pop Royal Triumph! 8
Evans, Allen EPs :
George Melly: "Monkey and the Baboon,” “Put It Right Here,” “Black Mare Blues,” and “Funny Feathers” (Columbia)Melins Mercouri: “Never on Sunday,” and “The Sound of Love” (HMV)
Peggy Lee: “On the Street Where You Live,” “Hey There,” “Surrey with Fringe on Top,” and “Wish You Where Here” (Capitol)
Mantovani: Italia Mia “Catari,” “Come Back To Sorrento,” “Mattinata,” and “Beautiful” (Decca)
Here Comes Marino: “Tonight You’re Lovelier than Ever” (Durham)
Ted Heath Plays Great Film Hits: “Moonglow,” “Young at Heart,” “Limelight,” and “Sentimental Journey” (Decca)
Williams, Chris Judy’s ten minutes in ‘Nuremberg’ are outstanding  
Johnson, Derek ?-Time with Dave (‘Take Five’) Brubeck 9
n.a. From YOU to US  
Hentoff, Nat Nat Hentoff’s American Airmail; Elivis’s Colonel: One-Track Mind  
  Nat Cole to film in Mexico  
Fordyce, Keith Takes You Behind the Scenes to Thank Your Lucky Stars which He Comperes 10
M.H. Dolores Hart Talks about Elvis and Connie  
  Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces: Connie Covers Cliff hit 12
  Lauren Kushnick, February 2005  
No. 775 17 November 1961  
n.a. Advertisement: Victory Parade for Phillips and Fontana 2
n.a. Bobby Darin, making film after film, is worried about his discs 3
n.a. Stella’s Coming to London 3
Hellicar, Mike Danny Williams went to the cinema and changed his mind about “Moon River 3
Hellicar, Mike Matt Monroe Sings Hit in Cabaret-but Julie Wilson Ignores Her Song 3
Fordyce, Keith Shirely Bassey will shorely ‘get by’ with this one!
Fats Domino, "What a Party" and "Rockin' Bicycle" (London)
Sam Costa, "I'm Changing My Hat to a Bowler" / "Oh Dear" (Palette)
Bert Weedon, "China Doll" /"Red Guitar" (HMV)
Lee Diamond, "Stop Your Crying" / "You'll Want Me" (Fontana)
Ben E. King, "Here Comes the Night" / "Young Boy Blues" (London)
Andy Stewart, "Take Me Back" / "The Road and the Miles to Dundee" (Top Rank)
Frank Ifield, "Your Time Will Come" / "That's the Way It Is" (Columbia)
Rolf Harris, "Six White Boomers" / "Forgotten Dreams" (Columbia)
Alan Fielding, "Scatterbrain" / "I've Got to Learn to Forget" (Decca)
Freddy Cannon, "For Me and My Gal" / "Blue Plate Special" (Top Rank)
Evans, Allen LPs:
Johnny Mathis: Portrait of Johnny (Fontana)
Frank Sinatra: Sinatra Plus (Fontana)
Mitch Miller: Your Request Sing Along with Mitch (Phillips)
Chris Barber, Acker Bilk: Best of Barber and Bilk, Vol II (Pye Golden Guinea)
Tommy Kinsman: Kinsman Goes Dixie (Fontana)
Matty Matlock: Gold Diggers in Dixie Land (Warner Brothers)
Hazy Osterwald: Hazy’s Nightclub (Polydor)
n.a. Potted Pops:
Big Ben Trad Band (Columbia), “Trad Party No. 1”
Mel Torme (MGM) “The Christmas Song”
Jimmy Lloyd (Phillips), “You Are My sunshine”
Chris Barber’s Jazz Band (Columbia), “Revival”
n.a. EMI Top Single: Shirley Bassey: “I’ll Get By” [Advertising] 5
NME Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. “His Latest Flame,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
2. “Take Good Care of my Baby,” Bobby Vee (London)
3. “Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean (Philips)
4. “Walkin’ Back to Happiness,” Helen Shapiro (Columbia)
5. “The Time has Come,” Adam Faith (Parlophone)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music In Britain
1. “Walkin’ Back to Happiness” (Filmmusic)
2. “When the Girl in Your Arms” (Leeds)
3. “Sucu-Sucu” (Peter Maurice)
4. “You’ll Answer to Me” (Shapiro-Bernstein)
5. “Moon River” (Chappell)
NME Best Selling Pop Records In U.S.
1. “Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean
2. “Runaround Sue,” Dion
3. “Fool No. 1,” Brenda Lee
4. “Bristol Stomp,” Dovells
5. “Tower of Strength,” Gene McDaniels
n.a. New Hits [Advertising]
Allen Fielding, “Scatter-Brain”
Lionel Bart, “ Give us a Kiss for Christmas”
Les Chakachas, “Twist Twist”
Fats Domino, “What a Party”
Ben E. King, “Here Comes the Night”
Johnny Burnette, “Settin’ the Woods on Fire”
Bobby Vee, “Love’s Made a Fool of You”
Eddie Cochran, “Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie”
Jackie Wilson, “My Heart Belongs to Only You”
n.a. NME Poll! [Elvis Presley, Cliff Richard, Connie Francis, Shadows, Everly Brothers, David Jacobs Virtually Winners; Helen Shapiro May Capture Shirley Bassey’s Vocal Crown!] 6
n.a. In NME 1962 Calendar—Portraits of 36 Top Stars
Girl Star Gets Big Offer From France
Donegan May Wax in U.S.
Leyton Exploits Disc in Colour Film
Happy Christmas with the Minstrels and Cotton
Starry Line-ups for Future ATV Showcases
Gene Kelly Spectacular
Acker Bilk on “Jury”
Bart “Stars” Guest
Denver Trio Joins Furry Package
Cliff, Shadows Back for Palladium TV
HMV Wins U.S Label
Johnson, Derek Says Welcome Back to the Charts to Two Old Pals- Frankie Vaughan and Marty Wilde 8
n.a. Sinatra Will Go On Making Records  
readers From You to Us  
Williams, Chris New to the Charts; Shouting Bingo Numbers Gave Doug Lung Power! 9
Goodwin, Keith Meet the Composers: Decorator + Schoolmaster Equals Top Song Team! [Bill Crompton (Bolton) and Morgan Jones (Wales)]  
Hentoff, Nat American Airmail: Jimmy Will Be Farmer Dean 9
Hentoff, Nat Judy to Film in London [Judy Garland] 9
n.a. Who’s Where 9
n.a. NMExclusive: Dion Admits: British Kindness Knocked Me Out! 10
C.W. Adventurer Sinatra 10
n.a. Life-Lines of Shane Fenton 10
  Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces: Spike’s Fun on Form! 12
Goodwin, Keith No Complaints at Trad Jamboree  
  Lauren Kushnick, February 2005  
No. 776 24 November 1961  
Johnson, Derek Shirley Bassey needs no gimmicks to get by! 2
Charlton, Bruce Nat ‘King’ Cole Joins the Chart Come-back Parade 2
Hellicar, Mike Bobby Vee Declares War on Fuddy-duddies and Bossy Girls 3
n/a Life-Lines of Ray Charles 3
Williams, Chris Bobby Darin’s Drama Lessons Pay Off! 3
½ page Ads: Aretha Franklin, “Rock-A-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (Fontana)
Andy Williams, “Fly By Night c/w Danny Boy” (Philips)
Fordyce, Keith Cleo Laine finds follow-up 4
n.a. Donegan Christmas Song is Controversial  
n.a. Not so good for Bobby  
Evans, Allen LPs: (included additional sections- For Fun, Christmas and Dancing)Top Secret, Laurie Johnson (Pye Golden Guinea): “Sucu-Sucu” Dorothy Squires Sings Billy Reid, [with the Bill Shepherd Orchestra and Beryl Stott Chorus: “Danger Ahead Beware,” “Dorothy,” “My Mother’s Day”] (Pye Golden Guinea)The Versatile Burl Ives, [with Anita Kerr Singers and Owen Bradley: “ Delia,” “I Walk the Line,” “The Almighty Dollar Bill”] (Brunswick)Tony Williams [“The Great Pretender,” “My Prayer,” “For the First Time”] (Reprise)
For Fun:
Jimmy Durante at the Copacabana [with Eddie Jackson, Sonny King: “Everywhere You Go,” “You Made Me Love You”]
Max Miller: That’s Nice Maxie, (Pye) [“Josephine,” “Twin Sisters,” “On the Banks of the Nile,” “Hicking Routines”]
The Explosive Sounds of Jackson Paine (Warner Bros)
Tony Hancock: Hancock (Pye) [soundtracks to TV shows “The Blood Doner” and “The Radio Ham”]
For Christmas:
the Gregory Stereo-Strings and Voices: Carols in Wonderland
Massed (Yorkshire) Miners Choirs: Sing the Carols
Blind Girls’ Choral Society: Favorite Christmas Carols
For Dancing:
John Warren’s Strictempo Orchestra: Everybody Dance, (Pye)
Statler Dance Orchestra: Strictly for Dancing (Pye Golden Guinea)
n/a Potted Pops:
Billy Wright (Parlophone): “Sing-Song Just for Kicks”
Aretha Franklin (Fontana): “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” / “Operation Heartbreak”
EMI Ad: EMI Top Single: Gene Vincent, and His Blue Caps “Unchained Melody” 5
NME Music Charts Best Selling Pop Records in Britain
1. “His Latest Flame,” Elvis Presley (RCA)
2. “Take Good Care of my Baby,” Bobby Vee (London)
3. “Tower of Strength,” Frankie Vaughan (Philips)
4.  “Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean (Philips)
5. “Walkin’ Back to Happiness,” Helen Shapiro (Columbia)
NME Best Selling Sheet Music In Britain
1. “Walkin’ Back to Happiness” (Filmmusic)
2. “Sucu-Sucu” (Peter Maurice)
3. “When the Girl in Your Arms” (Leeds)
4. “Moon River” (Chappell)
5. “His Latest Flame” (Aberbach)
NME Best Selling Pop Records In U.S.
1. “Big Bad John,” Jimmy Dean
2. “Runaround Sue” Dion3. “Fool No. 1” Brenda Lee
4. “Goodbye Cruel World” James Darren
5. “ Bristol Stomp” Dovells
New Hits Advertising “Silent Night” Leontyne Price (Decca)
“Two Initials” Roy Lee (Decca)
“Sucu Sucu Party Cha” The Firestones (Decca)
“The Baby Boy” Belafonte (RCA)
“Johnny Will” Pat Boone (London)
“So Long Baby” Del Shannon (London)
“Pretty Girl” Eddie Cochran (London)
“Look at Me” Buddy Holly (Coral)
n/a Elvis Presley Wins Major Poll Honours
NME Chart Hits In ‘Lucky Stars’
Comedians, Matthew Wax Varied Sides
Now the Date You’ve Been Waiting For; Great Wembley Concert Sunday, April 15!
John Leyton film to be extended
Venues for Faith
Dion Replaces Temp. Seven
n/a Fury for America: Vee, Orlando, Eddy for Britain
Bruce Forsyth Palladium’s 1962 revue top star
Checker at ‘Club’
World Travels for Helen Shapiro Next Year
Frankie Vaughan Christmas Tour
Ball Back in ‘Easy Beat’
Stapleton Band in ATV Xmas Showcase
‘All That Jazz’
Keith Goodwin "It’s Great to Be in Top Ten," Declares Dave Brubeck 8
M.I. Tough on Cleo 8
n.a. From You to Us 8
Full page ad: 8 out of 10 players; select solids from this range!
[Hoffner and ‘Futurama’ models plus coupon for Selmer catalogue]
Goodwin, Keith Britain Likes Russia’s Top Tune Thanks to Kenny Ball 10
Johnson, Derek ‘Great to Be Home,’ Shiver Cliff and Shadows  
Evans, Allen EP’s:
Johnny Burnette: Big, Big World (London) [“Ballad of One-Eyed Jacks,” “The Fool”]
Cherished Memories of Eddie Cochran (London) [“Weekend Nervous Breakdown,” “Pretty Girl,” “Cherished Memories”]
n/a Classifieds 11
The Alley Cat Tail-Pieces: Correct forecast! 12
  Lauren Kushnick, February 2005  
  Original November 1961 contributions by Phil Jennings, March 1999

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